Hong Kong

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The Agriculture, Fisheries & Conservation Dept (AFCD) is the Animal Quarantine Authority for the entry of dogs to Hong Kong.

For Hong Kong, read both the Assistance Dog and Standard (pet) Dog Travel Rules provided. For any contradictions, clarify with the Animal Quarantine Authority.

A view across Victoria Harbour toward the city of Hong Kong at night. The bright lights of the Skyscrapers illuminate several different colours across the water.
Victoria Harbour of Hong Kong.

Unfortunately, Hong Kong charges an import fee, even for Assistance Dogs, even for layovers.
Note that all applications and associated documents need to be mailed to Hong Kong rather than emailed

Contact the Agriculture, Fisheries & Conservation Dept (AFCD)

Be prepared

  • Confirm any specific requirements with all Animal Quarantine Authorities before booking your trip. This includes both entering/leaving an y country and all airline/cruise line requirements.
  • The Travel Process can take several months so leave plenty of planning time for your trip (except for valid EU Pet Passport travel).

Travel Rules for Assistance Dogs

The links below detail concerns specific to Assistance Dogs. Visiting these links will open another website.

Assistance Dog Eligibility Criteria

There is no standard that all countries follow for recognising Assistance Dogs. Check whether your dog qualifies.

Bringing Assistance Dogs into Hong Kong

The process for bringing a recognised Assistance Dog into Hong Kong.

Travel Rules for Standard (pet) Dogs

These links detail the process for Standard (pet) Dogs, which Assistance Dogs may still need to follow. Visiting these links will open another website.

Bringing all dogs into Hong Kong

The process for bringing all dogs into Hong Kong.

Taking all dogs out of Hong Kong

The process for taking all dogs out of Hong Kong.

Miscellaneous Information

Extra information that is specific to the region or country.

Hong Kong Layover Process

Be aware that an extra process is required for layovers in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong Public Access Laws

Requirements and rights covering Assistance Dogs and their Handlers.

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