How to Relocate Your Pets from Sri Lanka to New Zealand

Relocating your beloved pets from Sri Lanka to New Zealand can feel overwhelming given the stringent regulations. But don’t worry! Our guide, ensures clarity and smoothness throughout your pet’s journey.

Why can’t I send my pet directly from Sri Lanka to New Zealand?

New Zealand has categorized Sri Lanka as a “Non-Approved country/High Risk Rabies Country.” This means direct pet transport from Sri Lanka to New Zealand isn’t possible. However, there’s a way!

The New Zealand Approved-Country Solution:

To navigate this regulation, pets must first be relocated to a country recognized by New Zealand as “rabies-controlled” or “rabies-free” – Category 2 or 3 approved countries. They must then stay there for at least 6 months before heading to New Zealand.

Why choose Singapore?

At Pet Express, we advocate for Singapore as your transit nation. Singapore not only offers top-tier service standards but is also geographically convenient.

Pre-departure requirements:

Before your pet jets off from Sri Lanka to Singapore:

  1. Microchipping: Essential for identification.
  2. Primary Rabies Vaccine: To ensure immunity.
  3. RNATT (Rabies Neutralising Antibody Titre Test): A must-pass!

Remember to secure a quarantine slot in Singapore 1-2 months prior to your pet’s travel date. Upon arrival, a 30-day mandatory quarantine awaits at the renowned Sembawang Government Quarantine Station. After this period, our trusted partners will ensure your pets are comfortable in top-class boarding facilities.

What happens during the Singapore stay?

For pets, particularly dogs, this stage is crucial. Several vaccinations are given, and blood tests for parasites like Brucella canis, Babesia Gibsoni, and Heartworm are conducted. These tests are pivotal; a failure might prohibit entry into New Zealand. We emphasize taking these tests in both Sri Lanka and Singapore to minimize risks.

The final leap: Singapore to New Zealand

Once your pet has met all of New Zealand’s entry criteria, we’ll handle the paperwork, including the Import Permit. Your pets will then fly from Singapore to New Zealand.

Upon landing, a minimum 10-day quarantine is mandatory. After this, a joyous reunion awaits!

Why choose Pet Express?

We’re not just a service; we’re pet lovers. With strong partnerships in Singapore and New Zealand, we promise a seamless, door-to-door experience.

Yes, the journey is intricate and can be costly, but the safety and happiness of your pet are priceless. For tailored advice or more information, feel free to connect with us. Let’s embark on this journey together!

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