Popular Destinations

Hong Kong, China

International Pet Transport to Hong Kong

International pet transport to Hong Kong is direct from Australia via Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth, flying with Qantas or Cathay Pacific with no transit stopovers. Flight time is approximately nine hours.

International Pet Travel Requirements for Cats and Dogs

  • Airline approved pet travel crate
  • Annual vaccination
  • Australian Government accredited veterinary consultation
  • Australian Government export permit
  • Australian Government health certificate
  • Hong Kong import permit
  • Microchip

International Pet Relocation Arrival

Our team can arrange for your pet to be collected from Hong Kong International Airport and transported to your home or office via our international pet relocation partner. Pets can also be collected from the Asia Air Freight Terminal.

Asia Air Freight Terminal

Location: Room 113, First Floor, Terminal 2, 10 Chunping Road
Phone: (852) 2116 0185
Hours of Operation: 8am – 10pm, seven days a week

Local Pet Requirements

The administration of a rabies vaccination and licensing for dogs aged over five months is mandatory in Hong Kong. Vaccinations and licensing can be completed via a licensing centre of the Agriculture & Fisheries Department. Dog licences are valid for three years and require the administration of a rabies vaccination to be renewed.

Living in Hong Kong: A Canine Perspective

When my family told me that I would be taking a pet travel adventure with them to Hong Kong the first word that came to mind (besides dinnertime) was hesitation. I’d heard all about the pampered life of Hong Kong pooches and didn’t know if I would fit in. Most of my new friends enjoy the designer collars, organic food and days out at the spa in Sai Kung, but they love a roll in the grass just as much as the next dog. Our families enjoy walking together at the various dog gardens in the city and ride the 99bus to The Peak Lookout, which even has a menu for doggie treats. My parents take me to obedience class every Saturday which is very common in my new city, but I’m rewarded with a cheese flavoured doggie gelato from Gino’s at Victoria Peak afterward, which is a double win because some of the profits go to help other dogs that don’t have a home. Hong Kong, you are full of surprises!

Did you know?

According to the Chinese Zodiac Sheng Xiao, every year is represented by one of 12 animals. The Chinese believe each animal has a profound influence on the personality and destiny of those born in its ruling year.

About Hong Kong

Vibrant Hong Kong boasts a diverse Chinese meets British culture and is famous for its surrounding 200 islands, including Chek Lap Kok, the location of Hong Kong International Airport. Home to over 7 million people and 247,000 pampered pooches, Hong Kong is a popular international pet transport destination.

  • Offical Language
  • Population of people
    7.1 million
  • Flights from Australia
  • Population of registered pets
    415,100 (247,500 dogs and 167,600 cats)