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Discussion in 'Travelling in Japan' started by Genzou, Dec 6, 2017 at 13:00.

  1. Genzou

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    Im going to fukuoka in the coming week, to celebrate the Christmas and Western new years.
    Along with me there will be my cat.
    Now i know a lot of you have travelled with their pets, and that surely you must have some kind of idea of what there is to expect. It is quite the ordeal.
    Approximately 10 hours of flight time and then some.
    You know, and finding a suitable location to camp out. That sort of thing.
    I am merely sketching this out by now. But I do not want my cat agonizing over this either.
    Any helpful things will do.
    Thanks :emoji_smile:
     
  2. Uncle Frank

    Uncle Frank SECURITY-you SPAM/we BAN
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    Sorry , it won't be possible unless you jump through many hoops and procedures. I suggest you GOOGLE about bringing pets into Japan and read how difficult it is to do. Best to find someone or someplace in Denmark/Norway to take care of it while you are traveling.
     
  3. Mike Cash

    Mike Cash 骨も命も皆此の土地に埋めよう

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    You want to drag your cat halfway around the world and back and put it through all that stress and misery just so you won't have to be away from it for a week or so?

    That ought to count as animal cruelty.

    Other regions:動物検疫所
     
  4. thomas

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    The reason behind Japan being a rabies-free country since 1957 by the way.
     
  6. KyushuWoozy

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    By strange coincidence I came to Fukuoka from a foreign country with my cat a few months ago. I could write an encyclopedia about the requirements.

    But I wonder if we have misunderstood your post. How long are you and cat-san planning to stay in Japan?
     
  7. nice gaijin

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    You will not be able to take them with you. Arrange for someone to care for your cat, and you'll see them when you get back. Enjoy your trip!
     
  8. Glenski

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    Be sure to read the second link from thomas. Here is the key point:
    Dogs and cats are required to undergo a wait of at least 180 days between the date the sample is collected for the rabies titer test and the date the animal arrives in Japan. If 180 days have not passed before the animal’s arrival in Japan, the animal will be quarantined in an AQS facility to make up the number of days remaining in the 180-day wait period. Antibody levels are measured in order to confirm whether or not the animal has developed immunity to rabies. The reason for the wait is to make sure that the animal has not contracted rabies prior to developing immunity to it as a result of immunization, 180 days corresponds to the incubation period for the disease.

    I don't think many hotels will allow you to bring in a cat, either, so you will be limited in your choice of accommodations. You didn't say whether you were going to stay in one, or with friends, so we're kind of short on information.
     

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