Hundreds of pets cleared for entry

Ke Jiayun
Customs officers at the Pudong International Airport apply new rules which can spare owners the stress of having their cats and dogs kept in quarantine. 
Ke Jiayun

More than 200 cats and dogs were allowed to enter the country without having to be kept in quarantine last month after checks by customs officers at Shanghai Pudong International Airport.

They received 311 cats and dogs in May, doubling that of the same period last year. Nearly 70 percent of them passed inspection and quarantine tests and were allowed in, with 93 kept in quarantine and four returned.

Regulations came into effect on May 1 which streamlined clearance procedure at the airport. Under the regulations, cats and dogs from designated countries or regions carrying valid electronic chips and related health certificates and which pass on-site inspections are no longer subject to quarantine.

As one of the city's ports capable of giving pets on-site inspections and quarantine checks, the Pudong airport is receiving an increasing number of pets brought by passengers into China, including those of a growing number of foreigners and those returning from studying abroad. 

Hundreds of pets cleared for entry
Ti Gong

A customs officer checks a dog at the Pudong International Airport.

Hundreds of pets cleared for entry
Ti Gong

Customs officers at Pudong International Airport check a dog after its arrival in China.

Hundreds of pets cleared for entry
Ti Gong

A customs officer checks the documents relating to a pet cat at the Pudong International Airport.

Hundreds of pets cleared for entry
Ti Gong

A customs officer inspects a passenger's pet dog at the Pudong International Airport.

Hundreds of pets cleared for entry
Ti Gong

A dog is checked out before a decision is made to allow it into China.


Hundreds of pets cleared for entry
Ti Gong

Officers check that a pet's paperwork is in order at the Pudong International Airport. 

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