Traveling with a dog from a high rabies country

As I wrote last time, I’m going to Estonia this summer. We thought about bringing one of our dogs (one is anti-social but OK being left behind while the other would enjoy traveling and hates being left behind).

Anyhow, the problem is that Korea is on the high rabies list:

# Afghanistan

# Bahamas

# Cambodia

# China

# Costa Rica

# Dominican Republic

# East Timor

# Georgia

# Ghana

# Greenland

# India

# Indonesia

# Iran

# Iraq

# Israel

# Jordan

# Kazakhstan

# Korea (North and South)

# Kuwait

# Laos

# Lebanon

# Libya

# Maldives

# Mongolia

# Myanmar (Burma)

# Nepal

# Omar

# Pakistan

# Palestine

# Panama

# Papua New Guinea

# Philippines

# Qatar

# Saudi Arabia

# Serbia

# Seychelles

# South Africa

# Sri Lanka

# Sudan

# Syria

# Thailand

# Turkey

# Ukraine

# Uruguay

# Uzbekistan

# Yugoslavia

# Vietnam

# Yemen

It’s still possible to bring a dog to Estonia but you need to plan things out well in advance because sending a blood sample to an EU approved lab takes 6 or more months according to our vet.

The vet added that 3 out 4 dogs he’s seen go to Australia died in quarantine there (3 months). Along with the bad news, pet owners were not allowed to visit and slapped with hefty veterinary bills. I believe England is also bad in terms of long quarantine times. Bringing a dog to America, on the other hand, was easy as pie. I still joke that getting a dog into the US is far easier than getting my wife into the country. Except it’s not really a joke.

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