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Cats, Covid Quaruntine & Address

Post by ashtag06 » Mon, 19 Jul 2021 7:30 pm

Hi,

I will be relocating to Singapore in late October with my wife who is a SC.

We are travelling from the UK and bringing our pet house cat. We were planning on staying at my in-laws HDB until we found our own place to live, however, I know cats are not allowed in HDBs.

A few questions:
- will immigration ask for the address the cat will be staying at on landing?
- If so, can we provide an address of a friend who lives in a condo where cats are allowed? This is our plan until we find a place to live given cats are not allowed in HDBs
- if we are required to quarantine for 2 weeks, what will happen to the cat? We are coming from the UK, which is a green area for bringing pets in, so the quarantine phase for pets is typically shorter. Is it also two weeks because of Covid?

Thanks

Ash

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Re: Cats, Covid Quaruntine & Address

Post by sp786 » Mon, 19 Jul 2021 11:53 pm

Hope these links are useful to you

https://www.customs.gov.sg/businesses/i ... sonal-pets

https://www.ica.gov.sg/enter-depart/bef ... able-goods

fun fact :- a Cat in Mandarin is "Mao".

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Re: Cats, Covid Quaruntine & Address

Post by ashtag06 » Tue, 20 Jul 2021 2:08 am

sp786 wrote:
Mon, 19 Jul 2021 11:53 pm
Hope these links are useful to you

https://www.customs.gov.sg/businesses/i ... sonal-pets

https://www.ica.gov.sg/enter-depart/bef ... able-goods

fun fact :- a Cat in Mandarin is "Mao".
Thanks they are useful, but I can't quite find the info I need. I have found out some other useful info however, so still really useful.

That's cool, is the word "Mao" related to 'meow' by any chance?

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Re: Cats, Covid Quaruntine & Address

Post by sp786 » Tue, 20 Jul 2021 10:18 am

Unfortunately it wont. You need to write to these authorities to seek a definitive answer.

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Re: Cats, Covid Quaruntine & Address

Post by MOCHS » Tue, 20 Jul 2021 8:15 pm

I’ll be sending you a PM about the cat in HDB, ashtag06. Please check it.

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Post by JWNYsg » Thu, 22 Jul 2021 2:36 pm

MOCHS wrote:
Tue, 20 Jul 2021 8:15 pm
I’ll be sending you a PM about the cat in HDB, ashtag06. Please check it.
Threadstarter, apologies for hijacking but i also need this information

What i know is the facility to store pets at Changi is full until end of the year currently

MOCHS, can you kindly PM me the information too please? I am looking to bring my foreign cat home with me but my registered address is a HDB. Thank you

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Post by MOCHS » Thu, 22 Jul 2021 4:43 pm

PMed.

For future reference, anyone else who wants to know more about this, please PM me directly as I do not regularly check threads I have posted in.

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Re: Cats, Covid Quaruntine & Address

Post by Lisafuller » Wed, 28 Jul 2021 7:09 pm

ashtag06 wrote:
Mon, 19 Jul 2021 7:30 pm
Hi,

I will be relocating to Singapore in late October with my wife who is a SC.

We are travelling from the UK and bringing our pet house cat. We were planning on staying at my in-laws HDB until we found our own place to live, however, I know cats are not allowed in HDBs.

A few questions:
- will immigration ask for the address the cat will be staying at on landing?
- If so, can we provide an address of a friend who lives in a condo where cats are allowed? This is our plan until we find a place to live given cats are not allowed in HDBs
- if we are required to quarantine for 2 weeks, what will happen to the cat? We are coming from the UK, which is a green area for bringing pets in, so the quarantine phase for pets is typically shorter. Is it also two weeks because of Covid?

Thanks

Ash
Although cats are technically illegal in HDBs, the government does not actively enforce this and there are plenty of cat owners who live in HDBs without an issue.

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Re: Cats, Covid Quaruntine & Address

Post by Lisafuller » Wed, 28 Jul 2021 7:10 pm

JWNYsg wrote:
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 2:36 pm
MOCHS wrote:
Tue, 20 Jul 2021 8:15 pm
I’ll be sending you a PM about the cat in HDB, ashtag06. Please check it.
Threadstarter, apologies for hijacking but i also need this information

What i know is the facility to store pets at Changi is full until end of the year currently

MOCHS, can you kindly PM me the information too please? I am looking to bring my foreign cat home with me but my registered address is a HDB. Thank you
If you are coming in from a CAT 1 country, your cat will not need to be quarantined at all so the Changi facility should be of no concern to you.

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Re: Cats, Covid Quaruntine & Address

Post by ashtag06 » Fri, 30 Jul 2021 6:03 am

Lisafuller wrote:
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 7:10 pm
JWNYsg wrote:
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 2:36 pm
MOCHS wrote:
Tue, 20 Jul 2021 8:15 pm
I’ll be sending you a PM about the cat in HDB, ashtag06. Please check it.
Threadstarter, apologies for hijacking but i also need this information

What i know is the facility to store pets at Changi is full until end of the year currently

MOCHS, can you kindly PM me the information too please? I am looking to bring my foreign cat home with me but my registered address is a HDB. Thank you
OK, great, good to know. Are they likely to ask about address?

If you are coming in from a CAT 1 country, your cat will not need to be quarantined at all so the Changi facility should be of no concern to you.

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Re: Cats, Covid Quaruntine & Address

Post by Lisafuller » Fri, 30 Jul 2021 12:01 pm

ashtag06 wrote:
Fri, 30 Jul 2021 6:03 am
Lisafuller wrote:
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 7:10 pm
JWNYsg wrote:
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 2:36 pm


Threadstarter, apologies for hijacking but i also need this information

What i know is the facility to store pets at Changi is full until end of the year currently

MOCHS, can you kindly PM me the information too please? I am looking to bring my foreign cat home with me but my registered address is a HDB. Thank you
OK, great, good to know. Are they likely to ask about address?

If you are coming in from a CAT 1 country, your cat will not need to be quarantined at all so the Changi facility should be of no concern to you.
I’m not sure, if they do ask I’m sure you can give them a friends address, but beware of any legal repercussions. Usually, the animal is purchased after housing is settled, so the government is never notified or involved.

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