Steps To Follow:


If your dog has a microchip already, but does not have a current rabies vaccination, start with administering the first of two required rabies vaccinations.


Wait at least 30 days (or more)


On the 31st day or after, have your veterinarian administer a second rabies vaccination.  On this same day, have your vet draw a blood sample for a rabies titer (FAVN test type) to be drawn and sent to one of the two designated rabies testing labs in the US:

Kansas State University Rabies Laboratory
2005 Research Park Circle
Manhattan, Kansas 66502
Phone: (785) 532-4483 or (785) 532-4455
Fax: (785) 532-4483 or (785) 532-4455

Atlanta Health Associates, Inc. (New as of 7/2017)
309 Pirkle Ferry Road, Suite D300
Cumming, GA 30040
Phone: (770) 205-9091
Fax: (770) 205-9021
E-mail :

Helpful Tip:

If submitting rabies titer test to Kansas State University Rabies Laboratory, have your veterinarian call the laboratory at (785) 532-4483 to set-up a diagnostic account number. With a diagnostic account number, your veterinarian can go online to register and learn how to submit the rabies titer test. Kansas State University Rabies Laboratory will send a free UPS shipping label to your veterinarian. Testing submitted directly through the laboratory’s online system is significantly discounted.


Wait 180 days during the quarantine period.  This waiting period can be done at home, not in isolation.  During this 180 day waiting period, a lot can be accomplished with regard to your travel to Japan.  Please continue here for a suggested checklist.