Your pet will need to have the proper documentation, health certificates, tests, and requirements met beforehand and in order to enter each country. In some cases you will also need to obtain an import permit in advance. Pet Travel is an undertaking that either you can do yourself or hire a professional pet travel company to take care of the process on your behalf. Many commercial airlines no longer allow for international pet bookings to be made from the public but now require all bookings be made by a specialized pet relocation agent. You can find a list of veterinary clinics located on each island by visiting our veterinarians page. It is important that you first meet the requirements of export from the country in which you are leaving. You also must meet the individual airline’s requirements for a health certificate. Most require a valid health certificate issued by your vet within 10 days of travel.
It is suggested that even though not always required, that a pet be microchipped. Whenever traveling to a foreign country it is important to carry some form of identification indicating guardianship of the pet.
Please note: This information is to be used as general guidelines and even though we strive to keep the information, it may not always meet the current requirements. Before you travel, be sure to contact the appropriate authorities for your destination country.
Useful Pet Exportation Links:
United States – USDA (United States Department of Agriculture)
United Kingdom – DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs)
Canada – CFIA (Canadian Food Inspection Agency)
Caribbean Islands – click on each island for more specific import information + requirements.