IMPORT OF COMPANION ANIMALS INTO SINT EUSTATIUS
- Please fill in the import application form for the Unit Inspectie (“LVV”) on Statia with all requested details and send it back to email@example.com as soon as possible.
- The animal needs to be at least 13 weeks of age before being allowed to travel.
- The animal must be accompanied by a valid official International Health Certificate issued and signed by a certified veterinarian, with a validity of no more than 2 weeks. The certificate must state that the animal has been examined and found free of diseases, abnormalities and external parasites and has been properly vaccinated and dewormed. It must also state the number of the ISO-microchip that has been inserted in the animal. Ask the veterinarian in the exporting country about this in time.
- Every animal requires its own personal passport. This is important for all travels, emergencies and visits to the vet. In this passport it states the unique ISO microchip number and the complete history of the animal (vaccinations, operations, abnormalities). Ask the veterinarian in the exporting country about this in time.
- Before traveling the animal needs to have been properly vaccinated for all regular diseases. For dogs: distemper, hepatitis, parvovirus, leptospirosis, adenovirus and coronavirus. For cats: feline leukemia, feline rhinotracheitis, feline calicivirus, feline panleukopenia and feline pneumonitis. For certain species, including dogs and cats, it needs to have a valid RABIES vaccination status. Ask the veterinarian in the exporting country about this in time. It needs to have been vaccinated at least 30 days but no longer than 12 months to 36 months (as registered by the manufacturer) prior to departure.
- With a maximum of 2 weeks before traveling the animal needs be treated with a deworming medication. With a maximum of 48 hours before traveling the animal needs to be treated with medication against ticks. Mention the date and the products used on the Health Certificate.
- As soon as the animal arrives here on Statia, both Unit Inspectie (“LVV”) and GGD need to be informed. The veterinarian will then check the animal and the documents and when everything is okay, the animal will be cleared.