Advance Notification

Anguilla – not applicable 

Antigua and Barbuda – inform vet division of arrival at least 48 hours ahead and contact

Aruba – receive prior approval director of veterinary service before shipment

Bahamas – apply at least 4 weeks in advance

Barbados – 3 days advance notice of expected arrival

British Virgin Islands – 24 hours pre-notification for pets arriving by sea

  • Tortola
  • Virgin Gorda
  • Anegada
  • Jost Van Dyke

Caribbean Netherlands – not applicable

  • Bonaire
  • Sint Eustatius
  • Saba

Cayman Islands – 48 hours notice of date / time of arrival of vessel / airline

Cuba – not applicable

Curaçao – not applicable

Dominica – call government veterinarian for inspection ahead of time

Dominican Republic – not applicable

Grenada – notify port of entry and time of arrival time with the Grenada Veterinary Officer

Guadeloupe – not applicable

Haiti –not applicable

Jamaica –  at least 3 weeks notice of arrival of the dog or cat, with a further 72 hours confirmation shall be given to the Director of Veterinary Services via the Permit Unit The Animal Landing Notification from should be included as an attachment.

Martinique – not applicable

Montserrat – inform vet officer @ least 48 hours prior to anchoring

Puerto Rico – not applicable

Saint Barthélemy – not applicable

Saint Kitts and Nevis – tentative arrival date

Saint Lucia – check-in with customs / call vet office to arrange inspection / Rodney Bay is best place to arrive by sea

Saint Martin – contact inspection department @ least 2 weeks before travel date to request information etc…

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines – 48 hours notice of arrival / try not to arrive after 4pm

Sint Maarten – contact inspection department at least 2 weeks before travel date to request information

Trinidad and Tobago – contact veterinary office within 48 hours of advance notice of landing – 868-642-0063 or 868 642 0064

Turks and Caicos Islands – not applicable

United States Virgin Islands – not applicable

  • Saint Croix
  • Saint John
  • Saint Thomas