Pet Travel to the Turks & Caicos

All dogs and cats entering the Turks and Caicos Islands must be accompanied at the port of entry by an import permit issued by Animal Health Services. All the import requirements for an import permit MUST be complied with in full before your dog or cat is given permission to enter the country. Failure to do so will result in the animal being refused entry, held in holding and deported within 48 hours at the owner´s expense or be euthanized. There are no options for quarantine in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Domestic Pets – there are no restrictions on bringing domestic pets into the Turks and Caicos Islands from a rabies free country such as the United Kingdom. Pets entering from countries with a low incidence of rabies such as the United States and Canada require additional documentation.

The pet must be micro chipped with an ISO 11784/11785 microchip.

The pet must be accompanied by an International Health Certificate, issued by the Veterinary Authority of the country of export (certified by the State USDA veterinarian).

You may NOT bring in to the Country certain breeds which consider dangerous – Akita, Any breed of Bulldog, Any breed of Mastiff, Any Pit Bull including the American Staffordshire Terrier, The Staffordshire Bull Terrier and a mixed-breed dog which has any Pit Bull lineage. Bandog, Beauceron, Canary dog or Presa Canario, Doberman Pinscher, Dogo Argentino,Fila Brazilliero, Japanese Tosa, Jondo, Kuvasz, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Roman Fighting Dog, Rottweiler, South African Boerboel, any dog which appears to have been bred for fighting, and all non-domestic canine species and hybrids of such.