Pet Passport Cayman Islands
Regulations for taking a pet dog or cat to the Cayman Islands
The Cayman Islands do not quarantine healthy pets who meet the following requirements:
- An Import Permit must be obtained from the Department of Agriculture
- ISO 11784/11785 compliant 15 digit pet microchip should be implanted prior to vaccination. If your pet's microchip is not ISO 11784/11785 compliant, you can bring your own microchip scanner.
- Proof of vaccination for rabies and various other diseases no less than 1 month but not more than 12 months prior to travel.
- Blood Titer Test must be administered by a licensed vet. (Have your veterinarian scan your pet's microchip prior to the titer test.)
- Not more than 14 days prior to travel, a USDA (or CFIA) accredited veterinarian must then complete the Veterinary Certificate for the Cayman Islands for endorsement by the USDA or CFIA if traveling from the United States or Canada. If you are traveling from another country, the Governmental Authority of your country responsible for the import and export of animals should endorse your forms.
- A copy of the Rabies Certificate should also be included for endorsement.
- Just prior to entry, your pet will need a Ticks & Tapeworm Test.
Whenever you travel to a foreign country it is always advisable to carry some form of identification indicating ownership of the pet.
Failure to comply with these regulations will mean that your pet will be refused entry or returned to the country of origin or placed in quarantine, all at the expense of the person responsible for your pet.
Banned Breeds: the following breeds of dogs are not permitted to enter the Cayman Islands - Staffordshire Terrier, Rottweiler, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Chinese Shar-Pei, Japanese Tosa, Bull Mastiff, Mallanois, Dogo Argentino, Neapolitan Mastiff, Japanese Akita, Fila Brazileiro, Dogue de Bordeaux, Catahoula Leopard Dog, Pit Bull Terrier and American Bulldog.
Inspection: All domestic dogs and cats must be free of evidence of disease
communicable to humans when examined at the port of entry to
the Cayman Islands. If your dog or cat is not in apparent good health, further examination by a
licensed veterinarian may be required at your expense.
Other Animals: Birds, invertebrates, tropical fish, reptiles, amphibia, mammals such as rodents and rabbits are not subject to requirements of rabies vaccination, but may have to meet other requirements and should have a health certificate to enter the Cayman Islands. Pet owners are strongly advised to seek further information from the relevant authority of their country and/or that of the country of destination.
If your pet is not a dog, cat or ferret, and especially if it is a turtle or parrot, you should verify that it is not protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITIES). You will need to apply for additional permits if this is the case. Search their database. Over 180 countries participate and enforce CITIES regulations. Read more about CITIES.
Veterinary Certificate: All countries have unique veterinary certificates. This form may differ from the veterinary certificate issued by veterinarians in the United States. (APHIS 7001) It is an essential part of the cat or dog passport.Everything essential for traveling with a cat, dog or other animal can be found at PetTravelStore.com.
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