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To the best of our ability, we ensure that recommendations given on reflect the current regulations. We cannot predict how a given country may enforce these regulations. Noncompliance may result in the need to make arrangements to put the pet into quarantine, return the pet to the country of origin, or destroy the pet. We suggest that you minimize the disruptions that may occur by following the rules of the country you are visiting.

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Pet Passport Cayman Islands

Dog 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:

This completes a passport for your dog, cat or ferret to enter the Cayman Islands.

Dog Passport Cayman Islands

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.

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does my dog need to undergo six month quarantine from cayman to uk
Posted on 2013-11-21 21:07:59.0
Not anymore. Your pet will need to be microchipped, then vaccinated for rabies at least 21 days prior to entering the UK and no quarantine will be necessary. You will need an Annex II form for the UK completed by a licensed vet within 10 days of import. There is also a tapeworm treatment required between one day and five days of import. If you need further info and links to instructions and forms, you can find them here:
Posted on 2014-01-01 14:53:33.0
We want to take our dog with us to the Cayman Islands...I read the above information about getting into Cayman, but what are the rules and restrictions when we return to the USA?
Posted on 2014-01-07 23:30:48.0
As long as your trip is under 30 or so days, your pet's documentation should be fine for returning to the USA. If it is longer, you should get a health certificate just before returning. Have a great trip.
Posted on 2014-01-08 02:12:26.0
I know this sounds silly but my boyfriend got a job offer for a few years in Cayman Islands and I would move with him, but never without my dogs and cats loves of my life. Obviously we all want to return easily to the US after His contract is over. Should we have any concerns?
Posted on 2014-02-01 07:42:50.0
Your pets will need microchips, rabies vaccinations, Blood Titer Tests and internal and external parasite tests to enter the Cayman Islands. It will take some preparation. You can find details here and links to instructions and forms:
Posted on 2014-02-02 03:15:35.0
Do these same rules apply coming from South Africa ?
Posted on 2014-02-13 13:24:58.0
Yes, Nadjesjda, the rules apply for entering the Cayman Islands from any country. (import permit, microchip, blood titer test, and veterinary certificate)
Posted on 2014-02-14 13:56:52.0
We reside in Cayman and will be traveling to the US for less than 30 days. The US requirements are quite clear on your site but we cannot get confirmation on what it requires to reenter Cayman. Can you advise?
Posted on 2014-05-20 17:32:40.0
Sean - the requirements for re-entering the Cayman Islands are stringent. Your pet will need an Import Permit, microchip, proof of rabies vaccination, titer test, health certificate and ticks and tapeworm test. Generally, returning to a rabies free country like the Cayman Islands will mean you have to enter as any other pet. If you have time, you should consider getting the Import Permit and the titer test before you leave due to the time it takes to process in the US. You can find details and links to instructions and all forms required here if you need them:
Posted on 2014-05-21 04:25:36.0
What are the rules for bringing dog FOOD into the Cayman Islands? Thank you!
Posted on 2014-08-09 09:07:24.0
Great question. Generally, food must be in its original packaging and it must be sealed. As for specifics, you may want to inquire to the Director of Agriculture.
Posted on 2014-08-12 04:29:30.0
How long is a pet passport paperwork good for? Assuming each trip the test and documentation is done
Posted on 2014-09-23 15:34:30.0
Usually, the veterinary certificate is good for one month. The titer test should be good for the life of the pet as long as the rabies vaccination is kept up to date. (This is according to EU regulations and does not apply to all countries.)
Posted on 2014-09-26 02:19:35.0
I am planning on flying with a 5 month old puppy from the US to the Cayman Islands. When it states "blood titer" what do they mean? Parvo,distemper or rabies?
Posted on 2015-01-11 01:03:56.0
Linda - a Blood Titer Test (otherwise known as a RNATT test) is administered by your veterinarian. The sample of your pet's blood is sent to an approved lab at Kansas State by your vet. It is not a vaccination. It measures the level of rabies antibodies in your pet's blood.
Posted on 2015-01-12 03:54:54.0
If I take my dog away to school with me, when I visit will it be okay to bring her back down every time once all the above is completed?
Posted on 2015-01-28 15:24:53.0

I have a 12 weeks old Africa savannah kittens for sale
Posted on 2015-02-27 13:29:31.0
Hello. I found a lovely little dog in FL and have been taking care of her for 4 months and I found a wonderful home for her in the Cayman Islands with a friend that lives there. What is the process? How long will it take to get her there? Thank you :-)!
Posted on 2015-03-06 04:04:38.0
Elissa - the titer test should be fine as long as your pet's rabies vaccination does not expire, however, you will need a new health certificate and the import permit will is good only for a limited time as well.
Posted on 2015-03-07 18:10:39.0
Paramdayal - the pup will need to be microchipped with a 15 digit chip and vaccinated for rabies no sooner than 12 weeks of age, then a 30 day wait before a blood titer test is administered. You will also need a veterinarian certificate and a ticks and tapeworm test shortly prior to travel. Details here with links to forms and instructions if you need them:
Posted on 2015-03-07 18:13:29.0
I'm considering the Cayman Islands for a 4 month winter stay. I have a small 9 yr old poodle and she would have to be with me. Can I get veterinarian certificate in the Caymans if the certificates are only good for a month, thanks in advance.
Posted on 2015-03-26 23:24:34.0
Debrorah - there certainly are veterinarians in the Cayman Islands that can issue a health certificate so that your pet can return home. Not sure where you are traveling from, but if a health certificate is all you need, then you certainly can get one there. (Google it)
Posted on 2015-04-01 04:09:21.0
Can you bring a puppy to the Cayman Islands from the US that is less than 9 months old? The Law used to say that, when did it change?
Posted on 2015-04-17 04:54:09.0