Cuba Pet Passport & Import Regulations
Cuba does not quarantine cats and dogs that meet the following requirements. All requirements also apply to service and emotional support animals.
Cuba does not require that your pet be identified with a pet microchip, but it is recommended that you microchip your pet and register your contact information prior to traveling as a means of identification should your pet be lost or separated from you.
If your pet does not have a registered microchip, make sure your pets are wearing tags that identify them and have contact information for the owner.
Your pet must be vaccinated for rabies at least 30 days prior to entering the country. Cuba does recognize the 3 year rabies vaccine.
Shortly before travel, a licensed veterinarian should complete the Veterinary Health Certificate for Cuba .
If traveling from the US, a certificate from the Consulate will be required. All documentation listed above must be submitted with copy of pet owner's passport, payment of consular fee and self-addressed, stamped envelope.
An import permit is not required when entering Cuba with a personal pet.
Ticks and Tapeworm Treatment
A ticks and tapeworm treatment is not required prior to entering Cuba but is recommended due to limited availability of these products in the country.
Entering Cuba by Air
Pets must enter Cuba via José Martí International Airport in Havana.
All domestic dogs and cats must be free of evidence of disease communicable to humans when examined at the entry airport. If your dog or cat is not in apparent good health, further examination by a licensed veterinarian may be required at your expense.
Whenever you travel to a foreign country it is always advisable to carry some form of identification indicating ownership of the pet.
Cuba does not publish a list of banned breeds.
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 Cuba. 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 (CITES). You will need to apply for additional permits if this is the case. Over 180 countries participate and enforce CITES regulations. .
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To the best of our ability, we ensure that recommendations given on PetTravel.com 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 your pet into quarantine at your expense, return your pet to the country of origin, or euthanize your 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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