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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 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 Guam

Dog Passport Guam

Regulations for taking a pet dog or cat to Guam from a rabies free country or a country with a low incidence of rabies.

Pet dogs or cats entering Guam must conform to Hawaii's five-day or less program. You must start the process no less than 120 days prior to arrival in Guam in order to qualify.

The five-day or less program is designed to allow pets that meet certain qualifications to be released immediately upon their arrival at the Honolulu airport to travel on to Guam. There are five steps to meeting these qualifications.

  1. Dog & Cat Import Permit must be an original - no photocopies. This certificate must be issued by your veterinarian not more than 14 days prior to your arrival in Guam.

    Vaccinations: Your dog or cat must have been vaccinated at least twice in its lifetime for rabies and those vaccinations must be more than 90 days apart. Depending on whether your pet was given the one year or three year rabies vaccine, the latest vaccination must have done no less than 90 days prior to arrival in Guam.
     
  2. Pet Microchip - The certificate from your veterinarian must state the number of the microchip and it must contain the fact that the veterinarian was able to scan the chip successfully. The microchip can be of the standard US issue (Avid) or (Home Again) type or a 15 digit ISO pet microchip. The microchip must be implanted prior to the pet's Blood Titer Test.
     
  3.  Blood Titer Test: The blood test must be done not more than 18 months and not less than 120 days prior to arrival in Guam. (Have your veterinarian scan your pet's microchip prior to the titer test.)
     
  4. Fill out an application to the Department of Agriculture, Animal Health Section.
     
  5. Your pet must be treated for Ticks not more than 14 days prior to arrival in Guam.
The documents and fee must arrive 10 days before the pet's arrival. Since the documents cannot be prepared by your veterinarian more than 14 days prior to arrival you must send them by Federal Express to qualify for airport release of the pet in Hawaii.

This completes a passport for your dog or cat to enter Guam.

Dog Passport Guam

Whenever you travel to a foreign country like Guam, 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.

Inspection: All domestic dogs and cats must be free of evidence of disease communicable to humans when examined at the port of entry to Guam. 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 Guam. 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.

Pet Microchip: Although Guam does not require a pet microchip, we strongly recommend that you microchip your cat or dog prior to traveling. 

The information published here is a guideline for pet owners importing their pet to Guam. Further detail on import permits (if applicable), costs, tests and procedures are available at minimal cost at PetTravelStore.com if you need them. We also stock all the equipment and accessories you will need for traveling with your pet. Same day shipping until 4:00 PM EST.

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heather.dahl.39
So ..if i have the vet ...proof of rabies vaccination...and applied the proper paperwork..upon arrival my pet will not have to endure any quarentine??
Posted on 2013-05-23 10:49:38.0
PetTravel
You will have to meet the requirements for Hawaii and enter through that state. Any quarantine should be done there.
Posted on 2014-01-01 15:43:24.0
karissasmith.gunter
I am flying from Okinawa to Tokyo to Guam. I did all req paperwork to get my dog into Guam but I am having issues with United Airlines and flying my dog from Toyko to Guam. They are saying I have to use a freight forwarder. Any help with this would be great.
Posted on 2014-02-08 05:39:47.0
PetTravel
The reason for this may be because Guam does not have quarantine facilities and United wants to be sure the requirements for Guam are met. If they are not, United must return your pet to Tokyo. Have you spoken with ANA?
Posted on 2014-02-10 04:31:47.0
nani.messec
That's Wrong!!! Guam has 2 Quarantine Facilities! I've called both! Andersen Pet Lodge (Andersen Air Force Base) & Harper Valley. I'll be shipping my husky from Texas to Guam!
Posted on 2014-07-02 19:24:47.0
nani.messec
Quarantine is a 1 day for a stop in Hawaii. Guam the minimum is a 5 day quarantine requirement by Law. It can go from 5 days, 30 days to 120 days. If all your paperwork, rabies test and immunizations are in order you can qualify for the 5 day quarantine!
Posted on 2014-07-02 19:28:34.0
tamiat.trujillo
Has anyone had to deal with traveling with a short-nosed, brachycephalic dog? These dogs cannot travel in the cargo hold, they need to go in the airplane passenger cabin. However, my dog is a large 35 lbs french bulldog who only fits inside a custom sized soft carrier. I'm having trouble finding an airline that will accommodate us. We are traveling from Anchorage, Alaska with a layover in Hawaii and the final destination is Guam. Any suggestions, please?
Posted on 2014-07-10 03:38:03.0
PetTravel
Tamia - there is no commercial airline that will transport your pet in the cabin as you correctly note that it is too big to fit under the seat. It will need to travel in the hold. If you can travel in the fall, you will reduce the risk to your pet. As for airlines, Air Canada, Delta and Alaska Airlines serve the route. Be sure and specify your breed type. The airlines may refer you to their cargo department.
Posted on 2014-07-13 10:26:28.0
PetTravel
You are correct Nani.
Posted on 2014-07-14 11:46:38.0
nani.messec
It's best to go with Delta airlines!! They are very accommodating. You can call or view their website for the kennel regulations. But as far as paperwork you'll need for a dog : all vaccines required. Its kine of a list of requirements. But if you can contact Guam agriculture animal health section quarantine for the paperwork list and entry application @ 671- 300-7665/66
Posted on 2014-07-14 15:36:57.0
nani.messec
Tamia- I might be wrong but there might be a chance your pup is on the restricted list for flight! You might want to call Delta airlines. My husky will be flying out to Guam in Sept due to the weather temperatures. I would prefer sooner since all the paperwork is in order...
Posted on 2014-07-14 15:51:52.0
nani.messec
Note that any pets flying into Hawaii and Guam do not allow in cabin. Due to custom quarantine requirements! You might not be able to come into contact with your pet til it reaches its final destination and has been dropped at that the quarantine facility.
Posted on 2014-07-14 15:56:36.0
erika.rush.89
Anyone know how many pets you can take at one time on a flight to Guam? We have three and will probably travel United, but maybe Delta.
Posted on 2014-07-25 03:06:56.0
PetTravel
Erika - Guam does not limit the number of pets entering the country. United should not have a problem with 3 pets either.
Posted on 2014-07-31 02:15:19.0
tracie.r.larson
What kind of health certificates is needed to send a dog to guam? Just a regular vet issued or does it have to be notarized/certified at the state level
Posted on 2014-08-18 16:17:01.0
PetTravel
Tracie - you will need an APHIS form 7001 if coming from the US, The Canada export certificate if coming from Canada, a generic health certificate otherwise.
Posted on 2014-08-23 16:48:00.0
andrenadine.acfalle
does anyone know exactly how long till the dogs r released if they have all required paperwork.......im trying to get all 3 shih-tzus to fly with me back to guam from las vegas
Posted on 2014-09-15 05:40:32.0