Saipan Pet Passport & Import Regulations
Unless your pet is entering Saipan from a country that the OIE considers to be rabies-free, there will be 120 days of quarantine imposed on your pet at approved quarantine facilities in Hawaii, Guam or Saipan.
Unless otherwise stated, the regulations below apply to domestic dogs and cats only including service and emotional support animals. Owners of other pets should refer to item 11.
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. The latest vaccination must have done no less than 90 days prior to arrival in Saipan. Two original copies of vaccination certificates must accompany your pet to Saipan.
Rabies Titer Test
A rabies titer test (FAVN) is required to enter Saipan. The blood test must be done not more than 36 months and not less than 120 days prior to arrival in Guam or Hawaii. (Your pet's microchip must be implanted prior to the titer test. Have your veterinarian scan your pet's microchip prior to the titer test.) If you are planning to enter Hawaii on the way to Saipan, be sure that the titer test submittal form states that the destination is Hawaii so test results will be sent there. The sample must be processed at Kansas State University or DOD Food Analysis and Diagnostic Laboratory in Texas.
We recommend that a USDA or CFIA accredited veterinarian complete a International Health Certificate for Saipan in English or French for endorsement by the USDA or CFIA within 10 days of travel if traveling to Saipan from the United States or Canada. If you are not traveling from either of these countries, the governing authority of your country responsible for the import and export of live animals should endorse the forms.
Internal and External Parasites
No internal or external parasite treatment is required to enter Saipan; however, these treatments are required when entering Hawaii or Guam if that is where your pet's quarantine will be served.
Unless your pet is entering Saipan from a country considered by the OIE to be rabies-free, your dog or cat will need to undergo at least 120 days of quarantine in Guam, Honolulu or at the As Perdido Animal Quarantine Facility on Saipan. Classification of import country will be determined at the time of import permit application.
Depending on the country of import, an option to serve 60 or the 120 days of quarantine at home may be offered.
Entering Saipan by Air
Pets must enter the country at the Saipan International Airport. Flights should be direct if possible.
All other pets (birds, invertebrates, tropical fish, reptiles, amphibia, mammals such as rodents and rabbits) are not subject to the regulations in respect of the anti-rabies vaccination but will have to meet other requirements and have a health certificate to accompany them if they are permitted to enter Saipan. Pet owners are strongly advised to seek further information from the relevant authority of their country and/or that of the country of destination.
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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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