Pet Passport St Kitts and Nevis
Regulations for taking a pet dog or cat to St Kitts and Nevis
- Pets entering St Kitts and Nevis must be microchipped with
an Avid, HomeAgain or ISO 11784/11785
15 digit pet microchip.
- Your cat or dog must have proof of a current rabies
vaccination administered at least 30 days but not more than one
year of entry.
- No sooner than 30 days after the rabies vaccination, a Blood
Titer Test must be performed and the sample processed at Kansas
State University for pets entering St Kitts from the United
States. A second titer test must be administered not less than
30 days and not more than 12 months prior to entering St Kitts.
The results of the second titer test must be submitted directly
to the Chief Veterinary Officer from the processing lab.
- Within 30 days of travel, a government-issued health
certificate including microchip number and rabies vaccination
history must be obtained and endorsed by the USDA or CFIA if
traveling 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.
- After the previous two steps are completed according to
regulations, an import permit fwill be issued. Pets returning to
the island must apply for a re-application permit and conform to
the regulations above. Only one titer test is required for pets
returning to the island.
Within 72 hours of travel, an accredited veterinarian must complete the
St Kitts and Nevis
- Ticks and tapeworm treatment must be performed by your veterinarian within 72 hours of import.
Cats must test negative for FELV and FIV within one month
A thirty day home confinement is required after arrival to St Kitts or Nevis.
Banned Breeds:: the following breeds will not be permitted entry into St Kitts and Nevis - Pit Bull Terrier/ Staffordshire Terrier Dogo Argentino, Presa Canario, Fila Brasileiro, Japanese Tosa and American Bulldog.
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 oerson responsible for the pet.
Other Animals: 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 may have to meet other requirements and have a health certificate to accompany them. 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. Search their database. Over 180 countries participate and enforce CITES regulations. Read more about CITES.
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St Kitts and Nevis requires an ISO pet microchip.
The information published here is a guideline for pet owners importing their pet to St Kitts and Nevis. 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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