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St Lucia Pet Passport & Import Regulations

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St Lucia does not quarantine cats and dogs that meet the following requirements. All requirements also apply to service and emotional support animals.

1.

Pet Microchip

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St Lucia requires that your pet must first be identified with a 15 digit pet microchip that conforms to ISO 11784/11785 regulations. If your pet's microchip is not ISO compliant, you can carry a microchip scanner that will read your pet's microchip.

Your pet must be microchipped prior to any vaccinations required to enter St. Lucia.

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2.

Vaccinations

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Your cat or dog must be vaccinated for rabies between 30 days and 12 months prior to entry into the country.

Your pet must be vaccinated against the following diseases within 14 days of entering St Lucia.

Dogs: Distemper, Leptospirosis, Hapatitus/Adenovirus, Parainfluenza and Parvovirus.

Cats: Feline Leukemia, Feline Rhinotracheitis, Feline Calicivirus, Feline Panleopenia and Feline Pneumonitis. Pets from Lyme infected areas must test negative for this disease.

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3.

Rabies Titer Test

Rabies Titer Test

Unless your pet has resided in a country listed below for a minimum of 3 months prior to import, a rabies titer test must be performed no less than 30 days after vaccination is given and more than 3 months prior to entering St Lucia. (Have your veterinarian scan your pet's microchip prior to the titer test.)

Countries exempt from the rabies titer test: Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Turks and Caicos Islands, Australia, Fiji, French Polynesia (Tahiti), Hawaii, Hong Kong, Iceland, Japan, Malaysia, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, Singapore, Saint Helena, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man), Uruguay and Vatican City State.

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4.

Health Certificate

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A USDA (or CFIA) accredited veterinarian must then complete the Veterinary Health Certificate for St Lucia for endorsement 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.

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5.

Import Permit

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You must obtain an import permit from the Veterinary Authority at least 2 weeks in advance of your taking a pet cat or dog to Saint Lucia.

6.

Ticks and Tapeworm Treatment

tapeworm treatment

Your cat or dog must be treated no more than 14 days before entry into St Lucia with a preparation for the treatment of ticks and fleas as well as tapeworm.

7.

Entering St Lucia by Air

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Pets must enter St Lucia via Hewanorra International Airport. Your cat or dog must be transported directly into Saint Lucia and should not be in contact with an other cat/dog on the flight except for which a similar permission has been issued.

Advance notification of arrival must be provided to the Veterinary and Livestock Services at your pet's point of entry.

Whenever you travel to a foreign country like St Lucia, it is always advisable to carry some form of identification indicating ownership of your pet.

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.

8.

Puppies and Kittens

UK puppy or kitten import

Puppies and kittens under 3 months of age that cannot conform to regulations are not permitted import to St. Lucia

9.

Banned Breeds

Banned Dogs in Brazil

The following dog breeds and their mixes are not permitted import to St. Lucia: Pitt Bull Terrier, Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, British Staffordshire Terrier, Japanese Tosa Inu, Dogo Argentina or Fila Brasileiro.

8.

Other Animals

rabbits turtles other animals

Rabbits may be imported to St. Lucia with an import permit and endorsed health certificate. They should be born and bred in the country for which the import permit is granted and must be exported directly to St. Lucia. They should be healthy and treated for external and internal parasites including Coccidia and ear mites.

There should have been no outbreaks in the originating country of Tularemia or Myxomatosis within one year of export.

Ports of entry are George FL Charles Airport, Hewanorra International Airport or Castries and Vieux Sea Ports.

Pet birds must be accompanied by an import permit and endorsed health certificate issued within 48 hours of import.

Birds must be inspected on the day of exportation and found to be healthy and free of any contageous diseases. No outbreaks of New Castle Disease of Avian Influenza must have occurred in the origination country in the previous three years. Birds must be kept in isolation in a facility approved by veterinary officials for 21 days prior to export. During isolation, bitds must be tested for Avian Influenza, Newcastle Disease and Psittacosis and test results were negative.

Ports of entry for birds: Seaports of Castries and Vieux Fort or the George FL Charles and Hewanorra Airport.

9.

CITES

CITES endangered turtle

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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