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To the best of our ability, we ensure that recommendations given on 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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Regulations for taking a pet dog or cat to Tonga

Tonga does not quarantine healthy pets who meet the following requirements:

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

Your pet must arrive in Tonga as manifested cargo. It will then be turned over to the Livestock Quarantine Officer inspection of the animal and documents. If all documents are in order and the veterinary officer finds the pet to be healthy it will be released to your custody within a few hours. There are fees for inspection.

The rules for cats are slightly different.

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Whenever you travel to a foreign country like Tonga, it is always advisable to carry some form of identification indicating ownership of your 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 Tonga. 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 Tonga. 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 Tonga does not require a pet microchip, we strongly recommend that you microchip your cat or dog prior to traveling. 

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Posted on 2013-06-09 07:37:03.0
How about taking a pet from Tonga to the US...detail and cost pls???
Posted on 2015-01-07 23:52:22.0
Halenid - the US is very pet friendly. You will need to have your pet vaccinated for rabies at least 30 days prior to entering. Your airline may require a health certificate and it is a good idea to travel with one even if they don't. Find an airline that flies the entire route and contact them for the cost. we can't keep up with their costs, unfortunately.
Posted on 2015-01-14 04:54:52.0