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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 Trinidad Tobago


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Regulations for taking a pet dog or cat to Trinidad and Tobago from these countries:

 Anguilla, Antigua, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Barbados, Belgium, Bermuda, Bonaire, Cayman Island, Channel Islands, Curacao, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, French Polynesia, Germany, Great Britain, Guateloupe, Iceland, Ireland, Jamaica, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Martinique, Mauritius, Monserrat, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Portugal, Sabo, Saint Eustatius, SingaporeSt Barthelemy, St Kitts-Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent, Sweden, Switzerland and Vanuatu

  1. An Import Permit from the Ministry of Agriculture is required.
  2. ISO 11784/11785 compliant 15 digit pet microchip. If your pet's microchip is not ISO 11784/11785 compliant, you can bring your own microchip scanner.
  3. After microchip implantation, rabies vaccination at least 6 months but not more than one year prior to entry.
  4. Veterinarian Health Certificate for Trinidad and Tobago issued from a licensed vet within 7 days of entry stating that your pet is in good health and free from infectious diseases.
  5. Notification to the Veterinary Officer of the scheduled time of arrival at least 24 hours prior to landing.
  6. Ticks and tapeworm treatment within 10 days of entry.
Regulations for taking a pet dog or cat to Trinidad and Tobago from these countries:

American Samoa, Andoria, Andorra, Argentina, Ascention Island, Azores, Bahrain, Bolgaria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, British Virgin-Island, Canada, Canary Island, Chile, Croatia, Estonia, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, France, French Guiana, Gibraltar, Greenland, Guam, Hawaii, Hong Kong, Hungary, Italy/Vatican, City, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Mayotte, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, Northern Mariana, Norway, Poland, Puerto Rico, Reunion, Romania, Russian Federation (does not include does not include Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan Tajikistan, Moldova, Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan and Armenia), San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, St. Helena, St. Maarten, St. Martin, St. Pierre &, Miquelon, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, USA/US Virgin Islands, and Wallis & Futuna
  1. An Import Permit from the Ministry of Agriculture is required.
  2. ISO 11784/11785 compliant 15 digit pet microchip. If your pet's microchip is not ISO 11784/11785 compliant, you can bring your own microchip scanner.
  3. After rabies implantation, rabies vaccination at least 6 months but not more than one year prior to entry.
  4.  A Blood Titer Test performed no sooner than one month after rabies vaccination and processed in an approved laboratory. (Have your veterinarian scan your pet's microchip prior to the titer test.) 
  5. Veterinarian Health Certificate for Trinidad and Tobago issued from a licensed vet within 7 days of entry stating that your pet is in good health and free from infectious diseases.
  6. Notification to the Veterinary Officer of the scheduled time of arrival at least 24 hours prior to landing.
  7. Ticks and tapeworm treatment within 10 days of entry.
Dogs and cats entering from all other countries must apply for an Import Permit no sooner than 5 months from the date of rabies vaccination.

This completes a pet passport for your dog or cat to enter Trinidad and Tobago.

Dog Passport Trinidad Tobago

Whenever you travel to a foreign country like Trinidad and Tobago, 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 Trinidad and Tobago. 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 Trinidad and Tobago. 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. 

The information published here is a guideline for pet owners importing their pet to Trinidad and Tobago. 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.alexander.3998
Would I be able to send a few canaries to a relative in Trinidad from Ontario.Canada ?
Posted on 2013-12-22 18:03:37.0
PetTravel
You should contact the Chief Veterinary Officer at aphmalmr@gmail.com with your question.
Posted on 2014-01-01 22:04:38.0
brent.billouin
i wanna bring a maltase puppy from barbados to trinidad
Posted on 2014-04-18 17:27:31.0
PetTravel
HI Brent - you will need an application for import from the Ministry of Food Production to bring your puppy to Trinidad. There will be no quarantine or titer test and a vaccination for rabies is not required (but we would recommend it..) You can find details here: http://www.pettravel.com/immigration/Trinidad_Tobago.cfm.
Posted on 2014-04-21 02:57:34.0
openhaligon
can I apply to bring my cats from the UK? Can it be done online?
Posted on 2014-04-27 12:52:58.0
PetTravel
Omaida Penhaligon Omaida - the application process cannot be done online. It must be done in person or by phone.
Posted on 2014-04-29 03:49:06.0
evelon.carabon
i want to bring brids.can i do that to
Posted on 2014-05-19 19:05:00.0
PetTravel
Evelon - try emailing aphmalmr@gmail.com for regulations on importing pet birds to Trinidad and Tobago.
Posted on 2014-05-20 03:45:58.0
TotalHolisticNutrition
I want to bring two dobermans into Trinidad from out of the UK. Is there a minimum age limit? In other words, must the dogs pass a certain age before they can be allowed into Trinidad?
Posted on 2014-06-24 12:40:03.0
jordan.walters1
I want to transport my dog from Venezuela back to the United States but I am traveling through Trinidad and staying one night. What documents need to be completed/approved for my dog?
Posted on 2014-08-18 14:12:56.0
PetTravel
Jordan - you will not want to clear customs in Trinidad. The requirements are very strict and quarantine is required. Best to transit through the airport on the same airline.
Posted on 2014-08-20 04:14:44.0
carrie.andersonkelleher
Do you know if dogs from the United States to Trinidad will be quarantined? This would seem ridiculous.
Posted on 2014-11-21 20:00:04.0
PetTravel
It would seem ridiculous and pets from rabies-controlled countries would not be quarantined if regulations are met to enter Trinidad.
Posted on 2014-11-22 17:17:37.0
carrie.andersonkelleher
So you are saying from the US, that the 30 day quarantine could waved if all requirement are met? Do you still need a titer 5 months ahead of time?
Posted on 2014-11-22 17:57:34.0
PetTravel
Carrie - yes, quarantine would be waved for entering Trinidad from the US. The titer test is required.
Posted on 2014-11-28 16:25:19.0
evy.parkinson
Hello. I'd like to know what would be the requirements to bring a cat to Trinidad from Qatar. Thank you
Posted on 2014-11-29 11:29:39.0
PetTravel
The requirements for bringing a cat to Trinidad from Qatar are listed here: http://www.pettravel.com/immigration/Trinidad_Tobago.cfm There will be 6 months of quarantine upon arrival.
Posted on 2014-12-01 03:13:15.0
nick.franco.3701
Dear Sir/Madam, I'd like to know what would be the requirements to bring a pet Poodle mix male dog from St. Lucia to Trinidad and Tobago. Thank you. Sincerely Nicola Franco
Posted on 2014-12-05 19:05:42.0
PetTravel
Nicola - the requirements for bringing a dog from St Lucia to Trinidad and Tobago are listed here in steps 1-6: http://www.pettravel.com/immigration/Trinidad_Tobago.cfm St Lucia is among the first list of countries. (microchip, rabies vaccination, import permit, veterinary certificate, ticks and tapeworm treatment) You can find links to instructions and forms if you need them.
Posted on 2014-12-07 03:49:35.0
nick.franco.3701
PetTravel Thank you for you help, and links info. Very helpful. Cheers
Posted on 2014-12-07 04:06:27.0
evy.parkinson
PetTravel Thank you. How does these 6 months quarantine work? where do the pet stay during those months in Trinidad? And the quarantine has to be done even though every requirement of health has been met?
Posted on 2014-12-14 07:06:45.0
evy.parkinson
PetTravel And the health certificate for Trinidad I get it from a vet here in Qatar? I couldnt get it from a vet in Trinidad I imagine
Posted on 2014-12-14 07:10:55.0
PetTravel
Evy Parkinson Evy - your vet in Qatar should fill out the health certificate within one week of traveling.
Posted on 2014-12-16 04:14:27.0
PetTravel
Evy Parkinson Evy - you must apply for quarantine space at least 3 months in advance. The Dog and Cat Quarantine Station is located at Havelock Street, Curepe. Because Qatar is considered a high-rabies country by Trinidad, there is no opt out for the quarantine even if requirements are met.
Posted on 2014-12-16 04:23:39.0