Pet Passport Trinidad Tobago
REGULATIONS FOR TAKING A PET DOG OR CAT TO TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO FROM A
FREE COUNTRY OR A
COUNTRY WITH A LOW INCIDENCE OF RABIES.
Unless your are coming from a rabies free country such as Anguilla, Australia, Antigua, Barbados, Great Britain, Jamaica, New Zealand, Ireland, St Kitts/Nevis or St Lucia, your pet will be quarantined for a period of up to six months.
If entering from one of the rabies free countries shown above, you will need a Veterinarian Health Certificate for Trinidad & Tobago stating that the pet is in good health and free from infectious diseases and your pet must have lived in a rabies free country for at least six months prior to arrival in Trinidad & Tobago.
Your pet must be microchipped with a pet microchip that meets ISO standards 11784/11785.
If you are not entering from a rabies free country but a country with a low incidence of rabies such as the United States or Canada, you will need to acquire an Import Permit from the Ministry of Agriculture so that they assure there will be space in the quarantine compound. This application should be made at least three months prior to arrival and there are fees involved.
You can avoid the six month quarantine by have a Blood Titre Test performed at least six months in advance of entering Trinidad.
Failure to comply with these regulations will mean that your pet may be refused entry and the relevant authority in consultation with an authorized veterinarian can decide to return the pet home, or place the dog or cat in quarantine at the expense of the owner or natural person responsible for pet, or as a last resort, without financial compensation, put the pet down where the return trip home or quarantine cannot be arranged.
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 as to a limit on the number of animals and a certificate to accompany them in respect of other diseases. Pet owners are strongly advised to seek further information from the relevant authority of their country and/or that of the country of destination.
All countries have a unique veterinary certificates. This form differs from the International Veterinary Certificate issued by veterinarians in the United States. (APHIS 7001) This is an important part of your cat or dog passport.
Find Veterinary Certificates for countries worldwide.
Trinidad Tobago does require an ISO pet microchip.
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