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Trinidad and Tobago Pet Passport & Import Regulations

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Trinidad and Tobago does not quarantine cats and dogs that meet the following requirements from approved countries (see below). All requirements also apply to service and emotional support animals.

1.

Pet Microchip

pet microchip

Your pet must first be microchipped with an ISO 11784/11785 pet microchip that is a 15 digit and non-encrypted. If your pet's microchip is not ISO 11784/11785 compliant, you can bring your own microchip scanner. Make sure your veterinarian scans your pet's microchip after it is implanted.

Your pet's microchip number must be present on all documentation required to enter Trinidad and Tobago.

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2.

Vaccinations

pet rabies vaccination

Your pet must be vaccinated for rabies between 6 months and 12 months prior to entering the country.

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3.

Rabies Titer Test

Blood Titer Test

A rabies titer test is not required to enter Trinidad and Tobago from Category 1 countries listed in step 7.

Pets entering Trinidad and Tobago from Category 2 and 3 countries listed in step 8 and 9 must have proof of a rabies titer test administered no sooner than 1 month after the rabies vaccination and 5 months prior to entering the country. (Have your veterinarian scan your pet's microchip prior to taking the test.) Samples must be processed in an approved laboratory.

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4.

Health Certificate

pet microchip

A Veterinarian Health Certificate for Trinidad and Tobago must be issued by a licensed veterinarian within 7 days of entry stating that your pet is in good health and free from infectious diseases. We recommend that a USDA or CFIA-accredited veterinarian complete the form and you have it endorsed by the USDA or CFIA if traveling from the United States or Canada. If you are traveling to Trinidad and Tobago from another country, the Governing Authority of your country responsible for the import and export of animals should endorse the forms.

5.

Import Permit

pet passport forms

An import permit from the Ministry of Agriculture must be applied for at least 3 months in advance for Category 1 and 2 countries (see steps 7 and 8). The permit must be filed 5 months in advance for pets entering Trinidad and Tobago from Category 3 countries (see step 9).

6.

Ticks and Tapeworm Treatment

tapeworm treatment

A ticks and tapeworm treatment is required within 10 days of entering Trinidad and Tobago.

7.

Category 1 Countries

rabies-free countries Australia

Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Barbados, Belgium, Dominica, Great Britain, Ireland, Jamaica, Luxembourg, Malta, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Singapore, St Kitts-Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and Sweden.

8.

Category 2 Countries

rabies-free countries Australia

Austria, Bahamas, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Falkland Islands, France, Finland, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Kuwait, Macau, Peninsular Malaysia, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles and Aruba, Portugal, Reunion, Saba, Sarawak, Seychelles, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Untied Arab Emirates, United States of America, US Virgin Islands and Uruguay.

9.

Category 3 Countries

rabies-free countries Australia

All countries not listed as Category 1 or 2.

10.

Entering Trinidad and Tobago by Air

airplane

Pets must enter Trinidad and Tobago via Piarco International Airport. Pets can enter in the cabin, as checked baggage or air cargo. Notification to the Veterinary Officer of the scheduled time of arrival at least 24 hours prior to landing.

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.

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.

11.

Other Animals

rabbits turtles 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 if it is permitted. Pet owners are strongly advised to seek further information from the relevant authority of their country and/or that of the country of destination.

12.

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. .

13.

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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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