Pet Passport Trinidad Tobago
Regulations for taking a pet dog or cat to Trinidad and Tobago
rabies free country or a
country with a low incidence of rabies.
Unless your pet was born in or resided in a rabies free country such as Anguilla, Australia, Antigua, Barbados, Great Britain, Jamaica, New Zealand, Ireland, St Kitts/Nevis or St Lucia for no less than 6 months, your pet will be quarantined for a period of up to six months.
- 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.
- If entering from one of the rabies free countries shown above, you will need a Veterinarian Health Certificate for Trinidad and Tobago stating that your pet is in good health and free from infectious diseases.
- 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. Your pet must have a current rabies vaccination.
- You can avoid the six month quarantine by have a Blood Titer Test performed at least six months in advance of entering Trinidad and 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.
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.
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