Pet Passport Turks & Caicos
REGULATIONS FOR TAKING A PET DOG OR CAT TO TURKS & CAICOS FROM A
FREE COUNTRY OR A
COUNTRY WITH A LOW INCIDENCE OF RABIES
Domestic Pets - there are no restrictions on bringing domestic pets into the Turks and Caicos Islands from the Department of Agriculture considers as a rabies free country such as the following:
Antigua, Australia, Anguilla, Barbados, Dominica, Jamaica, Montserrat, New Zealand, Ireland, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Virgin Islands, and United Kingdom.
Pets entering from countries with a low incidence of rabies such as the United States and Canada require additional documentation.
Your pet must be microchipped with a 15 digit ISO 11784 compliant pet microchip. If your pet's microchip is not ISO 11784/11785 compliant, you can bring your own microchip scanner.
Your pet must then be vaccinated and a Blood Titer Test must be administered. A licensed veterinarian then completes the proper Turks & Caicos International Health Certificate for endorsement by the USDA or CFIA if traveling from the United States or Canada. If you are traveling from another country, the Governmental Authority should endorse the forms for you. A copy of the Rabies Certificate and Blood Titer Test results should also be included.
You may NOT bring certain breeds into the country which are considerd dangerous: Akita, Any breed of Bulldog, any breed of Mastiff, any pit bull including the American Staffordshire Terrier, the Pit Bull Terrier, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier or a mixed-breed dog which has any pit bull lineage, Bandog, Beauceron, Canary dog, Presa Canario, Doberman Pinscher, Dogo Argentino, Fila Brazilliero, Japanese Tosa, Jindo, Kuvasz, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Roman Fighting Dog, Rottweiler, South African Boerboel, or any dog which appears to have been bred for fighting.
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.
Turks Caicos does require an ISO pet microchip.
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