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US Virgin Islands Pet Passport & Import Regulations

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US Virgin Islands does not quarantine cats and dogs that meet the following requirements. All requirements also apply to service and emotional support animals.

1.

Pet Microchip

pet microchip

A microchip is not required to enter the US Virgin Islands, but it is recommended that you microchip your pet and register your contact information prior to traveling as a means of identification should your pet be lost or separated from you.

If your pet does not have a registered microchip, make sure your pets are wearing tags that identify them and have contact information for the owner.

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2.

Vaccinations

pet rabies vaccination

Your pet must be vaccinated for rabies prior to entering the country. There is no waiting period after the rabies vaccination.

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3.

Rabies Titer Test

Blood Titer Test

A rabies titer test is not required to enter the US Virgin Islands from any country.

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4.

Health Certificate

pet microchip

A licensed veterinarian will complete a Health Certificate for US Virgin Islands prior to entering the country. USDA endorsement is not required when entering from the United States.

5.

Import Permit

pet passport forms

An import permit is only required when entering US Virgin Islands with an animal that is not a dog or cat.

6.

Ticks and Tapeworm Treatment

tapeworm treatment

A ticks and tapeworm treatment is not required prior to entering the US Virgin Islands.

7.

Entering US Virgin Islands by Air

airplane

Cyril E. King Airport in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas is the approved entry to the US Virgin Islands. Pets can enter in the cabin, as checked baggage or air cargo.

Whenever you travel to a foreign country like the US Virgin Islands, 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.

8.

Puppies and Kittens

US Virgin Island puppy or kitten import

Puppies and Kittens under 12 weeks of age can enter the US Virgin Islands with a current health certificate.

9.

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 the US Virgin Islands. Pet owners are strongly advised to seek further information from the relevant authority of their country and/or that of the country of destination.

10.

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. .

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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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