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To the best of our ability, we ensure that recommendations given on 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 the pet into quarantine, return the pet to the country of origin, or destroy the 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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Pet Passport Antigua Barbuda

Dog Passport Antigua Barbuda

Regulations for taking a pet dog or cat including service or emotional support animals to Antigua Barbuda

Cats and dogs arriving from Barbados, Dominica, Jamaica, Ireland (Repuplic of), St Kitts-Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines and the United Kingdom:

If entering Antigua from North, Central and South America, USVirgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, Cuba, Hispanola, St. Maarten, Montserrat, Grenada and Trinidad and Tobago, the requirements are in order:

  1. ISO 11784/11785 15 digit pet microchip inserted by your veterinarian. If your pet's microchip is not ISO 11784/11785 compliant, you can bring your own microchip scanner.
  2. Rabies vaccination at least 30 days and not more than one year prior to entry.
  3. Blood Titre Test sent to an OIE approved laboratory
  4. Results must then be forwarded for approval to The Chief Veterinary Officer who will then issue an Import License for your pet.
  5. Veterinary Certificate for Antigua Barbuda must be completed just prior to travel. Although it is not required, we recommend that a USDA or CFIA licensed veterinarian complete the form and you have it endorsed by the USDA or CFIA if traveling from the United States or Canada.
  6. A copy of the Rabies Certificate should also be included for endorsement.
  7. Ticks & Tapeworm test shortly before entry
  8. Unaccompanied pets traveling as manifest cargo will need a health certificate issued within 10 days of travel. Your airlines may also require a health certificate even if your pet is traveling with you in the cabin or as checked baggage.
For more detailed instructions and forms to create a pet passport to take your pet to Antigua Barbuda, click on the button below. 

Dog Passport Antigua Barbuda

Restricted Breeds: Dogs of the Pitbull breed or mixes of this breed are not allowed entry to Antigua and Barbuda. Any dog, which physically resembles this breed, must be accompanied by certification from a recognized kennel club, which verifies that the dog is not of this breed.

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

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. Search their database. Over 180 countries participate and enforce CITES regulations. Read more about CITES.

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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Can my dog fly in the cabin with me?
Posted on 2015-04-01 18:25:44.0
Hello Sarah, That will depend on the airline you are traveling with and the size of your dog. You will want to check to see if they allow them in-cabin on their route. Antigua and Barbuda does allow pets to arrive in the cabin.
Posted on 2015-04-02 19:38:19.0

do I need to have my dog do a Blood Titre Test if coming from the United States
Posted on 2016-05-28 15:43:33.0