Pet Passport Antigua Barbuda
Regulations for taking a pet dog or cat to Antigua Barbuda
Cats and dogs arriving from Barbados, Dominica, Jamaica, Ireland (Repuplic of), St Kitts-Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, United Kingdom, USA (American Airlines flights only):
- Veterinary Certificate for Antigua Barbuda
- Rabies vaccination certificate issued at point of origin
- Import Permit from the Ministry of Agriculture
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:
- 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.
- Rabies vaccination at least 30 days and not more than one year prior to entry.
- Blood Titre Test sent to an approved laboratory
- Results must then be forwarded for approval to The Chief Veterinary Officer who will then issue an Import License for your pet.
- 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.
- A copy of the Rabies Certificate should also be included for endorsement.
- Ticks & Tapeworm test shortly before entry
- 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.
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.
The information published here is a guideline for pet owners importing their pet to Antigua. Further detail on import permits (if applicable), costs, tests and procedures are available at minimal cost at PetTravelStore.com if you need them. We also stock all the equipment and accessories you will need for traveling with your pet. Same day shipping until 4:00 PM EST.
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