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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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Regulations for taking a pet dog or cat to Aruba from a rabies free country or a country with a low incidence of rabies:

To enter Aruba, your dog or cat must have resided continuously in a rabies free country or another country with a low incidence of rabies for 6 months immediately preceeding the date of travel, or was born and lived in the country of birth continuously until the date of travel to Aruba. If this is not the case, you must obtain a written exemption from this requirement by the Head of the Veterinary Service of Aruba.

Pets may not enter Aruba from any country with a high incidence of rabies.

Here are the requirements:

This completes a passport for your dog or cat to enter Aruba.

Dog Passport Aruba

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 Aruba. 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 Aruba. 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 Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITIES).  You will need to apply for additional permits if this is the case. Search their database. Over 180 countries participate and enforce CITIES regulations. Read more about CITIES.

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 Aruba. Further detail on import permits (if applicable), costs, tests and procedures are available at minimal cost at 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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We are thinking about moving to Aruba. We have 2 dogs and my mother has 2 as well and a cat. Do we have to put them in quarantine because, our dogs will not make it in quarantine for 90 days. They will die from loneliness. Is there a way around it? Like a doctors note from out Vet? Or what?
Posted on 2014-11-22 23:28:52.0
Alisa - if your pets have resided in the US for at least 6 months, there will be no quarantine when entering Aruba as long as the requirements have been met. You can find a list of requirements with links to instructions and forms if you need them here:
Posted on 2014-11-24 04:14:26.0
Does anyone know of any timeshares that allow dogs?
Posted on 2014-12-14 18:59:35.0
hola, me regalaron un cabrito de 1 mes de nacido en EEUU, cuales son los recaudos para entrar a Aruba, gracias
Posted on 2015-04-15 12:19:52.0

Bon nochi, mi tin un inquietud pa sa si mi por bay keiro cu mi cacho na colombia por 25 dia y bin bek aruba cune. Su nomber ta ANGEL ta un chihuahua di 5 aña di edad. Danki pa lagami sa mi inquietud.
Posted on 2015-05-13 05:31:46.0
Hola - su cachorro debe tener un microchip, a continuación, una vacuna contra la rabia en ese orden. No debe ser menor de 12 semanas de edad antes de administrar la vacuna contra la rabia. Se necesitará un certificado de salud veterinaria emitido justo antes de viajar. Debe ser aprobado (estampado) por la agencia gubernamental que se encarga de la importación y exportación de animales domésticos.
Posted on 2015-05-16 13:16:08.0
La vacunación se debe dar 30 días antes de entrar en Aruba.
Posted on 2015-05-16 13:18:36.0
No podemos traducir su mensaje. ¿Vas a traer un chihuahua a Aruba desde Colombia?
Posted on 2015-05-16 13:19:22.0

Hello, I have recently traveled to Colombia and wanted to adopt a puppy but didn't knew if its possible to enter Aruba with him? I need to know everything since I'm going back in October and really would like to get a puppy.
Posted on 2015-07-14 00:16:51.0

No es Permitido Viajar con Perros de Aruba a Columbia hay un paro ya mas de 3 anjos
Posted on 2015-07-14 23:40:40.0

Melitza - Colombia is considered a high-rabies country and your pup would not be considered entry.
Posted on 2015-07-21 03:50:34.0

Im travling with my dog from Cancun Mexico to Aruba. What I need to do?
Posted on 2015-08-04 03:07:23.0

Izabella - you will need to contact the Veterinary Services of Aruba to see if your pet will be allowed to enter Aruba:
Posted on 2015-08-13 02:56:47.0

hello, im planning to travel with my cat from venezuela to USA thru aruba airlines, my cat was born in venezuela, is only 4 months old and has been vaccinated from rabies and i have the original certificate, my cat will be around 7 months old by the time we plan on traveling, just wondering if venezuela is considered a high rabies-country, or if vaccine is enough, also im just going to be in transit to usa
Posted on 2015-08-13 03:37:32.0

Which countries are meant by the comment 'country with a high incidence of rabies.'? Is that Brazil?
Posted on 2015-09-11 20:17:18.0

We are getting a new puppy next week and have a trip planned to Aruba on Nov 11. The puppy will have all shots and microchip. Can I take him?
Posted on 2015-09-13 23:32:40.0

Shelley - if your puppy is entering Aruba from the US where it was born, it can enter with a microchip and rabies vaccination and a 30 days wait. Rabies shot no sooner than 3 months.
Posted on 2015-09-16 03:41:46.0

Hadassa - Brazil is considered a high-rabies country. In order to import your dog or cat, you must have written exemption from the Head of the Veterinary Service of Aruba
Posted on 2015-09-16 03:51:53.0

Claudia - if the US is your final destination, you will be fine with your documentation. The US is very cat friendly.
Posted on 2015-09-16 03:53:29.0

I will be traveling with our cat in Feb . We are actually passing through Aruba on our way to Venezuela. Our cat has all shots and microchip as well. She is an older cat, 7 years old, and all her documents are in order . Will there be any problem entering Aruba?
Posted on 2015-10-03 14:23:33.0