Pet Passport Bermuda
Regulations for taking a pet dog or cat to Bermuda
Bermuda does not quarantine healthy pets who meet the following requirements:
- Import Permit issued
by the Bermuda Department of Environmental Protection. Without this
permit, the pet will be denied entry, as there are no quarantine
facilities in Bermuda.
- ISO 11784/11785 compliant
15 digit pet microchip.
If your pet's microchip is not ISO 11784/11785 compliant, you
can bring your own
- Pets must be at least 10 months old unless
they are arriving from the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Jamaica or
- A veterinary statement that your pet has not been exposed to rabies nor been present in an officially quarantined rabies area within the last 6 months.
- Two vaccinations for rabies, one after the age of 3 months
and the other between 6 and 12 months of the first vaccination.
The latest vaccination must be given to your pet not less than
30 days prior and not more than 12 months prior to your arrival
in Bermuda. Rabies vaccinations are not required if the pet is
arriving from the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand or
You must file the application for permit not less than 10 days prior
to arrival and the
Veterinary Health Certificate
must have been issued within
10 days prior to arrival.
We suggest that you fax the application (completed veterinary
certificate) to assure speedy delivery. A permit will be faxed back
to you with 2 to 3 working days.
- Your dog or cat must be treated with a product that provides residual protection against ticks.
Failure to comply with these regulations will mean that your pet will be refused entry or returned to the country of origin 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
Bermuda. If your dog or cat is not in apparent good health, further examination by a
licensed veterinarian may be required at your expense.
Breed Restrictions: the following breeds or their crosses are not permitted to enter Bermuda: American Pit Bull Terrier, American Bulldog, American Staffordshire Terrier, Argentine Mastiff (Dogo Argentino), Boerboel, Brazilian Mastiff (Fila) Cane Corso, Presa Canario, Neapolitan Mastiff, Tosa Inu, Wolf, and Wolf Hybrid.
The following breeds or their crosses are restricted and may be imported with conditions: Akita, Australian Cattle Dog, Belgian Malinois, Bouvier Des Flandres, Bull Terrier, Bullmastiff, Chow Chow, Doberman Pinscher, Dogue De Bordeaux, German Shepherd, Mastiff - English, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Rottweiler and Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
Ferrets are not permitted to be imported to Bermuda from any country.
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 Bermuda. 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 (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.
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