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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 Bermuda

Bermuda does not quarantine healthy pets who meet the following requirements:

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

Dog Passport Bermuda

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 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 are not permitted: American Pit Bull Terrier, Akita, American Bulldog, Australian Cattle Dog, American Staffordshire Terrier, Belgian Malinois, Argentine Mastiff (Dogo Argentino), Bouvier Des Flandres, Boerboel Bull Terrier, Brazilian Mastiff (Fila) Bullmastiff, Cane Corso, Chow Chow, Presa Canario, Doberman Pinscher, Neapolitan Mastiff, Dogue De Bordeaux, Tosa Inu, German Shepherd, Wolf Mastiff � English, Wolf Hybrid, Rhodesian Ridgeback, and Any Cross of the above, Rottweiler, Staffordshire Bull Terrier or Any Cross of the above.

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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The information published here is a guideline for pet owners importing their pet to Bermuda. 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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ALL cats and Dogs entering Bermuda MUST be microchipped and have a Health Certificate issued within 10 days of travel.
Posted on 2014-01-19 01:34:04.0
You are correct. thank you.
Posted on 2014-01-20 16:35:58.0
Are there any breed restrictions??
Posted on 2014-03-16 01:30:52.0
Any breed restrictions???
Posted on 2014-03-16 04:09:54.0
Yes, John. Here is the list: American Pit Bull Terrier Akita American Bulldog Australian Cattle Dog American Staffordshire Terrier Belgian Malinois Argentine mastiff (Dogo Argentino) Bouvier Des Flandres Boerboel Bull Terrier Brazilian Mastiff (Fila) Bullmastiff Cane Corso Chow Chow Presa Canario Doberman Pinscher Neapolitan Mastiff Dogue De Bordeaux Tosa Inu German Shepherd Wolf Mastiff – English Wolf Hybrid Rhodesian Ridgeback Any Cross of the above Rottweiler Staffordshire Bull Terrier Any Cross of the above
Posted on 2014-03-16 16:16:55.0
do dogs need rabies shots if coming from rabies free Switzerland?
Posted on 2014-04-25 04:42:35.0
Hi Margo - Switzerland is not considered a rabies-free country by Bermuda as well as many other countries. It is ironic that the United Kingdom is still considered rabies-free by many countries after it relaxed its regulations but legislation still has to catch up.
Posted on 2014-04-26 22:38:45.0
Want to take my dogs to Bermuda on my private boat. I have been to the Bahamas with them. Does Bermuda have any special requirements or quarantines?
Posted on 2014-07-09 05:51:51.0
Hi Nancy - you will need to apply for an Import Permit from the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries to bring your dogs to Bermuda more than 10 days prior to entry. They will also need a health examination within 10 days of entry. You can find details and links to instructions and forms here:
Posted on 2014-07-12 22:12:52.0
If my dog is 7 months old, can i still bring him to bermuda?
Posted on 2014-07-15 00:14:28.0
Katie - according to the vaccination schedule, the first rabies vaccination is given at 3 months and the second between 6 and 12 months later. Then there will be a 30 day wait after the second vaccination.
Posted on 2014-07-17 04:19:57.0
if a dog received a rabies vac. june 3 2014 and the dog is scheduled to go to bermuda sept 14 when should he have the second rabies vac. ?
Posted on 2014-08-11 15:00:02.0
David - it depends on whether these are your pet's first vaccinations for rabies. If your dog has just received its first rabies vaccination in June, or a previous rabies vaccination had expired and it was revaccinated in June, it will need another one no sooner than 6 months after the one in June. If your dog has been vaccinated every year and the vaccination has not expired, it will need to have had at least 2 vaccinations within a 2 year timeframe (one in each year). In either case, the second vaccination must have been given no sooner than 30 days prior to entering Bermuda. Hope this is clearer.
Posted on 2014-08-12 04:19:45.0