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Pet Passport Jamaica

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Regulations for taking a pet dog or cat to Jamaica

Jamaica is a rabies free country. No dog or cat shall be imported into Jamaica unless it was born and breed in Great Britain, Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland and has not been vaccinated. All dogs and cats entering Jamaica will be quarantined for 2 weeks upon arrival.

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

Dog Passport Jamaica

Kingston is the only approved port of entry for animals.

Whenever you travel to a foreign country like Jamaica, it is always advisable to carry some form of identification indicating ownership of the pet.

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

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.

Pet Microchip: Although Jamaica does not require a pet microchip, we strongly recommend that you microchip your cat or dog prior to traveling. 

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ddguiga
CAN I TRAVEL WITH MY DOG, YORKIE TEACUP, TO JAMAICA?
Posted on 2013-09-09 23:31:14.0
PetTravel
Diana - you can only take an unvaccinated dog that was born and bred from Great Britain, Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland and must enter from those countries. These dogs will be quarantined for 14 days upon arrival.
Posted on 2013-09-10 02:34:37.0
ddguiga
So you mean if my dog is vaccinated and with a certified document from a veterinarian it can not enter the country?
Posted on 2013-09-10 03:21:00.0
ddguiga
From the USA
Posted on 2013-09-10 03:21:31.0
remi.kaya56
wow this is dumb, what is it ? rest of colionialism ? nice ! A dog from France or Italy can t enter? But dog from vicious england enter? nice ppl ! Poor animals,
Posted on 2013-10-21 19:29:37.0
PetTravel
At one time the UK was deemed rabies free. Not anymore since they relaxed the rules. That is why it makes little sense.
Posted on 2013-10-28 02:53:27.0
alicia.sanders.7311
Is there a travel airline that ships unescorted pets from the usa to jamaica
Posted on 2014-01-01 17:25:55.0
Katiecrusader
I have a five year old dalmation I adopted from a dog refuge in tenerife canary Islands spain, had him microchipped and vacinated and now would like to take him to Jamaica .....and I cant ??? is that correct ???
Posted on 2014-02-04 10:51:14.0
PetTravel
Sadly, that is correct. Jamaica will only allow unvaccinated pets from England, Ireland and Northern Ireland to enter. I am sorry...
Posted on 2014-02-05 04:17:50.0
carol.tamblyn.35
I am going to work in Jamaica from Grad Cayman my three dogs are all passported and micochiped as the mother came from Uk with me to grand cayman and tne others are her two pupples who are also passported will they still have to go in quarantine
Posted on 2014-02-10 19:06:50.0
TrevorandPat
You are emigrating then!! When do you go, will you be working there. Hope all is good xxx
Posted on 2014-02-10 19:15:48.0
TrevorandPat
And we were just about to book to go to Grand Cayman too! Never mind. Might catch up after you have finished Island Hopping!
Posted on 2014-02-10 19:22:11.0
jan.crichton.94
WHAT. ... darn, was hoping for a nice visit to "catch up" !!!! Will you still be with the same company?
Posted on 2014-02-11 03:20:42.0
lynda.holmeskelly
Just as we were planning on coming over!! Tell me more? Xx
Posted on 2014-02-11 18:31:16.0
PetTravel
Pets cannot enter Jamaica from the Cayman Islands. According to regulations of Jamaica, "no dog or cat shall be imported into Jamaica except such an animal was born and breed in Great Britain, Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland. Dogs and Cats vaccinated against rabies are not allowed entry into Jamaica." Further, it states that "no dog or cat imported into the Island shall be landed if it has been in contact with any dog or cat other than a dog or cat coming directly from Great Britain, Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland." The health certificate must come from DEFRA and pets must enter Jamaica from the UK. The problem is, if they were to return to the UK, your pets must be vaccinated for rabies which would unfortunately disqualify them for entry to Jamaica.
Posted on 2014-02-12 03:55:10.0
michael.cacia
What about service dogs going to Jamaica?
Posted on 2014-02-20 11:01:57.0
PetTravel
Michael - Service dogs are subject to the same requirements as other dogs when entering any country. Additionally, Jamaica does not permit any animal that has been vaccinated for rabies to enter the country.
Posted on 2014-02-21 04:22:21.0
louellenthomas
I'll definitely visit you in Jamaica. How long are you there for?
Posted on 2014-02-26 23:32:24.0
dcazarin
im from mexico and my wife is jamaican, we have 2 dogs, one is from the european union, Netherlands and one is from Mexico. we are planning to move back to jamaica, what can we do? can you assist us?
Posted on 2014-03-10 02:11:30.0
PetTravel
Daniel - Jamaica is not pet friendly at all. It will only permit pets born and raised in the UK or Ireland to enter. Additionally, if your dog has ever been vaccinated (which it should be) it will not be permitted to enter as Jamaica has outlawed the rabies vaccine. Makes no sense really. Many other rabies free islands have pre-travel preparations that pet owners can do that will afford them entry, but not Jamaica. :o(
Posted on 2014-03-11 02:07:58.0