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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
PeNgU2U
What happens once the pet arrives in Kingston and is quarantined - is there a cost associated to this and if so what is it?
Posted on 2014-04-28 00:36:57.0
PetTravel
Renita - pets cannot enter Jamaica unless they were born and raised in the UK. Your pet will be returned to its originating country or destroyed if it attempts to enter from any other country.
Posted on 2014-04-29 03:42:40.0
MrsAlishaBest
I enyered jamica from thw uk with my cat. Can I leave jamaica with my cat and return back to england with her
Posted on 2014-05-10 03:59:54.0
MrsAlishaBest
Sorry I was trying to say : I entered jamaica from the uk with my cat. Can I leave jamaica with my cat and return back to england with her?
Posted on 2014-05-10 04:04:41.0
PetTravel
Alisha - according to DEFRA regs, pets may not be prepared for the Pet Travel Scheme in Jamaica. To re-enter the UK, your pet will need a microchip and rabies vaccination and the rabies vaccine is not permitted in Jamaica. You can ask your vet, but this is most likely the source of the problem.
Posted on 2014-05-11 14:30:02.0
hyven.wizzard
I wish that I could bring my dog from USA, with me to Jamaica. If I could I would have returned to live there, but I just cannot live without my dog. So I will only visit. So sad.
Posted on 2014-06-07 16:26:39.0
PetTravel
The problem with re-entering the UK is that you will need to microchip your cat, then vaccinate her for rabies. (in that order) We understand that the rabies vaccine is not permitted on the island. Ask your vet about this. The EU does note that pet cannot be prepared for the Pet Travel Scheme in Jamaica due to this law.
Posted on 2014-06-09 03:21:00.0
fiona.diedrick
i want to bring a dog from jamaica back to england with me can i have some info on this?
Posted on 2014-07-11 23:31:41.0
PetTravel
Fiona - in order to return to the UK with your dog, it must be microchipped and vaccinated for rabies. The sticky part of taking a pet out of Jamaica is that the rabies vaccination is not allowed on the island. DEFRA recognizes this and states that preparation for the PET Scheme cannot be accomplished on the island. Consult with your vet and inquire about this. You may have to consider entering another country and have your pet vaccinated there.
Posted on 2014-07-13 10:42:54.0
fiona.diedrick
PetTravel any idea which country is closest to get this done?
Posted on 2014-07-13 10:52:39.0
PetTravel
Fiona Diedrick The US is changing its rules about bringing unvaccinated pets into the country. Until August 9, 2014 you can request home quarantine. After that time, you will need permission from the CDC. to bring an unvaccinated pet into the US. Once here, you can have your pet microchipped, then vaccinated for rabies. You will need to wait 21 days prior to entering the UK. Your pet will need an Annex II form and a tapeworm treatment between one and five days of entry. Details and links to instructions and forms here: http://www.pettravel.com/immigration/UnitedKingdom.cfm
Posted on 2014-07-18 02:08:40.0
blandine.jnpaulreid
Are dogs from the US banned from entry into Jamaica?
Posted on 2014-07-31 22:09:46.0
audrey.christophe.nesty
Hi Carolyn, were you able to bring your pet with you finally? If so how did you do?
Posted on 2014-07-31 22:37:30.0
PetTravel
Blandine - Jamaica is a rabies-free island and does not permit animals from anywhere other than the UK to enter. They have outlawed the rabies vaccine, so vaccinated pets cannot enter from the UK either. It is such a beautiful island and someday they will change this rule as it makes little sense.
Posted on 2014-08-01 04:25:27.0
katbyrdee
If I got a pup in Jamaica and brought it to the US, would I be able to return with the Jamaican bred and born dog?
Posted on 2014-08-21 00:03:45.0
PetTravel
Kaat - unfortunately, you would not. Once your pup is out of the country, it is exposed to rabies which would prohibit it from re-entering Jamaica.
Posted on 2014-08-23 00:10:16.0
shena.williams.311
I lived in the bahamas I have a small panorainian dog I
Posted on 2014-09-01 22:46:18.0
shena.williams.311
I have his certificate that he is fully immunized from a vetarainian now u all say I can't enter the country with my dog that's so sad U all need to let dogs enter jamaica once it's fully immunized I am so upset
Posted on 2014-09-01 22:50:48.0
shena.williams.311
Now I will a bad trip without my baby ain no one could take care of my baby like me it's so sad
Posted on 2014-09-01 22:56:24.0
PetTravel
Shena - are you not returning to England? It is true that vaccinated pets cannot enter Jamaica. Why not transport your pet to England from the US?
Posted on 2014-09-04 20:06:35.0