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Jamaica Pet Passport & Import Regulations

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Cats and dogs can only enter Jamaica unless born and raised in the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) or the Republic of Eire.

There will be no quarantine imposed on your pet when entering Jamaica as long as the following requirements are met. Unless otherwise stated, the regulations below apply to domestic dogs and cats only. Owners of other pets should refer to item 9.



Pet Microchip

pet microchip

Jamaica does not require that your pet be identified with a pet microchip, but it is recommended that you microchip your pet and register your contact information prior to traveling as a means of identification should your pet be lost or separated from you. If your pet does not have a registered microchip, make sure your pets are wearing tags that identify them and have contact information for the owner.

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pet rabies vaccination

Animals who have been vaccinated for rabies are not permitted to enter Jamaica.

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Blood Titer Test

Blood Titer Test

A blood titer test is not required to enter Jamaica from the United Kingdom or the Republic of Erie.

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Import Permit

import permit

Your cat or dog must have an import permit issued by the Ministry of Agriculture when entering Jamaica from approved countries listed above.


Health Certificate

pet health certificate

Within 10 days of travel, a licensed veterinarian completes the Health Certificate for Jamaica. Every dog or cat imported into Jamaica must be accompanied by a certificate stating that there have been no rabies in unquarantined dogs, cats or other animals in the country from which it was exported. This certificate will be issued by the Ministry (or Department) of Agriculture in the United Kingdom or the Repubic of Erie.


Entering Jamaica by Air


Pets must enter Jamaica through Kingston only, will be examined by a veterinary official, and must be free of evidence of disease communicable to humans. If your dog or cat is not in apparent good health, further examination by a licensed veterinarian may be required at your expense.

Dogs and cats must enter directly from the United Kingdom or the Republic of Erie. They must not have had any exposure to dogs on any other route or any dog or cat recently released from quarantine.


Puppies and Kittens

UK puppy or kitten import

Cats and dogs entering Jamaica from approved countries do not need to be vaccinated for rabies, so puppies and kittens born in the United Kingdom or the Republic of Erie may enter Jamaica as long as other requirements are met.


Banned Breeds

Banned Dogs in Jamaica

Jamaica does not ban breeds, however, aggressive behavior is not tolerated. Visitors will be responsible for their pet's behavior.


Other Animals

rabbits turtles other animals

Birds, invertebrates, tropical fish, reptiles, amphibia, mammals such as rodents 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.



CITES endangered turtle

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 (CITES).  You will need to apply for additional permits if this is the case. Over 180 countries participate and enforce CITES regulations.


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Have a question about traveling with your pet?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 your pet into quarantine at your expense, return your pet to the country of origin, or euthanize your 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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