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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 Tahiti

For dogs and cats which have continuously resided in the following countries from birth or no less than 6 months, the following requirements apply:

Countries: Australia, Cyprus, Hawaii, Micronesia, Guam, Christmas Island, Cocos Islands, Cook Islands, Fiji Islands, Norfolk Island, Solomon Islands, Eire, Iceland, Japan, Firibati, Nauru, Niue, Norway (not including Svalbard Island), New Caledonia, New Zealand, French Polynesia, Papua New Guinea, Malta, United Kingdom, Tonga, American Samoa, Western Samoa, Singapore, Sweden, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna.


  • Import Permit
  • Proof of Distemper, Hapatitis, Parvovirus and Leptospirosis vaccinations (dogs)
  • Proof of Feline Panieucopenia, Calicivirus and Rhinotracheitis vaccinations (cats)
  • Veterinary Health certificate issued within 3 days of departure.
  • External and Internal Parasite Treatment issued 4 and 14 days of departure respectively.
  • Proof of heartworm treatment (if your pet is transiting New Zealand)
  • Your pet must travel in an officially sealed crate.
For dogs and cats which have continuously resided in the following countries from birth or no less than 6 months, the following requirements apply:

Countries: Aruba, Bahamas, Bahrain, Belgium, Bermuda, Brunei, Canada, Cape Discovery, Cayman Islands, Denmark, Spain, Arab Emirates, United States, France, Finland, Greece, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Isle Mauritius, Malaysia, Pays-Bs, Portugal, Qatar, Shaba, Sarawak, The Seychelles, Switzerland, Taiwan, Virgin Islands.


  • Import Permit
  • 15 digit ISO compliant pet microchip
  • Rabies Vaccination Certificate - your pet must have been vaccinated after the microchip was inserted.
  • Results of Blood Titer Test administered no less than 30 days after rabies vaccination and no less than 90 days prior to entry.
  • Your pet must be accompanied by the official French Polynesian Authorization and the government endorsed (USDA if traveling from the United States and CFIA if traveling from Canada) Health Certificate for Tahiti and the rabies vaccination certificate.
  • Certificate by a licensed veterinarian that the dog or cat stayed more than 6 months prior to quarantine in a country listed below.
  • Certificate from quarantine station that the booking is effective and respects the 3 months delay after rabies and Blood Titer Test.

Your pet must be shipped directly to Tahiti in an IATA compliant container. Your pet may not transit in a non-rabies free country.

QUARANTINE - There are no quarantine facilities in Tahiti, so pets must undergo 30 days of quarantine in one of the following countries prior to entering Tahiti:

  • Hawaii
  • New Zealand
  • England
  • Australia
For more detailed instructions and forms to create a pet passport to take your pet to Tahiti, click on the button below.

Dog Passport Tahiti

Banned Breeds: Argentine Dogo, Fila brazileiro, Japanese Tosa, American Staffordshire terrier, Staffordshire terrier and all crosses similar to Staffordshire terriers.

Whenever you travel to a foreign country like Tahiti, it is always advisable to carry some form of identification indicating ownership of your 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 Tahiti. 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 Tahiti. 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 (CITES).  You will need to apply for additional permits if this is the case. Search their database. Over 180 countries participate and enforce CITES regulations. Read more about CITES.

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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what do you mean about the following countries being approved for quarantine, england, hawaii, NZ and australia?
Posted on 2013-11-02 21:18:39.0
Tahiti does not have quarantine facilities. Quarantine requirements must be met in England, Hawaii, New Zealand or Australia.
Posted on 2014-01-01 21:19:19.0
Hello, I am doing the puddle jump mexico to french polynesia on my catamaran with my dog. I would like to know what are the requirements for this since mexico is not mentioned above. I understand that dogs are required to do a 6 month quarantine on board, that is no problem but just want to make sure it is true and if i need anything else than the vet cert., vaccines, micro chip, and my gov. import letter.
Posted on 2014-04-19 03:52:28.0
what about traveling with your pet on a sail boat?
Posted on 2014-04-19 04:12:33.0
Hello - in order to enter Tahiti with your pet, it must have lived in one of the above countries listed for the previous 6 months For the second group of countries, your pet must have served 30 days of quarantine in an authorized facility in England, Hawaii, New Zealand or Australia. Pets are not accepted from countries other than those listed above.
Posted on 2014-04-20 14:05:30.0
Posted on 2014-04-21 03:35:18.0
So if I go with my pet can it stay on board and not get to shore, would that be ok?
Posted on 2014-04-21 03:40:08.0
Alpha Basail Switalski Most likely, your pet will need to be confined in a crate in a confined space. Not sure if you can dock. Your question is hard to answer. Suggest you contact the French Polynesia Department of Health. Sorry I cannot be of more assistance.
Posted on 2014-04-24 01:25:57.0
We are moving from Russia to Bora Bora. As i understood we will have to leave our Labrador for a quarantine for 30 days in New Zealand?
Posted on 2014-12-18 07:31:32.0
Alexy - there are no quarantine facilities on Tahiti, hence the quarantine requirement in NZ.
Posted on 2014-12-29 02:35:21.0

Are requirements different for service dogs? In Hawaii, they don't have to be in quarantine if they meet all the requirements.
Posted on 2015-07-22 20:47:27.0