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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 Turks and Caicos from a rabies free country or a country with a low incidence of rabies.

Domestic Pets - there are no restrictions on bringing domestic pets into the Turks and Caicos Islands from countries the Department of Agriculture considers as a rabies free country such as the following:
Antigua, Australia, Anguilla, Barbados, Dominica, Jamaica, Montserrat, New Zealand, Ireland, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Virgin Islands, and United Kingdom. Pets must have resided in these countries for at least six (6) months.

Pets entering from countries with a low incidence of rabies such as the United States and Canada must follow these steps:

For more detailed instructions and forms to create a pet passport to take your pet to the Turks and Caicos Islands, click on the button below.

Dog Passport Turks and Caicos

There are no quarantine facilities in Turks and Caicos. Pets that do not clear inspection will be held for no more than 48 hours pending deportation or will be euthanized.

Your dog must be spayed or neutered to enter the country unless you are a registered breeder.

Breed Restrictions: the following dog breeds are banned from entry to the Turks and Caicos: Akita, Any breed of Bulldog, Any breed of Mastiff, Any Pit Bull including the American Staffordshire Terrier, The Staffordshire Bull Terrier and a mixed-breed dog which has any Pit Bull lineage, Bandog, Beauceron, Canary dog or Presa Canario, Doberman Pinscher, Dogo Argentino, Fila Brazilliero, Japanese Tosa, Jondo, Kuvasz, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Roman Fighting Dog, Rottweiler, South African Boerboel and any dog which appears to have been bred for fighting, and all non-domestic canine species and hybrids of such.

The following breeds can be imported but restrictions are imposed. Veterinary officials must be informed in advance of arrival: Appenzeller; Aryan Molossus; Bandog; Beauceron; Belgian Mastiff; Bull Mastiff; Danish Brohalmer; Dague de Bordeaux; Great Swiss Mountajn Dog; Korean Iindo; Kuvasz; Leonberger; Moscow Watchdog; Neapolitan Mastiff; Perro de Presa Mallorquin; Rottweuer; Tsoerboel; and the Tibetan Mastiff.

Whenever you travel to a foreign country like the Turks and Caicos, 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 Turks and Caicos. 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 Turks and Caicos. 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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Thank you for this information. I'm not certain from your post. Do I have to put my cats in quarantine to enter Turks and Caicos as a long-term resident?
Posted on 2013-05-24 12:23:59.0
is that possible to take a cane corso to turks and caicos island?
Posted on 2013-08-12 21:46:58.0
Turks and Caicos does breed dangerous dogs and Cane Corso are considered as such.
Posted on 2013-10-10 04:48:45.0
You must follow the rules. It also depends on what country you are traveling from.
Posted on 2013-10-10 04:50:10.0
You need an Import Permit, microchip, rabies vaccinations, a Blood Titer Test and a veterinary certificate to go to Turks and Caicos. You can find more information here:
Posted on 2013-11-02 21:42:26.0
I can't bring my french bulldog?
Posted on 2013-11-05 23:54:35.0
approximately, how much does it cost for door-to-door delivery of 2 pups from nyc to turks & caicos?
Posted on 2013-11-06 20:12:00.0
Because of the strict requirements for entering Turks and Caicos, your pups would have to be vaccinated no sooner than 3 months and a Blood Titer test would need to be done. I would suggest that you fill in your details here for a free quote:
Posted on 2013-11-09 04:04:28.0
Unfortunately, the Turks and Caicos will not permit the entry of any type of Bulldog.
Posted on 2013-11-13 02:55:23.0
On a sailboat stopping for provisions with a weimareiner and a boxer from florida via bahamas. Have rabies vac and all other shots. Above it says blood titer needed excluding us and canada.... so we dont need the titer? Only offered in one place in all the us.
Posted on 2014-03-02 19:01:52.0
Amy - if your pets have never had a titer test, they must have one no sooner than 3 months prior to entering Turks & Caicos.
Posted on 2014-03-03 03:26:34.0
What is a titer test? Where do you get it in the US?
Posted on 2014-06-04 13:24:09.0
Jody - a Blood Titer Test (aka RNATT) test is administered by your veterinarian. There is a lab in Kansas City approved to process samples.
Posted on 2014-06-05 04:30:46.0
Do you allow savannah cats
Posted on 2014-06-07 02:01:00.0
Hello Karen - there is no mention of a ban on savannah cats in Turks and Caicos regs. You can confirm by emailing:
Posted on 2014-06-07 03:09:46.0
Hi there. Question on the restricted breeds- what if you have a letter from your doctor as well as vet stating your dog is an emotional support animal? We have a 5 year old English Mastiff in perfect health.. is there a number or email of someone who is in charge of animal health services? My husband and I were planning on moving there in about a year and a bit.. this would greatly impact our decision obviously. On a side note- sad to see folks still uneducated on what's considered a 'dangerous breed'. Ignorance. Hopefully that changes. Merci! From Canada.
Posted on 2014-08-23 23:20:02.0
Ps when we were last down for a visit we met another couple who had a beautiful Mastiff. They are a naturally docile, lazy breed.
Posted on 2014-08-23 23:23:10.0
I adopted a Puppy from Potcake Place while in Turks and Caicos on 6/26/14 and took care of him there for 2 months. He was given all of his shots including rabies and has been microchipped (by T&C Vets). He also tested negative for Ehrlichia. I just brought him to the United States with me on 8/26/14 (less than a week ago) and would like to return to Turks and Caicos next week. He was given his rabbies shot on 8/7/14. Can I bring him back into Providenciales if he hasn't had the Titer test and he is not spayed yet? He is only 14 weeks old.
Posted on 2014-09-01 20:24:37.0
Liz - you can inquire to The Department of Agriculture, Animal Health Services as to an exemption to their regulations. We are not aware that puppies under the age of 9 months would be eligible to enter the country (vaccination 6 months prior and BTT not less than 3 months prior.) however, as you have been out of the country for so little time, they may grant it.
Posted on 2014-09-02 02:05:09.0
Mandy - try emailing this address:
Posted on 2014-09-02 02:09:10.0
Mandy - in the UK, there is an exemption application you can complete for consideration to own a banned breed. We are not aware of one in T&C, but you may want to ask some locals how it can be done...
Posted on 2014-09-04 20:48:58.0
I thought Japan is one of the non rabies endemic countries, but Japan is not on the list. Do I need to follow the instruction for rabies endemic countries?
Posted on 2014-10-14 00:36:54.0
Joe - according to Turks and Caicos regulations, Japan is not listed as a rabies free country despite the newer classifications. Your pet must have a titer test not less than 3 months prior to entering the country together with the other requirements listed here:
Posted on 2014-10-15 03:18:11.0
Is the Bahamas considered a "rabies-free" country in the Turks & Caicos? I have 3 potcakes from the Bahamas and I am considering moving to T & C from the Bahamas.
Posted on 2014-11-04 16:58:45.0
Elizabeth - the Bahamas are not one of the countries that Turks & Caicos considers as rabies-free. A titer test will be required.
Posted on 2014-11-29 16:21:25.0
Are Chihuahuas an allowed import?
Posted on 2014-12-03 02:10:58.0
Chihuahuas are not included in the banned breed list for Turks and Caicos.
Posted on 2014-12-07 02:56:15.0
Are Huskies allowed?
Posted on 2014-12-12 04:11:38.0
Huskies are not on the banned breed list for the Turks and Caicos, however, aggressive behavior should not be displayed.
Posted on 2014-12-16 04:12:26.0
I have a 9 month old puppy, mixed breed (bichon, king charles cavalier spaniel and mini poodle). He is neutered, and has had all his shots. Will he need the blood titer test done?If he does, can it be done by our vet? We live in MA, if our vet can't do it, it there anywhere in MA that can? We're supposed to travel on 12/30. For some reason I thought this was going to be an easy process.. :(
Posted on 2014-12-16 05:09:28.0
Hello Pat, Pet travel is usually never easy! When entering from U.S. a blood titration test is required. Your vet can take the sample but they may not have the equipment to complete the test. The main facility for the FAVN test is at Kansas State University. Their information is available here:
Posted on 2014-12-23 21:07:23.0
Hello Cotrina, You'll want to get in contact with the Bahamian Ministry of Agriculture for import requirements: Email: Phone: (242) 397-7400
Posted on 2014-12-23 21:08:56.0
Hi there! I have a whippet puppy, she born at September 22 so she is 3 months old now. I'd like to move to Turks and Caicos, I have a contract which starts at February 1. She'll get rabbies vaccine within a few days, but I don't think there will be enough time her to do the titer test neither to do the neutering. Is there any option to me to move to the island without letting my dog back? For example to become a breeder first and travelling to Caicos after, or something like that. Thanks in advance!
Posted on 2014-12-28 10:46:34.0
Gabor - What country is your Whippet traveling to Turks and Caicos from?
Posted on 2014-12-29 01:37:33.0
From Hungary - Europe
Posted on 2014-12-29 02:13:52.0
Gábor Petrov Gabor - your pet will need to have the titer test done before entering Turks and Caicos. Be sure and have her microchipped before getting vaccinated for rabies. the titer test should be done 30 days after vaccination and 3 months prior to entering the country. If you have someone in Hungary who can care for your pup, then either your representative can fly to TandC or your pup can fly unaccompanied as manifest cargo after the waiting time has expired.
Posted on 2015-01-02 01:24:57.0
Thank you for reply! One more thing: can I avoid the neutering by become a breeder?
Posted on 2015-01-02 06:58:26.0
Hello, I have 3 pets I would like to travel with to providencials Turks and Caicos, 2 cats and 1 dog. both cats have been spayed and microchipped, dog is scheduled to be splayed and microchipped next week and get shots updated (dogs shots are all up to date) as well as cats getting shots updated. Cats are 12 and 13 years old we adopted them and they've only had one set of shots in their life time (next week will be there second). What do I need to do so that I can bring them down with me? Do all animals need to have titer tests done, I spoke to our Vet here in North Vancouver British Columbia, Canada and they said to confirm with you before booking a titer test in case it wouldn't be needed as all of our animals are in perfect health. Please let me know what I need to do so that I can bring them.
Posted on 2015-03-27 22:47:38.0
I heard a rumour that my 3/4 French bull dog x 1/4 Boston terrier isn't allowed to be imported. Is this true?
Posted on 2015-03-27 22:50:01.0
P.s. My dog is a teacup Yorkiepoo, she is a service dog for our family.
Posted on 2015-03-28 02:55:04.0
Is there anywhere to board a dog for 10 days in TCI?
Posted on 2015-03-30 06:40:51.0
Fiona - You may want to post on a Turks and Caicos blog with your inquiry.
Posted on 2015-04-03 04:19:38.0
Ryan - no Bulldog breeds can be imported, and it may depend on your pet's physical characteristics and temperment. Certainly, your veterinarian would list your pet as a "mixed breed."
Posted on 2015-04-03 04:21:27.0
Jensyn - you can find the requirements to import your pets to Turks and Caicos here: and there are links to forms and instructions if you need them. You will not need a titer test, however, your pets must all be microchipped and you will need an import permit. The rabies vaccinations are good. Your dog will also need to be vaccinated for other diseases like Parvovirus, Distemper and others. A ticks and tapeworm treatment will be required for your pets as well. You may want to consider the forms and instructions as it gets very specific with requirements. There is a small charge, but we spend so much time ensuring that our information is up to date. :o)
Posted on 2015-04-03 04:34:48.0

I'm curious if anyone has experience with bringing a "mixed breed" into T&C. My vet would be fine listing my pit/lab/pointer mix as mixed breed, but I fear nothing greater than arriving in country and being denied entrance based on his appearance. We are looking into buying a home and business here in the near future, but not being able to bring our dog would obviously be a deal breaker. Thanks in advance for any guidance that can be provided.
Posted on 2015-06-22 20:13:38.0
Nicole - we have pet owners with similar questions about bringing their mixed breed dogs into the UK which bans PB Terriers. It is impossible to predict how regulations are enforced, but here is a link to a pamphlet DEFRA publishes to give pet owners some information as to the characteristics that veterinary officials look for when inspecting mixed breeds entering the UK. Take special note of page 14 where the characteristics are listed: Hope this gives you a basis of comparison. Also keep in mind that aggressive behavior is a major cause for concern.
Posted on 2015-06-24 03:06:54.0

We are traveling by sailboat with a cat. We will be leaving the US to spend some time in the Bahamas prior to entering Turks & Caicos. The cat does not leave the boat. Would we be considered as coming from the US (where the cat last touched soil) or the Bahamas where she had no contact?
Posted on 2015-08-08 21:24:55.0

If our cat was vaccinated for rabies more than one year prior to entry to T&C with the THREE YEAR vaccine, is the rule for one year waived?
Posted on 2015-08-08 21:36:51.0

We have two leopard geckos and one bearded dragon. Are these permitted in Turks and Caicos?
Posted on 2015-08-25 15:50:30.0

please update this information. regulations have changed regarding breed restrictions.
Posted on 2015-09-12 17:58:09.0