Pet Passport Turks & Caicos
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
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:
- Your pet must be microchipped with a 15 digit ISO 11784 compliant pet microchip. If your pet's microchip is not ISO 11784/11785 compliant, you can bring your own microchip scanner.
- Your pet must be vaccinated for rabies and other diseases not less than 6 months and not more than one year prior to entry.
- Import Permit issued by Animal Health Services
- When originating in a non rabies free country (excluding the United States or Canada**), a Blood Titer Test must be administered not less than 3 months and not more than 24 months prior to entry and processed at an approved laboratory. The test is valid for two (2) years.
- A licensed veterinarian then completes the proper International Health Certificate for Turks & Caicos for endorsement by the USDA or CFIA if traveling from the United States or Canada. If you are traveling from another country, the Governmental Authority responsible for the import and export of animals should endorse the forms for you.
- A copy of the Rabies Certificate and Blood Titer Test results should also be included for endorsement.
- Ticks and tapeworm examination within 14 days of import.
This will complete your cat or dog passport for the Turks and Caicos
**If traveling from the United States or Canada, the rabies vaccination can be given at least 3 months and not more than 12 months prior to entry. Your pet must have had a Blood Titer Test done during its lifetime and the vaccination must not have expired at any time.
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 pet must be spayed or neutered to enter the country unless you are a registered breeder.
Breed Restrictions: You may NOT bring certain breeds into the country which are considerd dangerous: Akita, Any breed of Bulldog, any breed of Mastiff, any pit bull including the American Staffordshire Terrier, the Pit Bull Terrier, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier or a mixed-breed dog which has any pit bull lineage, Bandog, Beauceron, Canary dog, Presa Canario, Doberman Pinscher, Dogo Argentino, Fila Brazilliero, Japanese Tosa, Jindo, Kuvasz, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Roman Fighting Dog, Rottweiler, South African Boerboel, or any dog which appears to have been bred for fighting.
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.
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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