Pet Passport US Virgin Islands
Regulations for taking a pet dog or cat to the US Virgin
US Virgin Islands does not quarantine healthy pets who meet the following requirements:
- Your pet must be vaccinated for rabies and various other diseases at least 30 days prior to entry.
- A licensed veterinarian will complete the US Virgin Islands Veterinary Certificate.
- An Import Permit is required to import birds, ferrets or any
other animal other than a dog or cat.
This completes a pet passport for your dog or cat to enter the US Virgin Islands.
Whenever you travel to a foreign country like the US VIrgin Islands, 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
the US VIrgin Islands. 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 the US VIrgin Islands. 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 (CITIES). You will need to apply for additional permits
if this is the case. Search their database.
Over 180 countries participate and enforce CITIES regulations. Read more about CITIES.
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 the US VIrgin Islands does not require a pet microchip, we strongly recommend that you microchip your cat or dog prior to traveling.
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