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 prior to entry. There is no waiting period after the vaccination.
- A licensed veterinarian will complete a health certificate. USDA endorsement is not required if entering from the United States.
- An Import Permit is required to import birds, ferrets or any
other animal other than a dog or cat.
For more detailed instructions and forms to create a pet passport to take your pet to the US Virgin Islands, click on the button below.
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: All other animals require a health certificate, and, except dogs and cats, all animals require an import permit from the Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture.
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.
The information published here is a guideline for pet owners importing their pet to US Virgin Islands. Further detail on import permits (if applicable), costs, tests and procedures are available at minimal cost at PetTravelStore.com if you need them. We also stock all the equipment and accessories you will need for traveling with your pet. Same day shipping until 4:00 PM EST.
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