Bonaire Pet Passport & Import Regulations
Bonaire does not quarantine cats and dogs that meet the following requirements. All requirements also apply to service and emotional support animals.
Dogs and cats are prohibited from entering Bonaire from any of the Central or South American countries except for Suriname.
To enter Bonaire, your pet must first be microchipped with an ISO 11784/11785 compliant pet microchip that is a 15 digit and non-encrypted. If your pet's microchip is not ISO compliant, you can either bring your own microchip scanner.
After the microchip is implanted, your vet will administer a rabies vaccination no less than 30 days and no more than 12 months prior to entry. Canine distemper vaccination is required between 1 month and 12 months of travel.
Rabies Titer Test
A rabies titer test is required to enter Bonaire from any country classified by the EU as high-rabies. The test must be administered a minimum of 30 days after the primary or booster vaccination. (Have your veterinarian scan your pet's microchip prior to the titer test.)
Samples must be processed at approved laboratories. Assuming test results are within acceptable limits, your pet can enter Bonaire no sooner than 3 calendar months after the date the blood was drawn for the test.
After the vaccinations are completed, a licensed veterinarian must then complete the health certificate for Bonaire within 14 days of travel. If traveling from the United States or Canada, your veterinarian must be USDA or CFIA-accredited respectively and the form must be endorsed by the USDA or CFIA. If you are traveling from another country, the governmental agency responsible for the import and export of animals should endorse the forms.
An import permit is not required when entering Bonaire with a personal dog or cat from any country.
Ticks and Tapeworm Treatment
A treatment for internal and external parasite is not required but recommended prior to entering Bonaire due to the availability of products in the country.
Entering Bonaire by Air
Pets must enter Bonaire at the Flamingo International Airport in Kralendijk. Pets can arrive in the cabin, as checked baggage or as air cargo.
All domestic dogs and cats must be free of evidence of disease communicable to humans when examined at the entry airport. If your dog or cat is not in apparent good health, further examination by a licensed veterinarian may be required at your expense.
Bonaire does not publish a list of banned breeds.
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 Bonaire. 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. Over 180 countries participate and enforce CITES regulations.
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To the best of our ability, we ensure that recommendations given on PetTravel.com 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 your pet into quarantine at your expense, return your pet to the country of origin, or euthanize your 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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