Fiji Pet Passport & Import Regulations
The following regulations are for dog and cat owners traveling to Fiji from Australia, New Zealand, EU Member States and the United States. It is complicated to import your pet, and it is not advised to bring your pet to Fiji on holiday.
The following regulations also apply to service and emotional support animals.
To enter Fiji, your pet must first be microchipped with an ISO 11784/11785 pet microchip that has 15 digits and is non-encrypted. If your pet's microchip is not ISO 11784/11785 compliant, you can bring your own microchip scanner.
Your dog or cat will need an import permit issued by Bio Security in Fiji. Processing will take 2 days and the permit is valid for 6 months.
Your dog or cat must be vaccinated for rabies at least 30 days but not more than 12 months prior to entering Fiji. If your pet is not currently vaccinated for rabies, the titer (RNATT) test (see step 4) should be done no sooner than 30 days after rabies vaccination.
All dogs must be vaccinated against canine distemper, infectious canine hepatitis, parainfluenza and canine parvovirus. Vaccinations and tests confirming negative results for ehrlichiosis, leptospirosis and brucellosis must also be administered.
All cats must be vaccinated against feline panleucopaenia (infectious enteritis), rhinotracheitis and feline calicivirus.
Blood Titer Test
A blood titer test (RNATT) is required no sooner than 65 days and not later than 12 months prior to import. Note that if the date that the blood is drawn for the titer test is more than 150 days prior to entering Fiji, the quarantine time will be reduced to the mandatory 30 days, otherwise your pet can spend up to 115 days in quarantine. (see step 7)
All samples must be processed at a government-approved laboratory.
Pet Health Certificate
There are multiple pet health certificates required to enter Fiji with your pet and they must be endorsed by the the governmental agency responsible for the import and export of animals after issuance by a licensed veterinarian in the origination country.
A pre-export veterinary exam must be given by an accredited veterinarian within 48 hours of transport.
Internal and External Parasites
Your dog or cat must be tested for both internal or external parasites within 49 days of import. Multiple tests must be given at different intervals for Echinococcus granulosus and multilocularis.
Within four days of transport, dogs and cats must be treated with an insecticidal dip or spray capable of killing ticks, lice and fleas.
All cats and dogs entering Fiji will be subject to a minimum of 30 days of mandatory quarantine**. The time of quarantine will be determined by the date that the blood was drawn for your pet's titer test. If this date was the minimum required (60 days in advance), then the quarantine will be 120 days. If the blood was drawn 90 days in advance, then the quarantine will be 90 days. If the blood was drawn 150 days in advance, the quarantine will be 30 days.
**Pets entering Fiji from Australia and New Zealand are subject to 7 days of quarantine.
For dogs and cats entering Fiji from countries other than Australia and New Zealand, after release from quarantine, a 10-day monitoring interval will be in place for 5 months, followed by another inspection after 9 months of entry into Fiji, and finally one more 12 months after entry. The animal is free to move around Fiji during the surveillance period.
Entering Fiji by Air
Your dog or cat must enter Fiji at Nausori Airport as air cargo. The flight must be as direct and your pet's crate must be sealed by government veterinary officials at the originating airport.
Entering Fiji by Boat
Cats and dogs are not permitted to enter Fiji by boat. All animals must remain on the vessel the entire time the vessel in Fiji waters.
Puppies and Kittens
Unvaccinated puppies or kittens may not enter Fiji. Puppies and kittens must be at least 16 weeks of age, vaccinated for rabies and completed a 30 day wait to enter the country.
The following breeds of dogs or their crosses are banned from entering Fiji: Dogo Argentino, Fila Brazileiro, Japanese Tosa, Pit Bull terriers, including American Pit Bull Terriers. Service and emotional support animals are also subject to the ban.
Savannah cats or their crosses must be 6 generations removed. Serval Cats (Leptailurus serval or Felis serval) are also banned from entry.
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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