Guam Pet Passport & Import Regulations
Regulations for taking a pet dog or cat to Guam require that you must start the process no less than 120 days prior to arrival in order to enter Guam without quarantine. All requirements also apply to service and emotional support animals.
Pet dogs or cats entering Guam from the United States should conform to Hawaii's five-day or less program and enter Guam from Hawaii. The five-day or less program is designed to allow pets that meet certain qualifications to be released immediately upon their arrival at the Honolulu airport to travel on to Guam. There are five steps to meeting these qualifications.
Animals originating from the British Isles, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and Hawaii on direct flights to Guam may be exempt from quarantine requirements after meeting shipping and veterinary examination requirements.
All dogs and cats not meeting requirements listed below will be subject to 120 days of quarantine.
Guam does require that your cat or dog be microchipped unless the full 120 day quarantine is to be served. The health certificate from your veterinarian must state the number of the microchip and it must contain the fact that the veterinarian was able to scan the chip successfully. The microchip can be of the standard US issue (Avid) or (Home Again) type or a 15 digit ISO pet microchip. The microchip must be implanted prior to your pet's rabies titer test.
If your pet's microchip is encrypted, you can bring your own microchip scanner.
Your dog or cat must have been vaccinated for rabies at least twice in its lifetime prior to release from quarantine (see below). The first rabies vaccination must be done after your dog or cat is over 3 months of age. The second vaccination must be done more than 30 days from the date of the first vaccination and must be current when entering Guam. The second vaccination must be administered no more than 12 months prior to arrival if a 1 year vaccine was administered, or not more than 36 months prior to arrival if a 3 year or longer vaccine was administered.
Dogs must be vaccinated between 10 days and 1 year of entering Guam for the following diseases: Canine Distemper Virus, Canine Infectious Hepatitis Virus or Canine Adenovirus-2, Canine Leptospirosis, Canine Parainfluenza, Canine Parvovirus and Canine Bordatella bronchiseptica (kennel cough).
Cats must be vaccinated between 10 days and 1 year of entering Guam for the following diseases: Feline Panleukopenia Virus (feline viral enteritis), Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis (feline herpesvirus-1), Chlamydia and Feline Calicivirus.
Rabies Titer Test
The rabies titer test must be done not more than 12 months prior to import and after the second vaccination. (Have your veterinarian scan your pet's microchip prior to the titer test.) Your pet's blood sample must be processed at approved laboratories.
Do not have your pet revaccinated for rabies after the titer test has been administered.
Within 10 days of travel, the Veterinary Certificate for Guam must be completed by a licensed veterinarian. the certificate must be in English and the original must accompany your pet.
Application for Entry Permit and Affidavit for Export
The import permit must be an original - no photocopies. This certificate must be issued by your veterinarian not more than 14 days prior to your arrival in Guam.
Pets entering Guam from British Isles, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and Hawaii on direct flights must be accompanied with an affidavit issued by a government or U.S. Army veterinarian attesting that your pets have resided in these countries and has not been vaccinated with a modified live rabies vaccine in the 4 months prior to import.
The documents and fee must arrive 10 days before the pet's arrival. Since the documents cannot be prepared by your veterinarian more than 14 days prior to arrival you must send them by Federal Express to qualify for airport release of the pet in Hawaii.
Ticks and Tapeworm Treatment
Your pet must be treated for ticks not more than 14 days prior to arrival in Guam.
Entering Guam by Air
Pets must enter Guam via Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport.
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.
All dogs and cats not meeting the requirements to enter Guam are subject to up to 120 days of quarantine.
If your dog or cat has been vaccinated according to regulations and has had the rabies titer test, it can enter Guam early and serve the balance of the 120 day quarantine in Guam. Some pets who exceed titer test results may be eligible for home quarantine after 5 days of commercial quarantine.
Animals originating from the British Isles, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and Hawaii on direct flights to Guam may be exempt from all quarantine requirements after meeting shipping and veterinary examination requirements.
Guam does not publish a list of banned breeds.
Other vertebrates such as skunks, wolves, raccoons, ferrets are generally prohibited 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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