Guyana Pet Passport & Import Regulations
Guyana may not quarantine cats and dogs that meet the following requirements depending on the rabies status of the exporting country. All requirements also apply to service and emotional support animals.
Your pet must be vaccinated for rabies between 30 days and 12 months prior to entering Guyana.
Shortly before traveling, the Guyana Veterinary Health Certificate must be completed. We recommend that a USDA or CFIA-accredited veterinarian complete the form and you have it endorsed by the USDA or CFIA if traveling from the United States or Canada. If you are not traveling from either of these countries, the Governing Authority of your country responsible for the import and export of animals should endorse the forms.
Your pet must have an License for Import from the Ministry of Agriculture to enter the country. After they receive your request, Guyana will assign a veterinarian for the duration of your visit. You must notify the veterinarian 24 hours prior to your arrival in Guyana.
Ticks and Tapeworm Treatment
A ticks and tapeworm treatment is not required prior to entering Guyana but is recommended due to availability of these products in the country.
At the time of permit application, it will be determined whether your dog or cat's country of origin is a high-rabies country and whether up to 90 days of quarantine will be required. Examples of countries generally considered as rabies-free countries by Guyana include Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Barbados, Dominica, Republic of Ireland, Jamaica, Montserrat, New Zealand, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the United Kingdom. This list can change without notice.
If quarantine is required, it is important to contact the Guyana Livestock Development Authority to verify that space is available for your pet.
Entering Guyana by Air
Pets must enter Guyana via Cheddi Jagan International Airport in Timehri. Pets can arrive in the cabin, as checked baggage or as air cargo.
Upon arrival in Guyana you will present the documents and the Veterinary officer stationed at the entrance port will stamp them.
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. Up to 90 days of quarantine may be imposed. See step #5.
Guyana does not publish a list of banned breeds.
Exporting Pets from Guyana
Dogs and cats leaving Guyana must be accompanied by an export permit from the Ministry of Agriculture. A health certificate and all required documtation must be provided according to the destination country's requirements.
Birds, invertebrates, tropical fish, reptiles, amphibia, mammals such as rodents and rabbits are not subject to requirements of rabies vaccination, but will have to meet other requirements and should have an import permit and health certificate to enter Guyana. 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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