Palau Pet Passport & Import Regulations
Unless your dog or cat enters Palau from an OIE-recognized rabies-free country, there will be quarantine imposed on your pet when entering Palau unless requirements for Hawaii are met. Unless otherwise stated, the regulations below apply to domestic dogs, cats and ferrets only. Owners of other pets should refer to item 12.
The Republic of Palau does not require that your pet be identified with a pet microchip, but it is recommended that you microchip your pet and register your contact information prior to traveling as a means of identification should your pet be lost or separated from you. If your pet does not have a registered microchip, make sure your pets are wearing tags that identify them and have contact information for the owner.
Your pet cat or dog must be vaccinated for rabies not less than 30 days and not more than 12 months prior to entering Palau.Dogs must be vaccinated against distemper, hepatitis and canine parvovirus at least one month and not more than three months before travel. Cats must be vaccinated against Feline Panleucopaenia at least one month and not more than twelve months before shipment and Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis/Calici virus at least one month and not more than six months before shipment.
A licensed veterinarian should complete a Veterinary Certificate for Palau within 48 hours of travel. A USDA or CFIA accredited veterinarian must complete the form and it must be endorsed by the USDA or CFIA if traveling from the United States or Canada. If you are traveling from another country, the Governing Authority from your country responsible for the import or export of animals should endorse the forms.
You must apply for an Import Permit from the Chief of Agriculture prior to entering Palau.
Ticks & Tapeworm Treatment
Before your cat or dog can enter Palau, it must have be treated against internal and external parasites within 3 days of entry.
Unless your dog or cat is entering Palau from a country that the Republic of Palau considers to be rabies-free (a country that has had no rabies outbreaks for the past 2 years), it will be subject to either 120 days of quarantine in a rabies-free country or it will need to meet the requirements of Hawaii.
Entering the Republic of Palau by Air
Pets should enter the Palau via Roman Tmetuchl International Airport. All pets must enter the country as manifest (air) cargo. The flight must be direct unless prior permission is secured.
The estimated time and date of arrival in Palau as well as the airline/flight number must be provided to the Chief of Agriculture at the earliest possible time and no later than one working day before the arrival of your pet.
You will need to carry a declaration stating your pet's details such as country of origin and other specific guarantees related to its import.
Puppies and Kittens
Puppies and kittens under the age of 4 months may not enter Palau from any country. Rabies vaccinations should not be given to puppies and kittens less than 3 months of age.
Palau does not publish a list of banned breeds.
Exporting Pets from Palau
All documentation for your destination country must be available. An Inspector may detain your pet from being exported until such time as they are satisfied that they meet any and all terms and conditions of the importing country.
Snakes, parrots, Mynah birds, mongoose, minks, monkeys, American Gray Squirrel, or any venemous insect or animal will not be permitted entry to Palau.
Rabbits will need a health certificate issued within 24 hours of travel, treated for endoparasites and actoparasites within 3 days of travel, treated with anthelmintic twice in 21 day period with the last treatment 48 hours prior to travel. Your rabbit must have been born or spent the last 6 months in a rabies-free or rabies-controlled area.
Birds (with the exception of Mynah and parrots) are permitted but must pass stringent requirements.
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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