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Saint Barthelemy Pet Passport & Import Regulations

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Regulations for taking a pet dog or cat to St Barthelemy (St Barts) from a rabies-free country or rabies-controlled country. All requirements also apply to service and emotional support animals.


Pet Microchip

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Your pet should be microchipped with a 15 digit pet microchip to enter Saint Barthelemy. If your pet's microchip is not ISO 11784/11785 compliant, you can bring your own microchip scanner.

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pet rabies vaccination

Your pet must be vaccinated for rabies between 21 days and 12 months prior to entering the country. The 3 year rabies vaccine is not recognized in Saint Barthelemy.

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Rabies Titer Test

Rabies Titer Test

If you are entering St Barts from a high-rabies country, then your pet should have a rabies titer test prior to entering the country. Blood samples should be processed at an EU-approved laboratory.

Pets entering St Barts from the United States, Canada or the European Union do not require the rabies titer test.

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Health Certificate

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A licensed veterinarian should complete a Veterinary Health Certificate for Saint Barthelemy not more than 10 days prior to departure. Although it is not required, we recommend that a USDA or CFIA licensed 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 traveling to St Barthelemy from another country, then the Governing Authority responsible for the import and export of animals should endorse the forms for you.

Pets entering St. Barts from the European Union can do so with an EU Pet Passport.

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Import Permit

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An import permit is not required when entering Saint Barthelemy with a personal pet.


Ticks and Tapeworm Treatment

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A ticks and tapeworm treatment is recommended prior to entering Saint Barthelemy.


Entering Saint Barthelemy by Air


Pets must enter Saint Barthelemy via Gustaf III Airport. Pets can enter in the cabin, as checked baggage or air cargo.

Whenever you travel to a foreign country like Saint Barthelemy, it is always advisable to carry some form of identification indicating ownership of your pet.

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.


Puppies and Kittens

puppy or kitten import to St Barts

Unvaccinated puppies and kittens can enter St Barts at 8 weeks of age from Metropolitan France or French Overseas departments and territories (except for French Guiana).


Banned Breeds

Banned Dogs in Saint Barthelemy

Mixes of the following breeds are banned from import to St Barts: Staffordshire terrier, American Staffordshire terrier (pitbulls), Mastiff (boerbulls) and Tosa. The following breeds that are registered by the American Kennel Club as well as dogs related to Rottweilers is possible under special rules: Staffordshire terrier, American Staffordshire terrier (pitbulls), Mastiff (boerbulls) and Tosa is possible, under special rules.


Other Animals

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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 Saint Barthelemy. Pet owners are strongly advised to seek further information from the relevant authority of their country and/or that of the country of destination.



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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 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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