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Samoa Pet Passport Regulations

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Dogs and cats can enter Samoa from American Samoa, Australia, Fiji, New Zealand and the United States. Animals from other countries will be considered at the time of import permit application.

1.

Pet Microchip

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Your pet should be microchipped with an ISO 11784/11785 pet microchip that is a 15 digit and non-encrypted. If your pet's microchip is not ISO 11784/11785 compliant, you can bring your own microchip scanner. Make sure your veterinarian scans your pet's microchip after it is implanted.

Your pet's microchip number should be present on all documentation required to enter Samoa.

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2.

Vaccinations

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All vaccinations must be current including rabies. Vaccination records will be reviewed at the time of import permit application.

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3.

Rabies Titer Test

Blood Titer Test

A rabies titer test may be deemed necessary if entering Samoa from an unapproved country.

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4.

Import Permit

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You must file an import permit well in advance and include all medical records for your dog or cat prior to import.

5.

Health Certificate

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A USDA or CFIA accredited veterinarian must complete a health certificate for endorsement by the USDA or CFIA if traveling from the United States or Canada.

6.

Internal and External Parasites

internal and external parasite treatment

Before your dog or cat can enter Samoa, it should be treated against fleas and ticks.

7.

Countries that Samoa approves for pet import

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Pets may enter Samoa from the following countries: American Samoa, Australia, Fiji, New Zealand and the United States.

If your pet is not originating from a country listed above, then you can file the import permit application for consideration.

8.

Entering Samoa by Air

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Pets entering Samoa must fly into via Faleolo Airport.

When entering Samoa from another country through New Zealand, pets must be quarantined in New Zealand, then remain on the island for 90 days after quarantine prior to entering Samoa.

9.

Puppies and Kittens

Samoa puppy or kitten import

Unvaccinated puppies and kittens are not permitted to enter Samoa.

10.

Other Animals

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Animals other than dogs and cats must secure advance permission prior to import.

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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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