Sint Maarten Pet Passport & Import Regulations
However you spell it, Saint Martin, St Maarten or Sint Maarten it is a very pet friendly place. Sint Maarten does not quarantine cats and dogs that meet the following requirements. All requirements also apply to service and emotional support animals.
To enter Sint Maarten, your pet must first be microchipped with an ISO 11784/11785 pet microchip that has 15 digits and is non-encrypted. If your pet's microchip is not ISO 11784/11785 compliant, you can bring your own microchip scanner.
Your pet should be vaccinated for rabies at least 30 days and not more than 12-36 months prior to entry. Sint Maarten will accept the 3 year rabies vaccine.
A USDA (or CFIA) accredited veterinarian must then complete a Veterinary Health Certificate for Sint Maarten within 7 days of travel for endorsement by the USDA or CFIA if traveling from the United States or Canada. Endorsement is not required when entering from other countries.
An import permit is required when entering Sint Maarten with a personal pet.
Ticks and Tapeworm Treatment
A ticks and tapeworm treatment is not required prior to entering Sint Maarten but is recommended due to availability of these products in the country.
Entering Sint Maarten by Air
Pets must enter Sint Maarten via Princess Juliana International Airport. Pets can enter in the cabin, as checked baggage or air cargo.
Whenever you travel to a foreign country like Sint Maarten, 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.
Sint Maarten does not publish dangerous dog breeds.
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 Sint Maarten. 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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