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Solomon Islands Pet Passport & Import Regulations

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The Solomon Islands will only permit dogs and cats that were born and raised or have resided for a minimum of 6 months in Australia, New Zealand or the United Kingdom. Pets must conform to the requirements of these countries prior to traveling to the Solomon Islands.

Requirements to import a pet to Australia.

Requirements to import a pet to the United Kingdom

Requirements to import a pet to New Zealand

All requirements also apply to service and emotional support animals.

1.

Pet Microchip

pet microchip

The Solomon Islands do not require that your pet be identified with a pet microchip; however, it is required for your dog or cat to enter Australia, United Kingdom or New Zealand. Your pet must enter the Solomon Islands from one of these countries.

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2.

Vaccinations

pet rabies vaccination

Your pet must be vaccinated for rabies between 30 days and 12 months prior to entering the country.

Hepatitis Parvovirus veccinations must be given to dogs at least 30 days and not more than 12 months prior to entry.

Feline panleucopenia, rh inotracheitis and calicivirus must be administered to cats at least 30 days and not more than 12 months prior to entry.

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3.

Rabies Titer Test

Blood Titer Test

A rabies titer test is not required to enter the Solomon Islands from any country; however, it is required to enter Australia and New Zealand if your dog or cat is entering from either of these countries. A rabies titer test may also be required if you are entering the United Kingdom from a high-rabies country.

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4.

Health Certificate

pet microchip

A Veterinary Health Certificate for the Solomon Islands must be completed by a licensed veterinarian in your originating country and should be endorsed by a government veterinarian within 48 hours of travel.

5.

Import Permit

pet passport forms

An import permit is required when entering th Solomon Islands with a personal pet.

6.

Ticks and Tapeworm Treatment

tapeworm treatment

Treatment for ticks must be given within twice one week apart with the final treatment not more than 48 hours of travel. Tapeworm treatments must be given within 10 days of travel.

7.

Entering Solomon Islands by Air

airplane

Pets must enter the Solomon Islands via Honiara International Airport. Pets can enter in the cabin, as checked baggage or air cargo and only from Australia, New Zealand or the United Kingdom.

Veterinary services must be notified at least one working day of arrival.

Pets must be neutered or spayed to enter the Solomon Islands.

Whenever you travel to a foreign country like the Solomon Islands, 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.

10.

Puppies and Kittens

Solomon Islands puppy or kitten import

Unvaccinated puppies and kittens are not permitted to enter the Solomon Islands. They must conform to regulations to enter Australia, United Kingdom or New Zealand. All these countries do not permit the import of puppies and kittens that have not been vaccinated for rabies.

If your puppy or kitten was born and raised in one of these approved countries, it must be at least 4 months of age before entering the Solomon Islands.

9.

Other Animals

rabbits turtles other animals

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 and import permit to enter Solomon Islands. Pet owners are strongly advised to seek further information from the relevant authority of their country and/or that of the country of destination.

10.

CITES

CITES endangered turtle

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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