St Lucia Pet Passport & Import Regulations
St Lucia does not quarantine cats and dogs that meet the following requirements. All requirements also apply to service and emotional support animals.
St Lucia 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 cat or dog must be vaccinated for rabies between 30 days and 12 months prior to entry into the country.
Your pet must be vaccinated against the following diseases within 14 days of entering St Lucia.
Dogs: Distemper, Leptospirosis, Hapatitus/Adenovirus, Parainfluenza and Parvovirus.
Cats: Feline Leukemia, Feline Rhinotracheitis, Feline Calicivirus, Feline Panleopenia and Feline Pneumonitis. Pets from Lyme infected areas must test negative for this disease.
Rabies Titer Test
A rabies titer test must be performed no less than 30 days after vaccination is given and more than 3 months prior to entering St Lucia. (Have your veterinarian scan your pet's microchip prior to the titer test.) The titer test is valid for 24 months.
A USDA (or CFIA) accredited veterinarian must then complete the Veterinary Health Certificate for St Lucia for endorsement by the USDA or CFIA if traveling from the United States or Canada. If you are not traveling from either of these countries, the Governing Authority of your country responsible for the import and export of live animals should endorse the forms.
You must obtain an Import Permit in advance of your taking a pet cat or dog to Saint Lucia.
Ticks and Tapeworm Treatment
Your cat or dog must be treated no more than 48 hours before entry into St Lucia with a preparation for the treatment of ticks and fleas. It also must be tested twice for heartworm.
Entering St Lucia by Air
Pets must enter St Lucia via Hewanorra International Airport. Your cat or dog must be transported by Air Freight directly into Saint Lucia and should not be in contact with an other cat/dog on the flight except for which a similar permission has been issued.
Advance notification of arrival must be provided to the Veterinary and Livestock Services at your pet's point of entry.
Whenever you travel to a foreign country like St Lucia, 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.
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 St Lucia. 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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