Suriname Pet Passport & Import Regulations
Suriname does not quarantine cats and dogs that meet the following requirements. All requirements also apply to service and emotional support animals.
Suriname 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 pet cat or dog should be vaccinated for rabies at least 21 days but not more than 12 months prior to entry into the country.
Leptospirosis vaccine is recommended, but can be given upon arrival.
Pet Health Certificate
Within 7 days of travel, a licensed veterinarian in the origination country must then complete the pet health certificate for Suriname. After issuance, the governing authority in the origination country responsible for the import and export of animals should endorse the forms.
An import permit from the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries Advance is required to import a pet to Surinam. Advance notice of your pet's arrival must be provided to Veterinary Services.
Ticks and Tapeworm Treatment
Your pet must be checked for both internal and external parasites shortly prior to arrival.
Entering Suriname by Air
Pets must enter Suriname via Podgorica Airport. Pets can enter in the cabin, as checked baggage or air cargo.
Whenever you travel to a foreign country like Suriname, 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 Suriname. 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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