The Grenadines Pet Passport & Import Regulations
The Grenadines only permit cats and dogs to enter directly from Anguilla, Antigua, Australia, Barbados, Dominica, Great Britain, Jamaica, Monserrat, Northern Ireland, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, St Kitts/Nevis, and St Lucia. Cats and dogs from other countries will need to enter England directly for 6 months of quarantine under DEFRA regulations.
All requirements also apply to service and emotional support animals.
The Grenadines do not require that your pet be identified with a pet microchip, however, all pets that are subject to quarantine in England (see exceptions above) must be microchipped prior to being vaccinated for rabies.
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 must be vaccinated for rabies and other diseases between 30 days and 12 months prior to entering St Vincent and the Grenadines.
Dogs must also be vaccinated against Canine Distemper, Parvovirus, Leptospirosis, Hepatitis and Parainfluenza.
Cats must be vaccinated against Feline Rhinotracheitis, Panleukopenia, Feline Leukemia, Calicivirus and Chlamydophila psittaci.
Rabies Titer Test
A rabies titer test is required no sooner than 30 days after rabies vaccination to enter St Vincent and the Grenadines. The sample must be processed at an approved laboratory in the United Kingdom or United States.
A licensed veterinarian must complete a Veterinary Health Certificate for the Grenadines. This certificate needs to be certified by the governmental authority in your country responsible for the import and export of animals should certify your forms.
You must file for an import permit before traveling to St Vincent and the Grenadines. After your veterinarian has completed the import permit, form you will send it to the Agriculture Department of St Vincent and The Grenadines. They will approve the form and fax it back to you. You will pay a fee for this service. Failure to file an Import Permit will result in a fine and may result in your pet being placed in quarantine.
Internal and External Parasite Treatments
Dogs must be screened for heartworm 2 times within 72 hours of export, with one test being conducted in the morning and the second test must be conducted after 4 pm on the same day, with negative results on both tests.
Dogs and cats should be treated for external parasites and for internal parasites with an approved broad spectrum anthelminthic within 7 days of travel.
Entering The Grenadines by Air
Pets must enter St Vincent and the Grenadines via Argyle International Airport. Cats and dogs can arrive in the cabin, as checked baggage or as air cargo. Advance notification must be provided a minimum of 48 hours in advance of arrival.
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.
All cats and dogs arriving after 4:00 PM or on holidays or weekends are subject to inspection fees.
The Grenadines does not publish a list of banned 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 Grenadines. 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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