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Bermuda Pet Passport & Import Regulations

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Bermuda does not quarantine cats and dogs that meet the following requirements. All requirements also apply to service and emotional support animals.


Pet Microchip

pet microchip

To enter Bermuda, your pet must first be microchipped with an ISO 11784/11785 compliant pet microchip that is a 15 digit and non-encrypted. If your pet's microchip is not ISO compliant, you can either bring your own microchip scanner.

The microchip should be implanted by your veterinarian, veterinary hospital or trained nurse. You should receive documentation as to the manufacturer of the microchip and instructions how to register your pet's information in the manufacturer database.

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pet rabies vaccination

Your dog or cat must have had two vaccinations for rabies, one after the age of 3 months and the other between 6 and 12 months of the first vaccination. The latest vaccination must be given to your pet not less than 30 days and not more than 12 months prior to your arrival in Bermuda. A three year vaccination is accepted as long as it is administered within 12 months of travel.

Rabies vaccinations are not required if your dog or cat is arriving from the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand or Jamaica.

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Rabies Titer Test

Blood Titer Test

A rabies titer test is not required to enter Bermuda from any country.

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Pet Health Certificate

pet health certificate

You must file the application for permit not less than 10 days prior to arrival and the Pet Health Certificate for Bermuda must have been issued by a licensed veterinarian in the origination country within 10 days prior to arrival.

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Import Permit

pet import permit

Import Permit issued by the Bermuda Department of Environmental Protection will be required. Without this permit, your dog and cat will be denied entry, as there are no quarantine facilities in Bermuda.

The application should be faxed to assure speedy delivery. A permit will be faxed back to you with 2 to 3 working days.


Parasite Treatment

tapeworm treatment

A treatment for external parasites is required just prior to entering Bermuda.


Puppies and Kittens

Bermuda puppy or kitten import

Puppies and kittens must be at least 10 months old unless they are arriving from the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Jamaica or Australia.


Entering Bermuda by Air


Pets must enter Bermuda at the L.F. Wade International Airport. Pets can enter in the cabin, as checked baggage or air cargo.

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.


Banned Breeds

Banned Dogs in Bermuda

The following breeds or their crosses are not permitted entry to Bermuda: American Pit Bull Terrier, American Bulldog, American Staffordshire Terrier, Argentine Mastiff (Dogo Argentino), Boerboel, Brazilian Mastiff (Fila) Cane Corso, Presa Canario, Neapolitan Mastiff, Tosa Inu, Wolf and Wolf Hybrid.

The followed breeds or their crosses will be restricted, require an application and must demonstrate exceptional circumstances for the importation to Bermuda: Akita, Australian Cattle Dog, Belgian Malinois, Bouvier des Flandres, Bull Terrier, Bull Mastiff, Chow Chow, Doberman Pinscher, Dogue de Bordeaux, German Shepherd, English Mastiff, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Rottweiler and Staffordshire Bull Terrier.

Ferrets are not permitted to enter Bermuda from any country.


Other Animals

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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 Bermuda. Pet owners are strongly advised to seek further information from the relevant authority of their country and/or that of the country of destination.



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 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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