Dominica Pet Passport & Import Regulations
There will be no quarantine imposed on your pet when enteringDominica as long as the following requirements are met. Unless otherwise stated, the regulations below apply to domestic dogs and cats only. Owners of other pets should refer to item 11.
A pet microchip is not required to enter Dominica but it is recommended when traveling internationally to identify your pet.
Your pet must have proof of a current rabies vaccination administered at least 30 days but not more than 12 months prior to import.
Your dog or cat must produce a DHLPP+ C Immunization Record and be vaccinated against any other endemic diseases of importance.
Blood Titer Test
When entering Dominica from any country, a rabies titer test must be administered no sooner than one month after the rabies vaccination. The blood sample must be processed at an approved laboratory. Results must be send directly to Veterinary Services prior to the import permit application.
You must file an Import Permit with the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries after the rabies titer test is done.
A licensed veterinarian must complete a Veterinary Health Certificate within several weeks of travel for endorsement by the USDA or CFIA if traveling from the United States or Canada. The certificate is good for 30 days after issuance.
Internal and External Parasites
Before your dog or cat can enter Dominica, it must be treated against interal and external parasites (ticks and tapeworms) by a licensed veterinarian.
Proof of heartworm treatment is also required.
No quarantine will be required as long as your cat or dog conforms to regulations.
Entering Dominica by Air
Pets entering Dominica by air should do so at either Douglas-Charles Airport in Marigot or Canefield Airport in Roseau.
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.
Puppies and Kittens
Unvaccinated puppies and kittens are not permitted to enter Dominica. They should be vaccinated for rabies no soonr than 3 months of age, wait for 30 days and have a rabies titer test before entering Dominica.
Dominica 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 Dominica. 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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