Saba Pet Passport & Import Regulations
Saba does not quarantine cats and dogs that meet the following requirements. All requirements also apply to service and emotional support animals.
Dogs and cats are prohibited from entering Saba from any of the Central or South American countries except for Suriname.
Your pet must be vaccinated for rabies between 30 days and 12 months prior to entering the country. Canine distemper is required between 30 days and 12 months of entering Saba.
Rabies Titer Test
A rabies titer test is required to enter Saba from any country classified by the EU as high-rabies. The test must be administered a minimum of 30 days after the primary or booster vaccination. (Have your veterinarian scan your pet's microchip prior to the titer test.)
Samples must be processed at approved laboratories. Assuming test results are within acceptable limits, your pet can enter Saba no sooner than 3 calendar months after the date the blood was drawn for the test.
A licensed veterinarian must complete the Certificate of Good Health for Saba within 14 days of travel. We recommend that a USDA or CFIA licensed veterinarian complete the form and you have it endorsed by the USDA or CFIA if traveling from the United States or Canada. If you are traveling from another country, the Governing Agency responsible for the import and export of animals should endorse the forms for you.
An import permit is not required when entering Saba with a personal pet.
Ticks and Tapeworm Treatment
A ticks and tapeworm treatment is not required prior to entering Saba but is recommended due to availability of these products in the country.
Entering Saba by Air
Pets must enter Saba via Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport. Pets can enter in the cabin, as checked baggage or air cargo.
There are a very limited number of pet friendly accommodations on the Island.
Whenever you travel to a foreign country like Saba, 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.
Saba 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 Saba. 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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