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Bringing Pets to Trinidad & Tobago
 
 
 

Unless your are coming from a rabies free country such as Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Australia, Antigua, Barbados, Belgium, Dominica, Great Britain, Jamaica, Luxembourg, Malta, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Seychelles, Singapore, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent & the Grenadines or Sweden, your pet will be quarantined for a period of up to six months.

If entering from one of the rabies free country's shown above, you will need a veterinarian health certificate stating that the pet is in good health and free from infectious diseases and your pet must have lived in a rabies free country for at least six months prior to arrival in Trinidad & Tobago.

Dogs and cats originating from the following countries now have an option for reduced quarantine of 30 days: Austria, Bahamas, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Falkland Islands, France, Finland, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Kuwait, Macau, Malaysia, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles and Aruba, Portugal, Reunion, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, US Virgin Islands, Uruguay. Also, you will need to acquire an import permit from the Ministry of Agriculture so that they assure there will be space in the quarantine compound. This application should be made at least three months prior to arrival and there are fees involved.

You can avoid the six month quarantine by have a blood titre test performed at least six months in advance of entering Trinidad & Tobago.

Your pet must be micro-chipped with a micro-chip that meets ISO standards 11784/11785. This is a 15 digit encrypted micro-chip.

Please be sure to:

        • apply for quarantine space at least three months before planned travel;
        • ensure that you have an import permit before entering Trinidad & Tobago;
        • have your animal micro-chipped with a universal microchip;
        • have the animal vaccinated against rabies at least six months but not more than one year before planned travel;
        • have a rabies blood test (FAVN or RFFT) done at least one month after vaccination i.e. five months before travel;
        • ensure that you have all the necessary documents, as indicated on the import permit, before travelling;
        • notify the Veterinary Officer, Quarantine, Veterinary Services (+1-868-662-5986) at least 24 hours before the scheduled time of arrival.

To take advantage of the reduced quarantine (30 days) take the following steps:

        • have your animal micro-chipped with a universal microchip;
        • have the animal vaccinated against rabies at least six months but not more than one year before planned travel;
        • have a rabies blood test done at least one month after vaccination i.e. five months before travel;
        • apply for the import permit at least three months before planned travel;
        • ensure that you have a permit before travelling;
        • ensure that you have all the necessary documents, as indicated on the import permit, before travelling;
        • notify the veterinary services of your scheduled time of arrival.

 

 
 

 



 


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