Visiting the US Virgin Islands with a Dog or Cat?

All dogs and cats upon entering the Virgin Islands shall be accompanied by an official health certificate stating that the animal did not originate from an area quarantined for rabies. All dogs and/or cats must have been vaccinated for rabies within 12 months prior to the date of shipment except those dogs and/or cats less than 12 weeks old. The certificate of vaccination for rabies must be attached to the official health certificate. 

Requirements

All dogs and/or cats domestically entering the US Virgin Islands shall be accompanied by an official health certificate from your local veterinarian stating that the animal did not originate from an area quarantined for rabies.

All dogs and/or cats are required to have been vaccinated within 12 months prior to shipment except those dogs and/or cats that are less than twelve (12) weeks of age.

The certificate of vaccination for rabies must be attached to the official health certificate.

All dogs and/or cats internationally entering the US Virgin Islands are subject to Federal Import Regulations.

 

Contact Your Vessel of Transportation

Please check with your airline or other vessel of transportation before initiating travel to the US Virgin Islands with a pet.

Health certificates are only valid for 30 days. Depending on the length of your stay, you may need to arrange to visit a local (VI) veterinarian to issue you documents required for your return trip.

No Import Permit Required

Dogs and cats do not need an import permit to travel.

Traveling with a different animal?

For all other animals permitted entry to the Virgin Islands, see below:

Domestic Import Regulations

International Import Regulations

 

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