Requirements for travelling to Antigua and Barbuda with pets
Antigua and Barbuda is a sunny country in the Caribbean and a wonderful place for a holiday with a pet! If you want to visit it, you will have to familiarize yourself with several requirements and conditions, mandatory for all tourists travelling with pets.
First, you have to apply to the Veterinary & Livestock Division of Antigua and Barbuda in order to get an import license. For this, you can use fax (268-460-1759) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you come from rabies-infected countries (such as the USA, Canada, Grenada, and Trinidad and Tobago) or your country does not have strict requirements for animals entering from rabies-infected countries, you need to provide the following information:
· Your pet’s identification (microchip);
· Valid Rabies certificate;
· Results of the Rabies antibody titer test;
· Information on other mandatory vaccinations and their testing results.
Please, pay attention to the list of mandatory vaccinations in Antigua and Barbuda:
· Dogs must be vaccinated against and tested for Ehrlichia. and Lyme’s Disease;
· Cats must be vaccinated against and tested for FIP, FeLV, and FIV.
If you come from a rabies-free country with strict requirements for animals entering from rabies-infected countries (Barbados, Jamaica, etc.), you only need to provide your pet’s medical and vaccination history, including testing results for the diseases mentioned above.
Only pets that have an import license are allowed to enter Antigua and Barbuda. However, you’ll need some other requirements in addition to the list above:
· The owner of the pet must provide an official health certificate filled in and signed by an authorized veterinarian as a result of the examination. The certificate proves that the pet is completely healthy and does not have any signs of infectious diseases. It must be obtained no longer than 7 days before the flight;
· The pet must be treated for internal and external parasites. The treatment should be carried out within 7 days before the flight. There must be information about the products used for the treatment in the health certificate.
Antigua and Barbuda does not allow the import of Pitbull and any crossbreeds. If your pet looks like this breed but does not belong to this breed, you will have to prove it with a certificate from an official kennel club.
If your pet does not comply with the regulations, it may be refused entry into Antigua and Barbuda or confiscated.
Find out more about your airline’s pet transportation policy on our website here.