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- - A L E R T - -Effective July 14, 2021, the CDC temporarily suspended (stopped) dog imports from countries classified as high-risk for rabies. Effective December 1, 2021, the CDC updated its requirements to allow certain U.S origin dogs returning to the U.S with their owner to be imported from countries classified as high-risk for rabies if the pet meets specific requirements. Learn more on CDC.gov.
To apply for an import permit, please contact the Veterinary & Livestock Division in Antigua & Barbuda by fax (268-460-1759) or email (email@example.com). Send them the following information:
Once this is done and after reviewing the dogs/cats medical and vaccination history an import license can be issued. Only pets with a duly issued import license will be accepted into Antigua and Barbuda.
Within seven (7) days of exportation, the animal must be treated for internal and external parasites with an approved product(s). The products should be noted on the official health certificate.
Please note that failure to comply with any of the requirements may result in refusal of entry of the pet into Antigua & Barbuda or confiscation of the pet.
The health certificate must state that the dog/cat is in good health and free from the symptoms of communicable diseases. The certificate must be issued within seven (7) days prior to arrival into Antigua & Barbuda by a USDA Accredited Veterinarian. After issuance, the health certificate will need to be endorsed (counter-signed) by an APHIS Veterinary Services Endorsement Office.
For pet travel requirements not listed, APHIS has not been officially informed by the foreign country about the requirements for your pet’s travel. We recommended that you contact a government official of the country you are traveling to for more information.
Country of destination contact information:
Airlines may have separate and additional requirements. Check with your airline to determine what requirements they may have, if any.
Additional information for pet owners, airlines, and others about APHIS endorsement of international health certificates.