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Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture

Pet travel from the U.S. to the British Virgin Islands

This country allows USDA Accredited Veterinarians to use USDA’s online Veterinary Export Health Certification System (VEHCS) to complete health certificates.

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USDA Accredited Veterinarian Signature Electronic Signature Accepted
USDA APHIS Veterinary Medical Officer Signature Digital Endorsement NOT Acccepted
The health certificate bears the original ink signature and embossed seal
Before going to VEHCS: Scroll below this banner to view animal-specific requirements.

To process some health certificates, VEHCS may need the USDA Accredited Veterinarian to upload the completed fillable PDF version found below. Either save a copy of the PDF below, or return to this page for the health certificate, if prompted by VEHCS.
USDA Accredited Veterinarians, log in here if you wish to use VEHCS.
USDA Accredited Veterinarians, help with using VEHCS is available on the VEHCS Help Page. To walk yourself through issuing a health certificate in VEHCS, click here.
NOTE:The printed paper endorsed health certificate must accompany each shipment. You can arrange to have your endorsed health certificate returned via pick-up or by mail (a pre-paid, pre-addressed return label must be provided during certificate submission).

The information, requirements, and websites posted below are the most current known to APHIS.

An import permit is required send a pet to the British Virgin Islands. The import permit will outline the specific requirements your pet must meet to travel to the British Virgin Islands. An APHIS-endorsed health certificate IS required PRIOR to applying for an import permit. A rabies titer IS REQUIRED for the import permit application. These requirements (e.g., vaccinations, tests, and treatments) must be recorded on the export health certificate

Agricultural Officers will conduct animal quarantine duties for the British Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture, which has an office at the Terrance B. Lettsome Airport. For pets arriving by sea, the Department requires 24 hour notice of arrival to ensure that appropriate arrangements can be made for inspection of relevant papers.

International Health Certificate

Additional information and application forms are available from the Department of Agriculture.

The Department of Agriculture
Paraquita Bay, Tortola.
Tele: (284) 495-2532; Airport office Tel: (284) 494-3701, ext. 6449
Fax: (284) 495-1269

Considerations for airline travel:

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.

View requirements for returning to the US with your pet

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