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Pet travel from the U.S. to Jamaica


USDA Accredited Veterinarian Signature Original Ink
APHIS Veterinary Medical Officer Signature Original Ink

Details: Health certificates require original ink signatures from the issuing USDA Accredited Veterinarian and the endorsing APHIS Veterinary Medical Officer with the application of the APHIS embossed seal. Submissions through the online Veterinary Export Health Certification System (VEHCS) cannot be accepted at this time.

The document below contains all known information about pet travel from the United States to Jamaica. All health requirements listed in this document are will be met by using the International Health Certificate for pets from the United States to Jamaica. For other information such as breed eligibilty, import permit application, and arrival procedures, please review this document thoroughly.

Comprehensive Guidance on Pet Travel to Jamaica

International Health Certificate

Jamaica has banned entry of birds from the States of Tennessee and Alabama, as well as the counties of Barron and Chippewa in Wisconsin, and Christian and Todd in Kentucky.

To take a pet bird to Jamaica, a permit is required and may be obtained by writing to:

Director of Veterinary Services
Ministry of Agriculture and Lands
Kingston 6

The permit will outline the health requirements that must be met for entry. Jamaican regulations require that all animals enter only through the port of Kingston or through the Palisadoes Airport.

The port of entry must be specified in the application permit. If circumstances are warranted, the

Director of the Veterinary Services of Jamaica has the authority to allow the animal to enter through another port. All animals will be inspected upon arrival.

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:  

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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