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

Pet travel from the U.S. to Marshall 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).

  1. Limited Veterinary Services are available on a day-to-day basis.  Routine services provided include:
    • rabies inoculations
    • limited care of sick or injured animals
    • special medications if available
  1. A doctor of veterinary medicine visits USAKA approximately two (2) to four (4) times a year on an announced basis for routine animal care.
  2. ALL imported pets will enter USAKA via Hawaii and will complete MANDATORY HAWAIIAN QUARANTINE REQUIREMENTS as necessary.
  3. ALL requests for Pet Entry must be accompanied by a letter indicating:
    • type of animal, age, sex, and size
    • address where animal will reside
    • dates of Hawaii Quarantine - if possible
  1. A Health Certificate documenting that the animal has been inoculated against rabies and is generally healthy and free from any signs of diseases; and documentation that the animal has been spayed/neutered prior to entry MUST be presented for examination by the Medical Officer or Veterinary Services Department.
  1. Animals MUST be dipped or otherwise treated to free the animal of external parasites (i.e. fleas, etc.) within five (5) days prior to entry.  This is to include spraying/treatment of the animal cage.  This is especially important if the animal was purchased in Hawaii because the state is known to have a flea problem. 
  2. ALL animals MUST be registered with the Veterinary Services Department with registration renewed annually.
  3. ALL owners will ensure that proper medical records are maintained and all required shots/inoculations are kept up-to-date at the owner's expense.

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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