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IMPORTANT: *Failure to meet the requirements of St. Kitts and Nevis will result in deportation or euthanasia of your pet. If you are shipping a pet that is too young to meet the following requirements please contact St. Kitts and Nevis to determine if your pet will be accepted and obtain the requirements your pet must meet before travel.
Please beware that it usually takes a minimum of 60 - 90 days to complete all of the steps required to obtain the import permit for travel with a dog or cat to St. Kitts and Nevis.
The following dogs are not allowed to enter St. Kitts and Nevis:
All animals to be imported into St. Kitts and Nevis must be identified with an AVID, Home Again, or an ISO-compatible electronic microchip implant.
The microchip number must be included on all relevant documents including written application form, blood samples submitted for rabies testing and on results of the rabies tests.
Animals must be current on rabies vaccinations. Both 1 year and 3-year vaccines are acceptable.
Rabies vaccines given to pets less than 3 months of age are not considered valid by St. Kitts and Nevis.
Two (2) laboratory reports with Titer results > or = 0.5 I.U./ml from the Rabies Laboratory at Kansas State University OR The Department of Pathology at Auburn College of Veterinary Medicine. Acceptable test types: FAVN or RFFIT Note: If the animal has previously been in St. Kitts and Nevis and has been out of the country less than one year, only 1 titer is required for re-entry.
Test 1. The first titre must be taken no less than 30 days after the most recent rabies vaccine. If the result of the first titre is negative, a booster vaccine must be given and the titre repeated again in 30 days.
Test 2. The second test must be conducted not less than 30 days and not more than 12 months after the first titre.
The testing laboratory must submit the test results directly to
The Chief Veterinary Officer
P. O. Box 39
Department of Agriculture
Basseterre, St. Kitts, West Indies
To be considered valid, the test results must include the number of the implanted microchip and complete description of the animal (age, sex, breed, color or color pattern etc).
NOTE: Rabies titer results must be noted on the APHIS endorsed health certificate (see step 4)
A health certificate issued by a USDA Accredited Veterinarian and endorsed by USDA APHIS within 30 days of the date of arrival.
Parasite Treatment and Health Certificate
Your pet must be treated for internal and external parasites by a USDA Accredited Veterinarian within 72 hours of travel.
The accredited veterinarian will then need to issue a health certificate withinhours of arrival into St. Kitts and Nevis. This certificate does not need to be endorsed by USDA APHIS.
NOTE: Rabies titer results must be noted on the
APHIS endorsed health certificate
International Health Certificate (Form 7001)
Apply in writing to the Chief Veterinary Officer (CVO) for import permit. The application must include the species, name, age, sex, breed, color or color pattern and microchip number.
An import permit will be issued only after the two (2) rabies titer test results and endorsed health certificate are received.
Application for Import Permit into the Fedreation of St. Kitts and Nevis
Your pet will have to complete a thirty-day
Requirements for thirty day confinement:
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.