To bring dogs or cats into the Turks and Caicos Islands you will need an import permit and an International Health Certificate.
An International Health Certificate issued by a USDA Accredited Veterinarian and endorsed by APHIS VS is required to travel with dog or cat to the Turks and Caicos Islands.
The import permit must be sent to Turks and Caicos Islands Department of Agriculture via email, fax or mail. Please refer to contact information listed below.
If you wish to apply for multiple-entry and re-entry permits, please contact the Turks and Caicos Department of Agriculture.
Failure to comply with the import permit will result in the animals being refused entry, held in holding, and deported within 48 hours at the owner’s expense or be euthanized without recompense.
The Inspection Unit for Plant and Animal Health requires at least 48 hours’ notice of confirmed arrival date, time, airline/vessel number and the designated port of entry. All relevant documents must accompany all consignments of animals which must be submitted at the port of entry.
In the event that during the course of transporting the animal to the Turks and Caicos Islands, it was trans-shipped via another country and remained there for twenty-four (24) hours and over, a veterinary certificate from the Veterinary Authority or from the Quarantine Officer must be obtained stating that the said animals did not leave the quarantine area, noting the period of time in quarantine and the condition of the animal.
PROHIBITED BREED LIST:
Entry of the following breeds into the Turks and Caicos is restricted. Please contact the Turks and Caicos prior to travel if you plan to ship a dog on the following restricted breed list:
An import permit is required for the importation of all pets into the Turks and Caicos Islands. All imports must come to an official port of entry, and all import conditions attached to a particular commodity must be satisfied before landing clearance is given. It is the importer’s responsibility to verify the accuracy and completeness of all import conditions before they attempt to import commodities into the Islands.
Commodities without import permits will be returned to the country of origin.
To obtain an import permit application form, please contact the Department of Agriculture via email, fax or mail.
Airlines may have separate and additional requirements. Check with your airline to determine what requirements they may have, if any.
Additional information about APHIS’ role in international health certificate endorsement.