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Pet or Service/Emotional Support Animal vaccination and documentation requirements



 
Pet or service/emotional support animal vaccination and documentation requirements
The following information explains the requirements for pet travel within and outside the United States. It is the customer’s responsibility to understand each country’s pet importation requirements and acquire all proper documentation before traveling with a pet.

Traveling on domestic flights within the United States with pets/service & emotional support animals.

Except for travel to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, there are currently no vaccination requirements for pets or service animals on domestic flights. 


Traveling to the United States with pets/service & emotional support animals.

A general certificate of health is not required by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for entry of pet dogs into the United States, although some airlines or states may require them. However:

  • Dogs are subject to inspection at ports of entry and may be denied entry into the United States if they have evidence of an infectious disease that can be transmitted to humans.
  • If a dog appears to be ill, further examination by a licensed veterinarian at the owner's expense might be required at the port of entry.

For more important information on vaccinations and importing dogs and cats to the United States click here


USDA pet travel tool
For up-to-date international pet travel requirements, the United States Department of Agriculture has a helpful tool found at: https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/pet-travel

Traveling to Antigua & Barbuda with pets/service & emotional support animals

JetBlue does accept pets (small dogs and cats) for transportation to/from Antigua. Service and Emotional Support dogs and cats are also accepted.

Dogs of the “Pit Bull” breed or mixes of this breed are not allowed to land on Antigua and Barbuda. Any dog, which physically resembles this breed, must be accompanied by certification from a recognized kennel club, which verifies that the dog is not of this breed (Pit Bull).

Dogs and cats may only enter Antigua, from any country, if they are fully compliant with the import requirements.

Entry requirements for pet cats and dogs are very restrictive. An import permit, rabies inoculation, health certificate, micro/identification chip, rabies antibody testing, medical and vaccination history, treatment for parasites, and notification of date and time of arrival must be completed before travel. Complete information regarding entry, as well as a list of prohibited animal breeds and other pet types (species), can be found by contacting the Antigua Veterinary and Livestock Division at 1-268-460-1759, or by email.

Note: Failure to comply with any of the requirements may result in refusal of entry of the pet into Antigua & Barbuda or confiscation and euthanization of the pet.

ANTIGUA’S HEALTH DEPARTMENT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ENTRY OF ANY ANIMAL FOR ANY REASON.

Service Animals
Please note, in addition to the requirements above for all dogs and cats, special conditions apply for the transportation of Service Animals.

Evidence that an animal is a Service Animal will be accepted in the form of identification cards or other written documentation, the presence of harnesses or markings on harnesses, tags, and the credible verbal assurances of the Customer with a disability using the animal. The service animal should be trained in a task that assists the Customer the animal is traveling with. The animal must behave appropriately and not be a safety threat to the other Customers.  If the animal barks, is aggressive, growling, biting or has elimination events, JetBlue does not have to transport the animal.  A CRO should be called to handle the concerns and create a CRO report if the Customer is denied travel. 

NOTE: Documentation is not required as a condition for permitting an individual to travel with his or her service animal in the cabin unless a Customer’s verbal assurance is not credible.
 
Emotional Support/Psychiatric Service Animals – require current documentation (i.e., not more than one year old) on letterhead from a licensed mental health professional stating:

  • The Customer has a mental health-related disability
  • The animal accompanying the Customer is necessary to the Customer’s mental health or treatment
  • The individual providing the assessment of the Customer is a licensed mental health professional and the Customer is under his or her professional care
  • The date and type of the mental health professional’s license and the state or other jurisdiction in which it was issued.

NOTE: Service Animals that are not trained or are in training will not be transported.

Service Animals to the U.S.
It is necessary for Customers traveling with a Service Animal, (including Emotional Support Animals) from Antigua to the U.S., to have the following documents:

Dogs:

Dogs more than 3 months of age must be accompanied by a valid rabies vaccination certificate that includes the following information:

  • The breed, sex, age, color, markings, and other identifying information.
  • A vaccination date at least 30 days before entry
  • The vaccination expiration date.  If not shown, the date of vaccination must be within 12 months of date of entry
  • The signature of a licensed veterinarian

If the dog is not accompanied by the certificate described above, it may be admitted into the U.S. provided that the Customer completes a confinement agreement.  The dog must be kept in confinement during transit, and be vaccinated within 4 days of arrival at the U.S. destination and must remain in confinement for at least 30 days after the date of vaccination.

A dog less than 3 months of age may be admitted provided the Customer completes a confinement agreement.  The dog must be kept in confinement during transit and at the U.S. destination until it is vaccinated at 3 months of age and for at least 30 days after vaccination.

Cats
Although proof of rabies vaccination is not required for cats entering the U.S., it is recommended by most state and local health authorities.


Traveling to Aruba with pets/service & emotional support animals

Cats and dogs from the United States are required to have the following upon arrival in Aruba:

  • A veterinary health certificate issued from the originating country a maximum of 14 days prior to arrival.
  • A rabies inoculation certificate issued within 30 days prior to arrival.

Animals traveling or originating from South and Central America are prohibited in Aruba.

For more important information on vaccinations and importing pets to Aruba click here. For Aruba entry-requirement contact information click here.


Traveling to the bahamas with pets/service & emotional support animals

Cats and dogs are required to have an Import Permit issued in advance by the Ministry of Agriculture, Trade and Industry (Nassau), to be brought into the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

For the U.S. and Canada, the main provisions required for an import permit as it applies to dogs and cats are:

  • Pet must be over six months old
  • The animal must be accompanied by a Veterinary Health Certificate presented within 48 hours of arrival in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas to a licensed veterinarian for an examination.
  • The animal must be accompanied by a valid certificate which substantiates that it has been vaccinated against rabies within not less than one (1) month and not more than ten (10) months prior to importation for the one (1) year vaccine. For the three (3) year vaccine it must be within no less than one (1) month and not more than thirty-four (34) months prior to importation into The Bahamas.

For more information on vaccinations and importing pets to the Bahamas and to apply for the import permit please click here


Traveling to Barbados with pets/service & emotional support animals

Due to the strict requirements mandated by the local government for transport of live animals, we will NOT accept animals, including service/emotional support animals, on any flight to/from Barbados.


Traveling to Bermuda with pets/service & emotional support animals

Cats and dogs are required to have an import permit issued in advance by the Department of Environmental Protection to be brought into Bermuda.

The main provisions required for an import permit as it applies to dogs and cats include, but are not limited to:

  • A veterinary health certificate issued within 10 days before your arrival in Bermuda
  • The animal has been implanted with a microchip that may be read by a standard microchip reader, i.e. ISO, FECAVA, European/International, or AVID-USA chip
  • A veterinary statement that the animal has been treated on the day of examination with an acaricidal preparation
  • A veterinary statement that, as best as can be ascertained by your knowledge and through questioning, the animal has not been exposed to rabies nor been present in an officially quarantined rabies area within the last 6 months

Import permits must be acquired in advance. For more information on how to obtain a permit, click here, send an email to animals@gov.bm or call 441-236-4201.

Animals arriving without proper documentation are immediately returned to country of origin or are destroyed, at the owner's expense.


Traveling to the Cayman Islands with pets/service & emotional support animals

Due to the strict requirements mandated by the Caymanian government for transport of live animals, JetBlue will NOT accept pets on flights to / from the Cayman Islands. Only Service and Emotional Support Animals are allowed on flights to/from the Cayman Islands.

Entry requirements for any animal (including service and emotional support animals) are very restrictive. Detailed information regarding entry, as well as a list of prohibited animal breeds, can be found on the Cayman Islands government website. Restrictions may vary by airline carrier.


Traveling to Colombia with pets/service & emotional support animals

Passengers arriving with cats or dogs must obtain approval from the Colombian Agricultural Institute (ICA) at first point of entry and must be accompanied by:

  1. A Health Certificate issued by the health authority of the country of origin, with a maximum validity of 10 calendar days declaring:
    • species, identification, race, sex, age and fur;
    • that it was treated with internal and external anti-parasites products authorized in the exporting country;
    • authorization for transportation abroad. AND
  2. An Immunization Certificate mentioning the vaccination plan in force, according to age and species, specifying the product name and the date of administration. Pets imported from the USA must be accompanied by a certificate issued by Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA -APHIS)

Customers must bring an APHIS Form 7001, completed by a USDA accredited veterinarian, and endorsed by a USDA representative. The two part APHIS Form 7001 must have all three USDA requirements (Certificate Number, USDA Stamp and USDA Veterinarian Signature). Customers traveling with pets or service and emotional support dogs or cats are not allowed to travel to Colombia without the form endorsed by USDA. Customers who arrive without the required documents will be denied check-in.

For more information on where USDA endorsements can be obtained, please click here.

Prohibited:
The following canine breeds and any cross breeds of: Staffordshire terrier, pit-bull terrier and American Pit Bull Terrier.


Traveling to Costa Rica with pets/service & emotional support animals

Cats and dogs from the United States are required to have the following upon arrival in Costa Rica:

  • A health certificate issued by a licensed veterinarian and endorsed by a Veterinary Service (VS) veterinarian
  • The examination for the certificate must be conducted within the two weeks prior to travel to Costa Rica.

For more important information on vaccinations and bringing pets to Costa Rica, click here.


Traveling to Cuba with pets or service/emotional support animals

JetBlue does accept pets (small dogs and cats) for transportation to/from Cuba. Service and Emotional Support dogs and cats are also accepted.

Dogs and cats may only enter Cuba if they are fully compliant with the import requirements:

Cats and dogs: must be accompanied by an official veterinary certificate, which must include the owner's details; animal details (species, sex, age, name, race and color); details of rabies vaccination, specifying type of vaccine, batch number and date of immunization; details of any other vaccinations and/or treatment for internal parasites. They must also be clinically inspected prior to shipment proving that the animal is disease free and has no external parasites or wounds.


Traveling to Curaçao with pets/service & emotional support animals

JetBlue does accept pets (small dogs and cats) for transportation to/from Curaçao. Service and Emotional Support dogs and cats are also accepted.

Dogs and cats may only enter Curaçao from any country if they are fully compliant with the import requirements:

  • Pit Bulls are not allowed to travel to Curaçao as pets or Service / Emotional Support Animals.
  • With the exception of Surinam, dogs and cats are not permitted directly from South America.
  • Dogs and cats entering Curaçao must be accompanied by an official international health certificate issued and endorsed by the official government veterinarian and signed by a certified veterinarian with a validity of not older than 2 weeks.
  • The dog or cat must be vaccinated against rabies and other diseases between 12 months (or 36 months for the 3 year vaccine) prior entry to Curaçao.
  • Customers will need to provide a copy of the Rabies Certificate.
  • Within 14 days of travel, your pet will need a treatment for ticks and tapeworms.
  • If arriving from the European Union, Curaçao requires that your dog or cat be microchipped with a 15 digit ISO 11784/11785 compliant pet microchip. If your pet's microchip is not ISO 11784/11785 compliant, you can bring your own microchip scanner. The chip must be mentioned on the health certificate.

CURAÇAO’S HEALTH DEPARTMENT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ENTRY OF ANY ANIMAL FOR ANY REASON.

Service Animals

Please note that special conditions apply for the transportation of Service Dogs or Cats.

In addition to the requirements above for all dogs and cats, Service dogs or cats shall have identifiers such as identification cards, other written documentation, and presence of harnesses, tags or “the credible verbal assurances of a qualified individual with a disability using the animal”.

Emotional Support / Psychiatric Service Dogs or Cats

Required current documentation (i.e., not more than one year old) on letterhead from a licensed mental health professional stating:

  • the Customer has a mental health-related disability
  • the dog or cat accompanying the Customer is necessary to the Customer’s mental health or treatment
  • the individual providing the assessment of the Customer is a licensed mental health professional and the Customer is under his or her professional care
  • the date and type of the mental health professional’s license and the state or other jurisdiction in which it was issued.

NOTE: Service dogs or cats that are not trained or are in training will not be transported.


Traveling to the Dominican Republic with pets/service & emotional support animals

Cats and dogs are required to have the following upon arrival in the Dominican Republic:

The animals must be accompanied by a health certificate issued and signed by a licensed veterinarian.

  • The animal was examined within 30 days prior to departure and found to be free of any infectious diseases, and treated for external and internal parasites.
  • The animal was vaccinated against rabies. (The rabies vaccination Certificate should include date of vaccination, established period of immunity, product name and serial number.)

Upon arrival ask to speak to the animal control person who will review your veterinarian certificates and fill in the official pet entry permission form required at a cost of approximately US $10.

For more important information on vaccinations and importing pets to the Dominican Republic click here


Traveling to Ecuador with pets/service & emotional support animals

JetBlue does accept pets (small dogs and cats) for transportation to/from Ecuador. Service and Emotional Support dogs and cats are also accepted.

Dogs and cats may only enter Ecuador from any country if they are fully compliant with the import requirements:

  • Your pet cat or dog must have a current rabies vaccination. If this is the first time your dog or cat    is being vaccinated for rabies, it must wait for at least 21 days after the vaccination before entering Ecuador. The vaccination must not have been administered more than 12 months prior to entry into the country.
  • Dogs should be vaccinated against Distemper, Canine Hepatitis, Parainfluenza,  Leptospirosis and Parvovirus
  • A USDA (or CFIA) accredited veterinarian must complete the Veterinary Certificate for Ecuador within 10 days of travel for endorsement by the USDA or CFIA if traveling from the United States or Canada. If you are not traveling from either of these countries, the Governing Authority of your country responsible for the import and export of animals should endorse the forms.
  • Ticks & Tapeworm test must be administered within 21 days prior to travel.
  • Calling the Ecuadorian Agency of Quality Assurance in Agriculture 72 hours in advance of arrival is recommended so there will be a veterinarian available at the time of clearance.

Dogs and cats may only enter Ecuador, from any country, if they are fully compliant with the import requirements.

Note: Failure to comply with any of the requirements may result in refusal of entry of the pet into Ecuador.

ECUADOR’S HEALTH DEPARTMENT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ENTRY OF ANY ANIMAL FOR ANY REASON.

Service Animals

Please note that special conditions apply for the transportation of Service Dogs or Cats.
In addition to the requirements above for all dogs and cats, Service dogs or cats shall have identifiers such as identification cards, other written documentation, and presence of harnesses, tags or “the credible verbal assurances of a qualified individual with a disability using the animal”.

Emotional Support / Psychiatric Service Dogs or Cats

Require current documentation (i.e., not more than one year old) on letterhead from a licensed mental health professional stating:

  • the customer has a mental health-related disability
  • the dog or cat accompanying the customer is necessary to the customer’s mental health or treatment
  • the individual providing the assessment of the customer is a licensed mental health professional and the customer is under his or her professional care
  • the date and type of the mental health professional’s license and the state or other jurisdiction in which it was issued.

NOTE: Service dogs or cats that are not trained or are in training will not be transported.


Traveling to Grenada with pets/service & emotional support animals

JetBlue does accept pets (small dogs and cats) for transportation to/from Grenada. Service and Emotional Support dogs and cats are also accepted.

Dogs and cats may only enter Grenada, from any country, if they are fully compliant with the import requirements:

Permission for entry of dogs and cats into Grenada is obtainable from the Ministry of Agriculture by writing to:

The Government Veterinary Officer
Ministry of Agriculture,
Archibald Avenue, St. George's,
Grenada, West Indies.
Tel: (473) 440-3195/6065
Fax: (473) 440-4191

  • The Import Permit must be presented to the Customs Division at the port of entry and must be accompanied by a certificate showing that the dog or cat was vaccinated against rabies within the six (6) week period immediately preceding arrival in Grenada, together with a Certificate of General Health issued within two (2) weeks prior to arrival.
  • GRENADA’S HEALTH DEPARTMENT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ENTRY OF ANY ANIMAL FOR ANY REASON.

If you are traveling with a service or emotional support dog or cat, you are required to meet all the requirements listed above by the Ministry of Agriculture.


Traveling to Haiti with pets/service & emotional support animals

JetBlue will accept pets (small dogs and cats) for transportation to Haiti. Service and emotional support animals are allowed with the proper documentation.

Cats and dogs must be accompanied by:

  • A Veterinary Health Certificate for Haiti, issued not more than 7 days prior to arrival to Haiti
    • The document must be issued and endorsed by a veterinarian employed full time by the government of the country of origin (e.g. USDA, Canadian Food Inspection Agency, DEFRA). The document may be filled out and signed by a licensed veterinarian, but must also be endorsed by a government veterinarian.
    • The Official Health Certificate is valid for a period of 14 days only. If you are not traveling from either of these countries, the Governing Authority of your country responsible for the import and export of animals should endorse the forms. A copy of the Rabies Certificate should also be included for endorsement.
  • Additional rabies vaccination certificate for dogs more than three months old issued not less than 21 days and not more than 11 months prior to arrival
  • Possession of required documents does not guarantee entry. All animals and documents are subject to examination at the port of entry by an approved inspector. Should the animal fail to meet entry requirements, the Director of Agriculture, or other governing agency may, at his discretion and at the expense of the customer, order that the animal be refused entry and returned immediately.
  • All domestic dogs and cats must be free of evidence of disease communicable to humans when examined at the port of entry to Haiti. If the dog or cat is not in apparent good health, further examination by a licensed veterinarian may be required at the customer’s expense.

The Director of Agriculture reserves the right to refuse entry of any animal for any reason.

Service Animals – In addition to the requirements above for all animals, Service Animals shall have identifiers such as identification cards, other written documentation, and presence of harnesses, tags or “the credible verbal assurances of a qualified individual with a disability using the animal”.

NOTE: Documentation is not required as a condition for permitting an individual to travel with his or her service animal in the cabin unless a customer’s verbal assurance is not credible.

Emotional Support/Psychiatric Service Animals – require current documentation (i.e., not more than one year old) on letterhead from a licensed mental health professional stating:

  • the customer has a mental health-related disability
  • that having the animal accompany the customer is necessary to the customer’s mental health or treatment
  • that the individual providing the assessment of the customer is a licensed mental health professional and the customer is under his or her professional care
  • the date and type of the mental health professional’s license and the state or other jurisdiction in which it was issued.

NOTE: Service Animals that are not trained or are in training will not be transported.

Pets / Service Animals to the U.S.
It is necessary for customers traveling with a Pet or Service Animal (including Emotional Support Animals) from Haiti to the U.S. to have the following documents:

Dogs
Dogs more than 3 months of age must be accompanied by a valid rabies vaccination certificate that includes the following information:

  • The breed, sex, age, color, markings, and other identifying information.
  • A vaccination date at least 30 days before entry
  • The vaccination expiration date.  If not shown, the date of vaccination must be within 12 months of date of entry
  • The signature of a licensed veterinarian

If the dog is not accompanied by the certificate described above, it may be admitted into the U.S. provided that the customer completes a confinement agreement.  The dog must be kept in confinement during transit to, and be vaccinated within 4 days of arrival at the U.S. destination and must remain in confinement for at least 30 days after the date of vaccination.

A dog less than 3 months of age may be admitted provided the customer completes a confinement agreement.  The dog must be kept in confinement during transit and at the U.S. destination until it is vaccinated at 3 months of age and for at least 30 days after vaccination.

Cats
Although proof of rabies vaccination is not required for cats entering the U.S., it is recommended by most state and local health authorities.


Traveling to Jamaica with pets/service & emotional support animals

Due to the strict requirements mandated by the Jamaican government for transport of live animals, we will NOT accept animals, including service/emotional support animals, on any flight to / from Jamaica.


Traveling to Mexico with pets/service & emotional support animals

JetBlue will accept pets (small dogs and cats) for transportation to and from Mexico. Service and Emotional Support animals are also accepted. All animals arriving in Mexico are required to be accompanied by:

A Health Certificate (the original and a copy) which specifies the following elements:

  • Issued by an official veterinarian, of the competent authority, on letterhead, printed with the number of professional license, which must not be issued more than 10 days before the animal enters Mexico.
  • Name and address of person responsible for the pet. 
  • The pet was clinically healthy prior and during departure inspection
  • During the inspection, prior to travel, animal was clinically healthy.
  • The animals have been dewormed internally and externally, within the previous six months, and are free of ectoparasites. (This requirement does not apply to PETS WHOSE COUNTRY OF ORIGIN AND ORIGIN IS USA and Canada).

Customers who are traveling with pets which originally departed from Mexico and that have a "Certificado Zoosanitario de Exportacion" (CZE) are exempt from presenting a veterinary health certificate.  Certification by Mexican consular authorities is not required for the health or vaccination certificate.

Customers must also present a Rabies Vaccination Certificate (Original and a copy) with date of application of the vaccine against rabies and effectiveness thereof (exempt animals under 3 months old). In addition, the pet’s vaccination certificate must show the animal has been treated for rabies, hepatitis, pip and leptospirosis.

There is no quarantine for healthy pets.

For more information on vaccinations and importing pets to Mexico, click here


Traveling to Peru with pets/service & emotional support animals

JetBlue will accept pets (small dogs and cats) for transportation to Peru. Service and Emotional Support Animals are allowed.

Cats and dogs must be accompanied by:

  • Vaccination certificate according to the pet’s age.
  • A Veterinarian Health Certificate, specifying products used against parasites
  • Rabies vaccination certificate, other updated necessary vaccinations (if applicable) and deworming certificate, issued at the point of origin.

Cats and dogs must be vaccinated for rabies between 30 days and 12 months prior to travel. Shortly before traveling, a USDA (or CFIA) accredited veterinarian must then complete the Peru Veterinary Certificate for endorsement by the USDA or CFIA if traveling from the United States or Canada. If you are not traveling from either of these countries, the Governing Authority of your country should endorse the forms. A copy of the Rabies Certificate should also be included. A ticks and tapeworm examination should be performed by your veterinarian shortly prior to travel and should be included with the Veterinary Certificate for USDA/CFIA endorsement.

Upon arrival at the Lima airport you must proceed to the SENASA OFFICE and pay a small fee for their pet certificate in the Lima airport (SENASA OFFICE).

Pets arriving without proper documents will be quarantined or re-embarked to point of origin.

Pets may enter as customer's baggage, in the cabin.

Pet in cabin facility applies only to:

  • cats and dogs (up to 6 kg.); or
  • Service or Emotional Support Animals, accompanied by a training certificate.

Due to the outbreak of Mad Cow Disease, customers carrying catlike animals and domestic cats are required to fill a legal form on arrival, declaring that the animal has not been fed with bovine meat, if arriving from: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Rep., Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland (Rep. of), Israel, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom (incl. Channel Isl., Isl. of Man and Northern Ireland) or the USA.

THE DIRECTOR OF AGRICULTURE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ENTRY OF ANY ANIMAL FOR ANY REASON.

Service Animals:
In addition to the requirements above for all cats and dogs, Service Animals shall have identifiers such as identification cards, other written documentation, and presence of harnesses, tags or “the credible verbal assurances of a qualified individual with a disability using the animal”.

NOTE: Documentation is not required as a condition for permitting an individual to travel with his or her service animal in the cabin unless a customer’s verbal assurance is not credible.
 
Emotional Support/Psychiatric Service Animals – require current documentation (i.e., not more than one year old) on letterhead from a licensed mental health professional or physician* stating:

  • The customer has a mental health-related disability
  • That having the animal accompany the customer is necessary to the Customer’s
    mental health or treatment
  • The individual providing the assessment of the customer is a licensed mental health professional and the customer is under his or her professional care
  • The date and type of the mental health professional’s license and the state or other jurisdiction in which it was issued.

NOTE: Service Animals that are not trained or are in training will not be transported. Any service or Emotional Support Animal, other than a cat or dog, must receive approval from Peru’s Director of Agriculture prior to the date of travel and evidence of such approval must be presented and verified with JetBlue prior to the date of travel. Customers should reach out to JetBlue’s Customer Support Team at SpecialServiceRequest@jetblue.com, or call 1-800-JETBLUE (538-2583) and request to be directed to the Customer Support Team.


Traveling to/from Puerto Rico with pets/service & emotional support animals

Cats and dogs traveling between the Continental United States and Puerto Rico are required to have the following upon arrival:

  • A veterinary health certificate stating that the animals do not originate in an area quarantined for rabies.
  • A certificate of vaccination against rabies within six months prior to travel for pets more than four months of age.
  • Proper identification tags.  A sturdy collar and two identification tags. The tags should include both your permanent address and telephone number, along with an address and telephone number where you can be reached while traveling.

For more important information on vaccinations and importing pets to Puerto Rico click here or call 787-796-1650.


Traveling to Saint Lucia with pets/service & emotional support animals

Due to the strict requirements mandated by the local government for transport of live animals, we will NOT accept pets on flights to / from Saint Lucia. Only Service and Emotional Support Animals are allowed on flights to/from St. Lucia.In the event that you are traveling with a service animal or emotional support animal, you will be required to obtain, at a minimum, an export health certificate and an import permit from the Veterinary and Livestock Services Division of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Saint Lucia prior to arrival at the airport.

For more information, contact the Veterinary and Livestock Services Division at 758-454-3470 or 758-454-6254 or by fax at 758-454-5932.


Traveling to St. Maarten with pets/service & emotional support animals

Cats and dogs from the United States are required to have the following upon arrival in St. Maarten:

  • A USDA veterinary health certificate should be issued maximum of 14 days prior to arrival.
  • A  rabies vaccination certificate, administered between 30 days and one year before travel.

Dogs and cats from Central and South America that transit through the United States are prohibited from entry into St. Maarten.

For more important information on vaccinations and importing pets to St. Maarten click here or call (202) 244-5300.


Traveling to Trinidad & Tobago with service & emotional support animals

Due to the strict requirements mandated by the local government for transport of live animals, we will NOT accept pets on flights to / from Trinidad and Tobago.

Only Service and Emotional Support Animals are allowed on flights to Trinidad and Tobago. Entry requirements for any animal (including service and emotional support animals) are very restrictive.

Dogs and cats may only enter Trinidad and Tobago if they are fully compliant with the import requirements. All of the steps, guidelines and the application form for a permit to import dogs and cats can be requested by contacting the head office of the Animal Production and Health Division, Ministry of Food Production, Trinidad and Tobago. Possession of a valid Import Permit does not guarantee entry.

All animals and documents are subject to examination at the port of entry by an approved inspector. Inspections must be pre-arranged by the Customer. Should the animal fail to meet entry requirements, it will be either re-exported or euthanized. 

The head office of the Animal Production and Health Division, Ministry of Food Production reserves the right to refuse entry of any animal for any reason. 


Traveling to Turks & Caicos with pets/service & emotional support animals

Turks an Caicos Pet Passport & Quarantine Information

All dogs and cats entering the Turks and Caicos Islands must be accompanied at the port of entry by an import permit issued by Animal Health Services. All the import requirements for an import permit MUST be complied with in full before your dog or cat is given permission to enter the country. Failure to do so will result in the animal being refused entry, held in holding and deported within 48 hours at the owner´s expense or be euthanised. There are no options for quarantine in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Domestic Pets - there are no restrictions on bringing domestic pets into the Turks and Caicos Islands from a rabies free country such as the United Kingdom.

Pets entering from countries with a low incidence of rabies such as the United States and Canada require additional documentation.

The pet must be micro chipped with an ISO 11784/11785 microchip.

The pet must be accompanied by an International Health Certificate, issued by the Veterinary Authority of the country of export (certified by the State USDA veterinarian).

You may NOT bring in to the Country certain breeds which consider dangerous.

Akita, Any breed of Bulldog, Any breed of Mastiff, Any Pit Bull including the American Staffordshire Terrier, The Staffordshire Bull Terrier and a mixed-breed dog which has any Pit Bull lineage. Bandog, Beauceron, Canary dog or Presa Canario, Doberman Pinscher, Dogo Argentino,Fila Brazilliero, Japanese Tosa, Jondo, Kuvasz, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Roman Fighting Dog, Rottweiler, South African Boerboel, any dog which appears to have been bred for fighting, and all non-domestic canine species and hybrids of such.

For more information on bringing a pet to Turks & Caicos, and the required permit necessary for entry, please visit the links below:

http://animalhealthservices.agriculturetci.com/importing-pets

http://www.pettravel.com/immigration/Turks_Caicos.cfm

http://www.pettravelstore.com/products/Pet-Passport-Turks-Caicos.html

Entry Permit: http://www.agriculturetci.com/documents/Animal-Import-Application-for-Dogs-and-Cats.pdf


Traveling to U.S. Virgin Islands with pets/service & emotional support animals

The U.S. Virgin Islands animal import regulations require a rabies vaccination within six (6) months of travel and a health certificate for dogs and cats coming from the U.S. Mainland and Puerto Rico. All other animals require a health certificate and import permit, this include pet birds, ferrets and rabbits. Some animals are not allowed entry such as snakes and monkeys.

Please visit www.vifresh.com to see the complete set of regulations for all animals.


Pet remains
JetBlue does not accept pet remains, cremated or otherwise, in the cabin of the aircraft or as cargo.

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