Can I bring my Pet to Jamaica with me if I am moving there?

by Kathryn
(Virginia USA)

Question by Kathryn: Can I bring my Pet to Jamaica with me if I am moving there?

I have read online that one can't bring a pet to Jamaica.

I understand this if one is a visitor to the island, but what about someone who is moving to Jamaica? Am I allowed to bring pets then or will I have to give them up?

Answered by Wellesley:

Hi Kathryn, thanks again for asking!

Can I assume that when you say pets you are speaking of cats and dogs?

If that is so we have good great news for you! You certainly don't have to give up your pet.

The regulations governing the importation of dogs and cats into Jamaica were amended and made effective September 14, 2017.

You can now bring in cats and dogs, albeit with some prerequisites and guidelines!

So whether it is for vacation or residence, it shouldn't matter, you just need to follow the guides.

I made a big announcement last year about it.

The new Regulations require for example, that all dogs and cats entering Jamaica MUST be permanently identified with a microchip (ISO Standard 11784 or Annex A to standard 11785) in addition to being vaccinated against rabies.

You must also apply for and obtain a Veterinary Import Permit from the Veterinary Services Division, Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries in Jamaica.

All pets entering Jamaica must also be accompanied by an Official Export Health Certificate issued by the Official Veterinary Department of the exporting country.

You can find the full details of it via this link (below)
https://www.my-island-jamaica.com/dogs-and-cats-are-now-welcome-to-jamaica.html.

I sincerely hope this help but if you have any follow up questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to me.

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