Pet Passport Jersey Channel Islands
Regulations for taking a pet dog or cat to the Jersey Channel Islands from European Union countries*, rabies free countries or countries with a low incidence of rabies after residing there for at least six (6) months to be followed in order:
- SO 11784/11785 compliant 15 digit
If your pet's microchip is not ISO 11784/11785 compliant, you can
bring your own
- Rabies vaccination no sooner than 21 days* prior to entry and not more than
the expiration date of the manufacturer of the vaccine. If your dog, cat or ferret has been
vaccinated before it was fitted with a microchip, it will have to be
vaccinated again after the microchip is implanted.
- For pets entering the Jersey Channel Islands from a
country with a high incidence of rabies,
a Blood Titer Test administered no sooner than one month after
rabies vaccination. (Have your veterinarian scan your pet's
microchip prior to the titer test.) Samples must be processed at approved
laboratories. Assuming test results within acceptable limits,
your pet can enter the Jersey Channel Islands 90 days after the date the blood was
drawn and avoid quarantine. The titer test results
must be endorsed by the Govermental Authority from your country.
This step is not required unless entering the Jersey
Channel Islands from
a high rabies country.
- Within 10 days of travel, an accredited veterinarian must
then complete the bi-lingual
Veterinary Certificate for the
Jersey Channel Islands
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, endorsement is not required unless your country mandates
- A copy of the Rabies Certificate and Blood Titer Test results should also be included for
endorsement (if applicable).
- Before your dog can enter the Jersey Channel Islands, it must be treated against certain tapeworms one to five days prior to entering the country unless your pet is entering directly from Finland, Ireland, Malta or Norway.
This completes a passport for your dog, cat or ferret to enter the Jersey Channel Islands.
*After the first vaccination and waiting period, you can enter the Jersey Channel Islands whenever you like as long as booster vaccinations are given on time and you continue to meet the other entry requirements.
When arriving in the United Kingdom by air, all pets, with the exception of service animals, must do so by manifest cargo on approved airlines. Approved Border Posts for arrival by air are London Heathrow, London Gatwick, London Manchester (pets accompanied by owners only), Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dublin.
If your dog or cat is entering the Jersey Channel Islands from the Malaysian Peninsula, it may not enter the country unless it is accompanied with a certificate issued by the Malaysian Department of Veterinary Services which confirms the following:
- Your pet has had no contact with pigs within 60 days of export.
- Your pet has not been residing in an area where any case of Nipah disease has been confirmed in the 60 days previous to export.
- Your pet has a negative result on a blood test taken within 10 days of export and analyzed by a laboratory approved for testing Nipah viruses
Whenever you travel to a foreign country like the Jersey Channel Islands it is always advisable to carry some form of identification indicating ownership of the pet.
Failure to comply with these regulations will mean that your pet will be refused entry or returned to the country of origin or placed in quarantine, all at the expense of the person responsible for your pet.
Inspection: All domestic dogs and cats must be free of evidence of disease
communicable to humans when examined at the port of entry to
the Jersey Channel Islands. If your dog or cat is not in apparent good health, further examination by a
licensed veterinarian may be required at your expense.
Other Animals: Birds, invertebrates, tropical fish, reptiles, amphibia, mammals such as rodents and rabbits are not subject to requirements of rabies vaccination, but may have to meet other requirements and should have a health certificate to enter the Jersey Channel Islands. Pet owners are strongly advised to seek further information from the relevant authority of their country and/or that of the country of destination.
If your pet is not a dog, cat or ferret, and especially if it is a
turtle or parrot, you should verify that
it is not protected under the
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna
and Flora (CITIES). You will need to apply for additional permits
if this is the case. Search their database.
Over 180 countries participate and enforce CITIES regulations. Read more about CITIES.
Veterinary Certificate: All countries have unique veterinary certificates. This form may differ from the veterinary certificate issued by veterinarians in the United States. (APHIS 7001) It is an essential part of the cat or dog passport.
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