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To the best of our ability, we ensure that recommendations given on PetTravel.com reflect the current regulations. We cannot predict how a given country may enforce these regulations. Noncompliance may result in the need to make arrangements to put the pet into quarantine, return the pet to the country of origin, or destroy the pet. We suggest that you minimize the disruptions that may occur by following the rules of the country you are visiting.

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Pet Passport Jersey Channel Islands

Dog 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:

  1. SO 11784/11785 compliant 15 digit pet microchip. If your pet's microchip is not ISO 11784/11785 compliant, you can bring your own microchip scanner.
     
  2. 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.
     
  3. 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.
     
  4. If you or your representative are traveling with your pet, an accredited veterinarian must then complete a bi-lingual Annex IV for the Jersey Channel Islands within 10 days of entry 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 it.
     
  5. If you or a legal representative are not traveling within 5 days of your pet, an accredited veterinarian must then complete a bi-lingual Annex I for the Jersey Channel Islands within 48 hours of entry for endorsement by the USDA or CFIA if traveling from the United States or Canada. If you are entering the Jersey Channel Islands from another EU country, then have your veterinarian update an EU Blue Pet Passport for your pet. See additional commercial transport rules below
     
  6. 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.

Dog Passport United Kingdom

*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 and Edinburgh.

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:

Effective December 29, 2014: If your pet is entering the Jersey Channel Islands by air from outside of the EU and you are unable to travel on the same flight as your pet, you will need to sign a declaration confirming that you do not intend to sell or transfer ownership of your pet. You must show evidence of your travel within 5 days of your pet´s movement.

Effective December 29, 2014: If you are not traveling within 5 days before or after your pet or if you are intending to sell, re-home or change ownership of your dog, cat or ferret, then your pet's transport will be considered a commercial transport, and it will need to meet the following requirements:

Traveling with more than 5 pets: effective December 29, 2014, if you are traveling with more than 5 pets over 6 months of age, unless you are traveling to a show or competition, your pets must meet the requirements as listed above (Annex I instead of Annex IV form), travel from a registered premesis, use a licensed transporter, register the transport on the TRACES system, and also enter the Jersey Channel Islands through a Border Inspection Post (if you are traveling from outside of the EU).

Exporting Pets from the Jersey Channel Islands: effective December 29, 2014, all dogs, cats and ferrets leaving the Jersey Channel Islands must be microchipped, vaccinated for rabies (in that order) and wait 21 days before leaving the country. If you are planning to take your pet on a trip to a country with a high incidence of rabies and returning to the Jersey Channel Islands, your veterinarian should do a Blood Titer Test before you leave the country.

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.

The information published here is a guideline for pet owners importing their pet to the Jersey Channel Islands. Further detail on import permits (if applicable), costs, tests and procedures are available at minimal cost at PetTravelStore.com if you need them. We also stock all the equipment and accessories you will need for traveling with your pet. Same day shipping until 4:00 PM EST.

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