Pet Passport Aruba
To enter Aruba, your dog or cat must have resided continuously in a
rabies free country or another
country with a low incidence of rabies for 6 months immediately
preceeding the date of travel, or was born and lived
in the country of birth continuously until the date of travel to
Aruba. If this is not the case, you must obtain a written exemption from this requirement by the
Head of the Veterinary Service of Aruba.
Pets may not enter Aruba from any country with a high incidence of rabies.
Here are the requirements:
- ISO 11784/11785 compliant 15 digit pet microchip. If your pet' microchip is not ISO 11784/11785 compliant, you can bring your own microchip scanner.
- After microchipping, your pet must be vaccinated for rabies between 30 days and 12 months of entry.
- A licensed veterinarian must complete the Veterinary Health Certificate for Aruba not more than 2 weeks prior to travel to Aruba. If the pet is traveling from the United States or Canada, then USDA (US) or CFIA (Canada) State Veterinarian endorsement is required. If traveling from another country, then the Governmental Authority responsible for the import and export of animals should endorse the forms.
- A copy of the Rabies Certificate should also be included for endorsement.
- Unaccompanied pets traveling as manifest cargo will need a health certificate issued within 10 days of travel. Your airlines may also require a health certificate even if your pet is traveling with you in the cabin or as checked baggage.
This completes a passport for your dog or cat to enter Aruba.
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
Aruba. 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 Aruba. 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
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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