Before making arrangements to travel with your pet(s) to Sint Maarten please ensure to meet all the conditions listed below:
CONDITIONS OF IMPORT FOR DOGS, CATS and FERRETS INTO ST. MAARTEN
1. The animal(s) – [dog(s)/cat(s)/ferret(s)] is/are fifteen (15) weeks of age or older.
2. The animal(s) must be accompanied by a valid official International Health Certificate endorsed by the Official Government (Federal) Veterinarian which must be valid at the time of entry into St. Maarten. In cases where the International Pet Passport is used, it must be endorsed by the Official Veterinary Authority of the country of residence.
3. The Health Certificate/International Pet Passport must attest that;
a. The animal(s) has/have been vaccinated against Rabies with an inactivated vaccine at least 21 days but no longer than 12 months to 36 months (as registered by the manufacturer) prior to departure.
b. The dog(s) has/have adequate levels of immunity conferred by being actively immunized against the following diseases: Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus, Leptospirosis, and Adenovirus.
c. The cat(s) has/have adequate levels conferred by being actively immunized against the following diseases: Feline Leukemia, Feline Rhinotracheitis, Feline Calcivirus, Feline Panleukopenia, Feline Pneumonitis and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus.
d. The animal(s) is/are free of internal parasites as determined by a negative fecal flotation test and should be treated within 21 days prior to departure with a registered medication as instructed by the manufacturer. (Mention the date, time and the product used on the health certificate).
e. The animal(s) is /are free from external parasites particularly Amblyomma sp. and Boophilus sp. The animal(s) should be treated with a parasiticide (eg. Frontline, Certifect, Nexgard, Advantage, Bravecto) within 14 days prior to departure. (Mention the date, time and the product used on the health certificate).
f. The animal(s) is/are free from observable cutaneous diseases.
g. The dog(s)/cat(s)/ferret(s) must be transported in (a) suitable kennel(s) according to IATA regulations.
4. The animal(s) has/have to be registered electronically with an ISO (International Standards Organization) microchip. The number must be mentioned on the health certificate.
5. The importation of dogs, cats and ferrets from South and Central America is permitted providing that the Rabies titer test is performed on the animals. The results must be sent directly from the testing facility to the Inspection Department TEZVT – St. Maarten.
6. The importation of a pit-bull terrier type dog is permitted. The animal must be on the leash and must be muzzled on arrival and at all times on public roadways and in public areas.
7. THE PERMIT IS VALID FOR THIRTY DAYS FROM DATE OF ISSUE, PROVIDED THE HEALTH CERTICATE IS NOT EXPIRED AT THE TIME OF ENTRY/RE-ENTRY.
8. ALL CERTIFICATES MUST BE IN DUTCH OR ENGLISH OR MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN OFFICIAL TRANSLATION.