1. The animal is 15 weeks of age or older.
2. The animal must be accompanied by a valid International Health Certificate issued by an accredited veterinarian and endorsed by the Chief Veterinary Officer of the exporting country.
St. Maarten is not part of the European Union; we do not accept pet passports as a valid International Health Certificate.
3. The International Health Certificate must state that:
a. The animal has been vaccinated against Rabies at least 21 days prior to departure but no longer than 1 or 3 years prior to departure.
b. The dog has adequate levels of immunity conferred by being actively immunized against the following diseases: Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Bordetella and Parvovirus.
c. The cat has adequate levels of immunity conferred by being actively immunized against the following diseases: Feline Leukemia, Feline Rhinotracheitis, Feline Calicivirus, Feline Panleukopenia, Feline Pneumonitis.
d. The animal is free of internal parasites as determined by a negative fecal flotation test. If the animal is tested positive for internal parasites, then it should be treated 21 days prior to departure with a registered medication as instructed by the manufacturer. (Mention the date, validity period and the product used on the health certificate).
e. The animal is free from external, particularly Amblyomma sp. and Boophilus sp. The animal(s) should be treated with a parasiticide (e.g., Frontline, Certifect, Nexgard, Advantage, Bravecto) within 7-14 days prior to departure.
(Mention the date, validity period and the product used on the International Health Certificate).
f. The animal(s) is/are free from observable cutaneous diseases.
4. The animal must be registered electronically with an ISO (International Standards Organization) microchip, or a readable tattoo applied before July 2011. The number must be mentioned on the International Health Certificate.
5. The importation of dogs and cats from South and Central America (excluding Suriname), is prohibited.
6. The importation of a pit-bull terrier type dog, which must be neutered or spayed, is permitted and this information must be indicated on the International Health Certificate.
7. THE PERMISSION IS VALID FOR ENTRY AND RE-ENTRY INTO THE JURISDICTION OF COUNTRY SINT MAARTEN WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS OF ISSUE IN CONJUNCTION WITH AN ENDORSED INTERNATIONAL HEALTH CERTIFICATE.
8. ALL INTERNATIONAL HEALTH CERTIFICATES MUST BE IN DUTCH OR ENGLISH. FOR ANY OTHER LANGUAGE, IT MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN OFFICIAL TRANSLATION INTO DUTCH OR ENGLISH.