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FLORIDA & USDA APHIS HEALTH CERTIFICATES

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NOTE: Due to the increasing and constantly changing requirements and uncertainty of government regulations, Dr. Fondren will no longer be issuing health certificates for the foreseeable future.

 

What do I need to travel with my pet dog, cat or pet bird to another state?

Most states require a:

http://www.aphis.usda.gov/import_export/animals/animal_import/animal_imports_states.shtml .

Special requirements for quarantine are necessary if traveling to Hawaii – procedures to minimize the quarantine period requires testing for rabies immunity, and details can be found at:
http://hawaii.gov/hdoa/ai/aqs/info.
It is also recommended to check well in advance with commercial air, train or ship travel companies that you intend to use, for any applications, fees and paperwork they may require.

How can I find out what I need to travel with or ship my dog, cat or pet bird to another country?

You will need to meet the requirements of the country of destination (or travel), which may include:

Information can be found at the USDA Export website:
http://www.aphis.usda.gov/import_export/animals/animal_exports_pets.shtml ,
but your best source of assistance in Florida is to call the USDA/APHIS/VS Area Office in Gainesville, 352-333-3120, or the USDA Import/Export Center in Miami at 305-526-2926.

For dogs and cats, arrangements and paperwork for travel to rabies-free countries, such as the United Kingdom
http://www.defra.gov.uk/animalh/quarantine/index.htm
, may take 6 months or longer, and may include, but not be limited to:

Pet birds may require quarantine at ports of exit/entry, which may require fees and advance reservations.

 

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