Pet Relocation to Cuba


Pet Move; All domestic pets entering Cuba must have a full set of inoculations. Dogs and cats must be vaccinated against rabies at least 30 days, but not more than 12 months, prior to entering the country. Dogs must be vaccinated against distemper, hepatitis and parvovirus. Cuba will accept “Pet Passports” from certain countries. Pets entering Cuba must have a export health certificate signed, stamped and dated within 10 days by a licensed government veterinarian in country of origin. Upon arrival in Cuba, a veterinarian at the airport will certify that your pet has received the proper vaccinations and that you have a veterinary health certificate. Cuba imposes a 15-day at-home quarantine on all pets arriving in its country. The most common pet problems include ticks and fleas, parasites, mange and other skin problems.
Be advised to bring with you a good supply of medication for these and any other health problems your pet may have as pet medication here is in short supply.
These are guidelines only which are subject to change. Contact the Embassy of Cuba, or Consulate, for current requirements about bringing pets into their country.