Pet Relocation to Guam

 


Bringing pets to Guam; Pets must first be micro-chipped then vaccinated against rabies at least 30 days, but not more than 12 months, prior to entering the country. Dogs have been effectively vaccinated against distemper, hepatitis and canine parvovirus at least one month and not more than three months before shipment that cats have been effectively vaccinated against Feline Panleucopaenia at least one month and not more than twelve months before shipment, and Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis/Calici virus at least one month and not more than three months before shipment; Animals have been effectively treated against echinococcosis-hydatidosis, round, hook and whipworms within three days of shipment; Pets have been effectively treated against and found on examination to be visibly free of all ectoparasites within three days of shipment; Animals showed no clinical sign of rabies on the day of shipment, and were kept from birth for six months prior to shipment in the exporting country, or a part of the territory of the exporting country where no case of rabies was officially reported during the two years immediately preceding the importation of the animals concerned; For animals originating from a country or a part of a country where rabies occurs or is reported to occur or where rabies vaccination is routinely practiced such animals must undergo a period of not less than 120 days in an approved quarantine facility in a rabies free area. Upon arrival in Guam, imported dogs or cats shall immediately be taken under the control of an Inspector to the quarantine premises previously approved by the Administrator, whereat the animals shall remain until an Inspector releases them. There are no vets permanently stationed on Pohnpei Island, but a vet will regularly fly to Pohnpei from Guam to perform services. Owners should bring flea collars, worm medicine, vaccine if needed, and any other desired accessories.
These are guidelines only which are subject to change. Contact the Embassy of Guam, or Consulate, for current requirements well in advance of the pet move.