Pet Relocation to Micronesia


Bringing Pets into Micronesia; The importation of dogs or cats into the FSM requires presentation of an international animal health certificate, showing that: the pet was examined by a licensed government veterinarian in country of origin within 48 hours of export. Dogs have been vaccinated against distemper, hepatitis and canine parvovirus at least one month and not more than three months before export or cats have been vaccinated against Feline Panleucopaenia at least one month and not more than twelve months before export, and Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis/Calici virus at least one month and not more than three months before export; Animals have been effectively treated against echinococcosis-hydatidosis, round, hook and whipworms within three days of export; Pets have been effectively treated against and found on examination to be visibly free of all ectoparasites within three days of export; Pet 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; Dogs and cats have been vaccinated with an inactivated rabies virus more than thirty days prior but not more than 12 months, to entry into the FSM; and 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 prior to entry to the FSM, or Meet the entry requirements of the State of Hawaii or the Territory of Guam. Upon arrival in the FSM, 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. If transiting Honolulu, the pet will have to be in quarantine for the stopover. Pet owners should avoid Guam, which also quarantines pets, but has no facilities or procedures for caring for them. Other animals may enter only upon issuance of a quarantine permit. 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 and subject to change. Contact the Embassy, or Consulate, of Micronesia for current requirements.