Pet Relocation to Saint Lucia


 

Bringing pets into Saint Lucia; All dogs and cats must first be micro-chipped before any paperwork or vaccinations are carried out .The Microchip must conform to ISO standard 11784, and reader to ISO standard 11785. If the microchip does not conform to the standard, pet owners will need to provide their own microchip reader to enable the microchip to be read successfully.
Dogs and cats must be accompanied by a rabies vaccination certificate showing that the pet had been vaccinated ( using a inactivated and adguvanted vaccine approved by the veterinary Authority of the exporting country ) at least 30 days, but not more than 6 months prior to entering Saint Lucia.
A blood test to determine the rabies antibody titre must be carried out not less than 30 days after the date the vaccination was done.
The blood sample must be sent to an approved laboratory . In order to qualify for permission, the blood test must show a rabies antibody titre equal to or greater than 0.5 IU/ml. The blood test reflecting successful results must have been done not more than 24 months prior to importation.
Pets will not be allowed entrance until 6 months have passed from the date that your vet took the
blood sample which led to a successful result.
The original copy of the laboratory result must accompany the Health Certificate.
In the case of booster vaccinations, to remain qualified for entry, the animal must have been vaccinated against rabies not less than one month and not more than one year prior to export.
The Dog/Cat must be treated for endoparasites including tapeworms with an approved broad spectrum anthelmintic, and for ectoparasites including ticks, not less than 24 hrs and not more than 48 hrs before entry into St. Lucia.
Dogs and cats must be accompanied by a valid Veterinary Health Certificate issued by a Veterinary Surgeon attached to the Veterinary Authority from country of origin that shall also state that: Dogs have been vaccinated not less than two weeks prior to exportation for: Canine Distemper, Leptospirosis, Hepatitis/Adenovirus, Parainfluenza, and Parvovirus. Dogs have been inoculated and tested negative for Lyme Disease where applicable. Dog has been tested negative for heartworm, where applicable.
Cats have been inoculated not less than two weeks prior to exportation for Feline Leukaemia, Feline
Rhinotracheitis, Feline Calicivirus, Feline Panleukopenia and Feline Pneumonitis.
These are guidelines which are subject to change. Contact the Saint Lucia’s Authorities for current
Requirements about the pet relocation into their country.