When coming to St. Maarten with your pet(s) you will need an import permit prior to travelling to St. Maarten.
Please contact the Inspection Department at least 10 days prior to travel to St. Maarten and to request additional information if necessary.
The attached form must completed and sent along with a valid Health Certificate from your local veterinarian for the permit to be granted.
Please submit completed forms to the email below:
Inspection Department TEZVT – Agriculture,
Livestock and Fisheries Zoutsteeg nr. 3,
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Exporting Pets – Requirements:
Below is a brief summary of travel requirements for your pets to a few countries:
USA & Canada
-Valid Rabies Vaccination unless under 12 weeks, at which point you will be issued a Rabies Exemption Letter
-Valid Health Certificate from a veterinarian in St. Maarten, issued within 10 days of travel
-Valid Rabies Vaccination (Rabies vaccine must be administered at lease 21 days prior to travel)
-EU Veterinary Health Certificate issued by a certified veterinarian within 10 days of travel
– The completed EU HC must then be brought to the above Inspection Department in Philipsburg to be stamped by representative
Please note also that each airline will have specific requirements regarding pet travel (age, carrier/cage sizes, restrictions regarding the breed of the pet etc.), so please contact airline representative to get up to date information.