Relocating Pets to Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico is a Caribbean island and unincorporated U.S. territory with a landscape of mountains, waterfalls and the El Yunque tropical rainforest. Puerto Rico has unspoiled nature and beautiful landscapes. From exotic white sand beaches to unbelievable rain forest and mountains to underground caves and bioluminescent bays.
If you're thinking about taking your pooch on an island adventure, Puerto Rico is a great destination. While relocating with pets, it is important to keep the following things in mind-
- The first step is to microchip your pet with a 15 digit ISO compliant pet microchip.
- While a rabies titer test is not required to enter Puerto Rico from any country, your pet must be vaccinated for rabies within 6 months prior to entering Puerto Rico.
- A treatment by your veterinarian for external parasite is required within 72 hours of entering Puerto Rico. The treatment must be noted on the health certificate.
- A licensed veterinarian must complete the Veterinary Certificate for Puerto Rico. It is recommended to have an alternate copy in Spanish for the same.
- Pets should enter Puerto Rico via the international airport in San Juan. Notice should be given to veterinary officials so they will be available to inspect your pet upon landing.
- All pets must be free of evidence of disease communicable to humans when examined at the port of entry.
- Puerto Rico ended their ban on American Staffordshire Terriers, Staffordshire Terriers and all Pit Bulls or their crosses.
As you start planning your trip overseas, you should consider hiring professional assistance to make your pet’s relocation safe, smooth and hassle-free. AirPets relocates hundreds of pets every year to and from India and is very thorough with its process. You can get in touch with us at +91-9257-123-123 or write to [email protected] for a professional consultation.