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Jamaican 

High Commission,

Ottawa

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Importation of Dogs and Cats to Jamaica


  • No dog or cat shall be imported into the island, except such animal is imported directly from Great Britain, Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland.


  • Every dog or cat imported into Jamaica must be accompanied by an import permit from the Veterinary Division in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries at:


Hope Gardens

Kingston 6

JAMAICA

Telephone: (876) 927-1731-50

Facsimile: (876) 927-1904

Email: webmaster@moa.gov.jm


  • On arrival at Kingston, which shall be the ONLY port of entry into the island, every dog or cat shall be examined by an inspector appointed under the Law, and if free of infectious or communicable diseases it may be landed.


  • Every dog or cat imported into Jamaica must be accompanied be a certificate stating that there has been no Rabies in unquarantined dogs, cats or other animals in the country from which it was exported.   This certificate shall be issued as listed below:


Great Britain

Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs

Nobel House

17 Smith Square

London

SW1P 3JR

Telephone (UK only) 03459 33 55 77

Telephone (from outside the UK) +44 20 7238 6951

 

Northern Ireland

Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

Dundonald House

Upper Newtownards Road

Ballymiscaw

Belfast BT4 3SB

Telephone: +4402890524140, +4403002007852

 

Republic of Ireland

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Agriculture House

Kildare St., Dublin 2

      Telephone: + 353 1890 200 510/ +353 1607 2000

 

  • No dog or cat imported into the island shall be landed if it has been in contact with any dog or cat other than a dog or cat coming directly from Great Britain, Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland; or a dog or cat that has been released from quarantine in those countries in respect of Rabies; and which in either case has been granted an official certificate from a country of origin referred to above.

 

 

 

Information Source: Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries