All animals and animal-related products entering the Cayman Islands must be accompanied by an Import Permit issued by the Department of Agriculture. Similarly, all animals leaving the island must be accompanied by an export permit.
The Import and Export Services Unit provides guidance to clients, veterinary clinics, farmers, and pet travel brokers regarding the movement of animals and animal-related products into and out of the Cayman Islands. The Unit also reviews documentation prior to approval and issuance of relevant import and export permits in accordance with local and international legislation and compliance requirements.
Email ci.agricultureVS@gov.ky or call 345-947-3090.
What is animal importation
All dogs and cats entering the Cayman Islands must be accompanied by an Import Permit issued by the Cayman Islands Department of Agriculture. Types of Import permits: Single Entry Import Permit: this permit is valid for 14 days from the date of the Official Health Certificate.
Checklist Prior To Submitting The Forms On This List
My pet has been microchipped for the first time on or after March 1st 2019 with an ISO-compliant (15 digit, numerical) microchip, OR, my pet was microchipped prior to this date with an ISO-compatible (10 or more alphanumerical characters) microchip.
I have proof of the date of microchip implant (e.g. proof of payment, a microchip implantation certificate, or a copy of my pet’s health record showing the date of microchip implantation).
The microchip can be read (check with your vet).
I have included a current, colour, full-body photo of my pet(s).
My pet was vaccinated in accordance with the guidelines outlined in Appendix VI of these importation conditions.
The rabies vaccination certificate has the make, serial number, date of expiration, and period of validity listed on it.
My pet was vaccinated against rabies after it was fitted with an appropriate microchip as described in the ‘microchipping’ section of this checklist.
The microchip number has been entered correctly by the veterinarian on the rabies vaccination certificate.
The blood sample was taken (at least 30 days) after the rabies vaccination.
My pet has had a satisfactory blood test at an approved laboratory which was performed during the last 12 months
I have a copy of the blood test result showing the correct microchip number and the date the blood was drawn.
A licensed/accredited veterinarian has correctly filled in the veterinary health certificate based on the information in Section C of these importation conditions.
The certificate has been endorsed by an official government veterinarian if legally required by the exporting country.
When travelling, I will have my pet’s vaccination record and blood test results, both showing the microchip number.
My pet was treated on the day of examination for the veterinary health certificate with approved treatments within 14 days prior to travel.
The products used to treat for ticks and tapeworms have been recorded on the veterinary health certificate.
If travelling through a country described in Section D of these importation conditions, my pet’s crate/travelling container has been officially sealed.
My pet(s) must travel according to the rules of the airline (IATA) and my carrying container and paperwork conform to IATA rules and regulations.
“Please note that the Cayman Islands may change these requirements without notification to the CFIA. As a result, it is strongly advised to review this export certificate against the import permit to ensure that all requirements are addressed.