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Assistance Dogs


Assistance Dogs Almost all of cruise lines will welcome assistance dogs on board and create an enjoyable cruise experience for both owner and the assistance dog. To help you along with any worries you may have regarding ports of call, we’ve gathered some information for you... Country requirements

Australia

The animal placed under quarantine Animal needs surveillance but won’t actually Quarantine? spend any time in a quarantine station.

Baltic

Canada

No

No quarantine needed but there may be an inspection fee on arrival. Proof of the vaccination is required with the date when vaccinated, who it was licensed by (the country of origin) and then the trade name with serial number of the vaccine.

Yes

The animal must be vaccinated for rabies and various other Must prove that diseases at least Vaccinations? your animal does 21 days but not not have Rabies. more than 12 months prior to travel prior to travel.

Caribbean

No

Dubai

Egypt

EU/Norway

Far East

Hawaii

US/South America

No

Before departure your pet must go to the quarantine office. So the health certificate can be issued.

No

No

No

No

Yes, Rabies.

Yes, Rabies.

Yes, Rabies.

Must have had rabies injection Must have a RMATT blood test (abies test).

Yes, Rabies.

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

Animals cannot be under 4 months old to enter.

No

No

Animals under 3 months of age are exempt from the rabies vaccination.

No

No

If the microchip is not ISO 11784/11785 compliant then you should bring your own microchip scanner.

Yes

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Subject to inspection at port and may be denied entry.

Animal can disembark at port?

Yes

Animal must be trained?

No

No

No

Animals under 3 months old may enter an EU Country, but there are additional regulations that must be met. Certain aggressive breeds of dogs are prohibited from entry.

Does your animal need to be micro chipped?

No

If your pet’s microchip is not ISO 11784/11785 compliant, you can bring your own microchip scanner.

No

No

No

Pet passport required?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

There could be a small administrative fee that might be charged on your arrival.

Animal age requirements?

Port inspection?

Extra information

No

No

Must have a certificate showing they Yes, Must be have been vaccinated for vaccinated rabies at least 21 against rabies days prior. within one year and at least 30 days prior to entry.

No

Yes

No

Assistance In the event dogs that are that you are endorsed for a traveling with a guide, hearing or service animal another service or emotional of dog are not support animal, subjected to any you will be of the restrictions required to for importation obtain an import where the person permit from that is importing the Veterinary the dog is the Services Division actual user of of the Ministry of the dog and to Agriculture prior accompany the to arrival. dog to Canada.

All pets must arrive in UAE manifested cargo- it cannot arrive as accompanied baggage.

No

No

There are restrictions regarding the entry of service animals into Hawaii. If you are China does not Customers Within 14 days entering from recognize as planning to travel of travel, a USDA non-EU or non- many kinds of to Hawaii should accredited vet listed country service dogs as contact the If a dog appears must complete same rules apply the U.S. does. For Hawaii Animal to be ill, further the Egypt but a blood example, they Quarantine examination Veterinary sample must do not recognize Branch manager by a licensed Certificate for also be taken 30 psychiatric directly for veterinarian endorsement days after the service dogs. quarantine at the owner’s by the USDA or vaccination, and Service dog requirements. expense might CFIA if it is then then you must owners also don’t The 24-hour be required at travelling from wait 3 months to have as many phone number the port of entry. the United States avoid your dog public access is 1-808-837of America or being put into rights as they do 8092. You may Canada. quarantine. in the U.S. also view animal quarantine information at the Hawaii Department of Agriculture website.

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