Bahamas Pet Transport

Need to send your pet to or from the Bahamas (NAS)? Let our team of pet shipping experts help. Whether you’re sending your pet domestically or internationally, our professional team of experts will ensure your pet arrives safely.

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Our Bahamas pet shipping services include:

  • Door to door transport for international flights to Nassau
  • Assistance with health certificates, import certificates, and other travel documents
  • USDA endorsement and consular legalization (when needed) of all relevant documents where required
  • Airline approved flight kennels provided with personalized labels, identification and emergency notification instructions
  • Customs clearance and delivery to your home
  • Local pet taxi service to and from the airport, your home, veterinarian, kennel, or groomer – available in the Bahamas
  • Travel consultation and flight reservations

We will inform you of your pet's full itinerary before the trip and we will update you as your pet travels to or from the Lynden Pindling International Airport (Nassau). 

Dedicated, experienced drivers and top notch pet sitting services is what you can expect from our Bahamas team!

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Import Requirements

Health Requirements for Dogs and Cats Originiating in Canada and the U.S:

1) Completed Application to Import Domestic Animals
2) Completed Veterinary Health Certificate (48 hour Bahamian). Present this along with the animal to a licensed Bahamian Veterinarian within 48 hours of arrival to the Bahamas. It must be issued in the country of origin not more than 48 hours prior to arrival.
3) Completed Country of Origin Health Certificate.
4) Proof of vaccination for the following canine diseases: Canine Distemper, Parvo, Para Influenza, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis and Rabies
5) Proof of vaccination for the following feline diseases: Feline Rabies, Panleukopenia, Rhinotraeheitis, Calicivirus , Adernonviris, Pneumonitis and Leukiemia.
6) Control of external and internal parasites. Go ahead with the treatments (Frontline, fipronil and a praziquantal) to be on the safe side.
7) Approval is not given for animals under six months of age.
8) Rabies Shots: One year Rabies vaccination can’t be less than 1 month and more than 10 months. Three year Rabies vaccination can’t be less than 1 month and more than 34 months.

Until recently, the Rabies Certificate was all that was needed, but that is changing and depending on the inspector. We believe the safe route is to have all the required shots and treatments.

Customs Clearance

Duty for permanent entry for dogs, cats, cattle and horses is calculated at $10.00 plus ½% of the value of the animal. This is only for “permanent entry”. Most entries will not be permanent. 

Airport Information 

Follow this link if you would like to learn more about the Lynden Pindling International Airport. 


"Thank you so much for everything during our move to Singapore. We also very much appreciate the support due to the loss of Gemini. Loca’s trip went very well and Ron was able to see her on Thursday once she reached the quarantine station. The only bump in the road was that she did not arrive earlier to make the trip to the quarantine station and spent an extra day at the airport. Otherwise, she seems to be in pretty good spirits and we are anxiously awaiting her return home with us! I cannot thank you enough for all of your hard work and patience during this difficult time and we look forward to working with you again when we return to the US (unless we can figure out a way to smuggle Loca into our carry-on baggage!)"

Ronald and Dawn

"Cats are fine and have settled in very quickly. No signs of stress after their stay and the vet and subsequent journey. Your people did an excellent job in looking after them and we are very pleased with the service. Many thanks."


"You guys run a very professional operation and the people could not have been nicer. Thanks for organizing all this. Our puppy is finally home."


"Thanks to Starwood Animal Transport, our first experience moving our dog internationally was a very successful one! The communication throughout the entire process was prompt, clear and comforting. Kudos to Ross, Sherry and Nick for providing great customer service. I do believe that in the end, our dog had better care and travel arrangements than we did. I highly recommend Starwood and will certainly use them again in the future. "


"Pooh arrived safe and sound last night in Cambridge. I just wanted to say how much I appreciate your help in getting her there. Best to you this holiday season."


"Well all went smoothly and we received Charlie at 3am this morning. He was in great condition and his usual sprite self! Thank you so much for making the process of his transportation as easy as possible. We are delighted to have him here with us."


"We’re finally connected to the web in our new place in London. Foxy and Blue are settling in very quickly and love running up and down our two new flights of stairs. The (small) garden is also a very big hit! Thank you so much for ensuring the babies made it here safely – we couldn’t have a 'home' without them."

Karen & Neehal

"Samantha is doing quite well. We were very pleased with your service. She is a very important member of our family and we were very stressed about her being on such a long flight. Thanks to all the personal assistance you gave me to prepare her, everything turned out better than we could have expected.

If we should ever need to fly out pet again, I can’t imagine using any other service. I would highly recommend Starwood Animal Transport to everyone!"


"Callie was fine after her first airplane ride and was happy to see me. I am thrilled that she is finally here. She is busily sniffing everything in our new home.

I want you to know how appreciative I am for the excellent job that you and Starwood did getting my little girl here to me. You made the process painless and it is obvious that you and the staff at Starwood really care about people’s pets. Thank you so much. I will definitely refer Starwood to any friends that might need their pets transported across the country or internationally. "