Virgin Islands Pet Transport

Need to send your pet to or from the US or British Virgin Islands (STT or STX)? 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 Virgin Islands pet shipping services include:

  • Door to door transport for international flights
  • 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 Virgin Islands
  • 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 Cyril E. King Airport (STT) and Henry E. Rohlsen Airport (STX).

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

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Import Requirements

Dogs

All dogs upon entering the Virgin Islands, shall be accompanied by an official health certificate stating that the animal did not originate from an area quarantined for rabies. All dogs must have been vaccinated for rabies within 6 months prior to the date of shipment except those dogs less than 8 weeks old. The certificate of vaccination for rabies must be attached to the official health certificate.

Cats

All cats upon entering the Virgin Islands, shall be accompanied by an official health certificate stating that the animal did not originate from an area quarantined for rabies. All cats must have been vaccinated for rabies within 6 months prior to the date of shipment except those cats less than 8 weeks old. The certificate of vaccination for rabies must be attached to the official health certificate.

Psittachine Birds

All psittacine birds must a have a prior permit, issued by the Office of the Commissioner of Agriculture, upon entry into the Virgin Islands. The birds must also be accompanied by an official health certificate stating that the birds are free from an infectious or contagious disease and did not originate from a quarantined area for any infectious or contagious disease of the species.

Whenever the laws and regulations concerning the movements and health of livestock, poultry, birds, and other animals into the Virgin Islands are more restrictive than the laws and regulations of the Federal Government, the laws and regulations of the Virgin Islands shall apply in addition to those of the Federal Government.

Other Animals

No livestock, poultry, birds or other animals that are affected with or have been exposed to an infectious, contagious, communicable disease, or ectoparasites or which originated in an area quarantined by a territory, State, or the Federal Government because of such disease or parasites shall be permitted to be introduced into the Virgin Islands except with a permit issued by the Office of the Commissioner of Agriculture of the Virgin Islands.

All applications for a permit must be directed to the Office of the Director of Veterinary Medicine Estate Lower Love Kingshill. St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands 00850, and the following information must be made available:

1. Name and address of consignor and consignee.
2. Species and number of animals.
3. Point of origin.
4. Proposed date of shipment.
5. Destination.
6. Means of transportation.
7. Reason for shipment and use of animals.

All livestock, poultry, birds, and other animals entering the Virgin Islands under permit shall be consigned to an individual who is a resident of the Virgin Islands or to a legal entity authorized by law to do business with the Virgin Islands.

The cosignee shall hold the animals upon arrival until all the provisions of the permit have been met. All permits shall be void 2 months after issuance.

All livestock, poultry, birds, and other animals entering the Virgin Islands shall upon arrival remain in the custody of the carrier pending an inspection and release by an authorized veterinarian or a designated agent of the Department of Agriculture of the Virgin Islands. All livestock, poultry, birds, and other animals must have upon entering the Virgin Islands, an official health certificate. An official health certificate is a legible official form completed and issued by a licensed accredited veterinarian of the State of origin or by a veterinarian employed by either the State of origin or the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and which contains:

1. The complete name and address of the consignor and the consignee, including final destination if different from consignee's address, and;
2. An accurate description with complete identification of the animal(s) listed, and;
3. The date and results of any required test(s) conducted, and;
4. A complete description (including dates of administration) of any vaccinations and/or treatment, and;
5. Designation of the purpose the animal is to be imported for (i.e., breeding, sale, etc.).

Such certificate shall be approved by the chief livestock sanitary officials, State Veterinarian, or Federal Veterinarian of the State of origin. Such approval shall be indicated by his or her personal signature which shall mean the animal(s) meet the Virgin Islands requirements.

A copy of this health certificate must be sent to the Director of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Agriculture, Estate Lower Love, Kingshill, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands 00850. This certificate shall become void 30 days after issuance.

Any livestock, poultry, birds, or other animals upon entering the Virgin Islands is subject to immediate quarantine, test, or treatment as directed by the Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture.

Any livestock, poultry, birds, or other animals that enter the Virgin Islands which is found to be affected, a carrier of or been recently exposed to any infectious, contagious, or communicable disease, shall be returned to its point of origin or destroyed and disposed of as directed by the Office of the Commissioner of Agriculture or his authorized representative, at the expense of the owner or importer. The Government of the Virgin Islands in no shall render any compensation for any animals so destroyed.

All animals that enter into the Virgin Islands from areas where screwworms are known to exist must be accompanied by an accredited certificate stating that the animal(s) has been treated with an insecticide approved by the USDA. That the animal has been examined by a Federal or State Veterinarian of the State of origin immediately before shipment and has been found free of screwworms.

Cattle

All cattle, dairy or beef, that enter into the Virgin Islands must be permanently identified by eartag, firebrands or tattoo.

Brucellosis

All cattle, dairy or beef, entering the Virgin Islands must be completely negative to a serum aggulatination tube test or card test for brucellosis within 30 days prior to the date of shipment.

Exceptions:

1. Calves under 6 months of age.
2. Officially brucellosis vaccinated dairy heifers under 20 months and heifers of the beef breeds under 24 months.
3. Cattle which are sent directly to a Federally approved slaughter establishment for immediate slaughter. The cattle must be accompanied by an appropriate transport certificate.
4. Cattle that have originated from certified brucellosis free herds.

Tuberculosis

All cattle upon entering the Virgin Islands must have been found to be negative to a tuberculosis test within 30 days prior to the date of entry. Also, they must have originated from a tuberculosis free accredited herd or State or a modified accredited area from a herd tested negative within 12 months.

The date and results of the tuberculin test must be recorded on the health certificate.

Cattle which are sent directly to a Federally approved slaughter establishment for immediate slaughter are exempted from the tuberculin test requirements. However, they must be accompanied by an appropriate transport certificate.

Horses & other Equidae

All equidae entering the Virgin Islands will be required to be vaccinated for eastern and western equine encephalomyelitis. The vaccination information must be stated on the health certificate giving the date of vaccination and complete identification of the animal.

A permit to enter the Virgin Islands must be obtained from the Office of the Commissioner of Agriculture of the Virgin Islands prior to the arrival of the equidae.

All equidae entering the Virgin Islands must be tested and found negative to the AGID (Coggins) test for equine infected anemia within the last 12 months prior to entry. An exception is nursing foals accompanied in shipment by a AGID tested negative dam. The AGID (Coggins) test must be performed by a USDA approved laboratory, with samples being collected by an accredited veterinarian or State or Federal regulatory personnel. The results of the AGID (Coggins) test shall be presented in the form of an accredited certificate accompanying the official health certificate, stating the name and address of the laboratory performing the test, the date, and the results of the test.

Hogs

All swine must have a permit to enter the Virgin Islands issued by the Office of the Commissioner of Agriculture, Estate Lower Love, Kingshill, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands 00850.

Breeding and Feeder Swine

All swine entering the Virgin Islands must have an official health certificate stating:

1. That the swine originated from a certified brucellosis free herd or were found negative to a serum agglutination tube test or card test for brucellosis within 30 days prior to the date of shipment.
2. That the swine are from a certified hog cholera free State and have not been vaccinated with any anti-hog cholera vaccine or serum.
3. That the swine originated from herds not known to be infected with pseudorabies and are negative to the SN (serum neutralization) test for pseudorabies within 30 days prior to shipment.
4. That the swine did not originate from garbage fed herds.

Swine for Immediate Slaughter

Swine for immediate slaughter may enter the Virgin Islands with a prior permit issued by the Office of the Commissioner of Agriculture without further restriction provided they originated from a hog cholera free State, a pseudorabies free herd, and are consigned directly to a slaughter establishment that is Federally approved.

Sheep

All sheep and goats entering the Virgin Islands shall be accompanied by an official health certificate stating:

1. That they originated in a State officially declared free of scabies and scrapie.
2. That they are from herds that are not quarantined for any contagious or communicable disease.
3. That they are not the progeny of scrapie infected animals.
4. That they were found negative to a test for tuberculosis and brucellosis within 30 days prior to date of shipment.

The sheep must have been dipped in a USDA approved dip within 15 days prior to entry and so stated on the health certificate.

Goats

Same as sheep above. Please look above.

Pultry & Hatching Eggs

Hatching eggs, baby chicks, started chicks, turkey poults, chickens or turkeys entering the Virgin Islands must originate from flocks actively participating in the National Poultry Improvement Plan. This information shall be made available by a certificate attached to the official health certificate and both documents shall accompany the shipment.

Poultry for immediate slaughter may enter the Virgin Islands without the restrictions of the preceding paragraph if they are:

1. Consigned directly to a Federally approved slaughter establishment; and
2. Are accompanied by an appropriate transport certificate which gives the name and address of the consignee, slaughter establishment, and number of birds.

Bison, Llamas, Elk, and Rabbits

See General Requirements

Zoo, Fur-Bearing, & Other Wild Animals

Fur-bearing animals, other domesticated wild animals, and zoo animals must have a permit to enter the Virgin Islands issued by the Office of the Commissioner of Agriculture, Estate Lower Love, Kingshill, St. Croix, Virgin islands 00850, and shall be accompanied by an official health certificate.

Airport Information

If you are flying from Cyril E. King Airport or Henry E. Rohlsen Airport, then you can get more information about those airports here

Testimonials

"Blake and Raven had a wonderful journey. I don't think the trip phased them in the least. They are happily settled and enjoying life in Georgia. Kenny did a wonderful job taking care of them both. He was very conscience and caring, and made sure they were fine before leaving.

Thank you for your service. I will definitely recommend your business to anyone needing to relocate their pet family. "

Susan

"Mimi and MuiMui are doing great, they got used to the new place pretty quickly. Thank you for organizing their trip and keeping us updated throughout the time."

Adrian

"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."

Natalie

"Just wanted to let you know Alfie and Maggie arrived and looked good. They as happy to see us as we were to see them and I want to thank you for all your help getting them here safe and sound. The guy that brought them from the airport was a really good guy and made sure everything was good before he let them with us. Again many thanks!"

Larry

"Thank you again for all of your help. We were thrilled with the service you provided. Left to our own devices, I would have had no idea how to get our little friends over. You made it so painless and easy. From coordinating vaccinations and pick up in the states, to en route updates. Everything was completely seamless. And our cats are doing great. They didn’t take long to adjust at all, so I’m sure they had a good trip. We’re so glad to have them here with us and thank you so much for all your help!"

Genevieve