Are you considering visiting Grenada with your pet?
The warm Grenadian hospitality not only extends to you as a visitor but also to your friendly companion!
The process is seamless and effortless.
In this guide, we cover all your need to know to assist you as you prepare your pet for travel to the isle of Spice.
How To Travel To Grenada With A Pet
For the importation for all animals including birds, insects and reptiles an import permit is required.
To obtain a permit, the pet owner must obtain a Health Certificate. This must be issued by your local veterinarian in the last two weeks prior to arrival.
This document must have an official stamp and signature.
Vaccination records against Rabies must be within the last twelve (12) months prior to arrival and has a certificate of proof.
This must be obtained from your local Veterinarian before travelling with your pet(s) or animal.
Once obtained a formal request for a permit must be completed. Information must include the age, sex. color and breed of the animal.
Additionally, this request must include the expected port of entry, the airline, date and time of arrival.
The request for the permit must be sent to:
Veterinary & Livestock Division
Ministry of Agriculture & Lands
1 (473) 440-3083/440 2708 (extension 26832)
Email: [email protected]
Once the Ministry of Agriculture determines that the information is satisfactory, the permit is issued and will be sent to you by either fax or email.
This permit must be presented to the custom division at the port of entry. This documentation must be accompanied by the vaccination documentation and the Health Certificate.
The vaccination documentation must confirm that the animal has been vaccinated against Rabbies, Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parvovirus and pare Influenza within the last 12 months.
The charge for bringing the pet to the island is 67.9% of the cost of the animal.
All import permits must be approved by The Chef Vet & Livestock Officer.
Based on the laws of Grenada, the illegal importation of animals is liable to a fine of $3000 and imprisonment for three months.
Travel Tips To Grenada With A Pet
Dog and cat food as well as cat litter is available for sale at the major supermarkets on the island.
The major grocery stores are Real Value IGA Supermarket, Foodland and Food Fair.
Peradventure you have an emergency, local veterinarian Dr. Carter is one of the best on the island. You can reach him on email at [email protected] or 14734597999.
If you are planning a return trip to Grenada in the future, it is prudent to retain your receipts to avoid paying charges twice for the same animal.
The official currency used in Grenada is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar. US dollars are readily accepted for transactions. For ease of doing business, it is best to have US bank notes of smaller denominations.
If you are staying at a resort, it is best to confirm in advance whether the pet will be accommodated.
Pet friendly resorts and hotels may require an additional deposit for this service.
The official language on the island is English.
We trust that you found this information helpful as you travel with your pet to Grenada.
Do not forget to check out Grand Anse Beach, swim in the waterfalls, try the chocolate delicacies and take pictures at the Welcome Stone in St Patrick during your stay.
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