RULES SUMMARY: Pets will need a microchip implanted for identification. The pet will need a rabies shot and a booster, which can be no less than three months apart and not more than one year apart. Animals should have passed a blood serum test, with results e-mailed to Hawaii officials by the testing lab.
Dogs under eight months that will be entering Canada for resale, breeding purposes, dog shows, scientific research, training or adoption require a rabies vaccination certificate, a microchip, an import permit and a veterinary certificate of health.
Only dogs and cats can be transported into Hawaii. To maintain this unique status, strict guidelines and specific programs must be completed before your dog or cat will be accepted into the state of Hawaii.
Full 120-Day Quarantine Program: $1,080 per pet. 5 Day-or-Less Quarantine Program: $224 per pet. Direct Release Program at the Airport: $185 per pet. Early Arrivals: All pets arriving before the eligible date of entry will be quarantined and you'll be charged $14.30 each day in addition to program fees.
To enter Hawaii, your pet must first be microchipped with an ISO 11784 pet microchip that is a 15 digit and non-encrypted. The certificate from your veterinarian must state the number of the microchip and it must contain the fact that the veterinarian was able to scan the chip successfully.
It takes about five months, so planning ahead is crucial. And it's not cheap. Vet bills, the FAVN rabies titer test, the $145 import fee, health certificates prior to travel, very specific flea/tick meds (Fipronil, not Revolution), and additional airfare if your dog is not an ESA add up quickly.
Health Certificate & Import Form Notarized Dog and Cat Import Form (AQS 279) is required for entry to Hawaii. A licensed veterinarian must complete a Veterinary Certificate for Hawaii in English. It must be an original - no photocopies are allowed.
Hawaii is a rabies-free state. To keep it that way, any pets that are moving from the mainland have to go through a flurry of tests and have full documentation. Hawaii Pet Quarantine can last up to 120 days - a stressful experience for your furry family member. It doesn't have to be that way.
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