The process of moving with your pet whether you are traveling to St. Kitts and Nevis or if you already live in the Federation may seem complicated. We have tried to provide you information to help make this process easier. Read through the information below and review the required forms, etc., to get a better understanding of process. Please email the Chief Veterinary Office at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Please see some required documents you can download at the bottom of this page that will need to completed before entry to St. Kitts and Nevis.
**US Dept of Agriculture Import Links ** Check with your individual country for specific requirements
The process of shipping a pet can be very stressful for everyone involved. To minimize stress and the complicated process needed to transport your pet, we recommend hiring a qualified pet shipper.
IPATA- (International Pet and Animal Transportation Association) is an international organization that answers many questions you may have about transporting your pets and helps with oversight of the Pet Shippers that are listed as members. As most flights will connect in Miami, searching for a Pet Shippers in Miami, FL or your final destination country and city is most helpful.
Traveling can be stressful for all involved, especially for your pet who will rely on you to help get them ready.
If your pet will be traveling in a crate or carry on bag, start getting your pet used to its new travel environment as soon as you are able. We recommend no lesdthan1 month if you are able.
Put a favorite blanket, toy and treats inside the travel crate/carry-bag to encourage your pet to go inside and get used to the space. All interactions with this new space should be positive and not forced. Some pets will take to the space immediately and prefer it over old lounging spaces while others will seemingly have no interest or be fearful.
Regardless of how your pet acts/reacts toward their new travel space, stay positive and encourage use of the space multiple times a day until they are comfortable going into the space on their own with little encouragement.