Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Cat
From: Puerto Rico
To: South Carolina
I want to be sure to have all the necessary requirements for transporting my cat to South Carolina. I will be flying Jet Blue and will be taking the cat as a carry on.
I'm not sure if Puerto Rico is rabies free or if I need to get a rabies vaccine. It is my understanding that I will need a health certificate from the vet within 10 days of the flight.
Please advise as to what, if anything I am missing. Thank you.
Thanks for your questions. Pet travel from Puerto Rico to the United States can be carried out the same way as a domestic (within the US) move, so all you need is proof that your cat is up to date on the rabies vaccine and you need a vet health certificate, as you mentioned. Here is a rundown of the US pet import rules.
Be sure to contact the airline to find out about any additional details they may require, and let us know if you have any more questions.
Thanks again for the question, and good luck with everything!