Bringing your pet to Guam requires significant time and preparation. Don't worry, our team of experts is here to support you every step of the way. We can provide a clear explanation of what to expect and manage your pet's entire relocation, so you don't have to go through it alone.
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What to Know Before Bringing Dogs and Cats to Guam
Microchip and Vaccinations
Make sure your pet meets these basic requirements so you can begin the import process.
Blood Tests and Other Treatments
The timeline for travel starts with your pet's first rabies vaccine.
Any veterinarian may administer the rabies vaccines, but the titer blood draw must be performed by a USDA accredited veterinarian.
Once your pet's blood test is completed, the documentation process begins!
Quarantine and other information
If you follow our guidelines, your pet should be able to complete their quarantine in your home.
Flight Routing to Guam
Guam adheres to strict rules as to which airlines live animals can arrive on.
Guam Pet Import Requirements and Timeline
Microchip and Vaccinations
Time frame: at least 90 days before departure date.
Does your pet have records in multiple locations? Is your veterinarian properly accredited? Are all required vaccinations in line with import and export regulations? There is a lot to consider. We’ve got you covered!
Guam requires multiple vaccines and a blood test, which typically results in 3-4 vet visits, all of which we will manage. Our team also provides sample documents to help ensure everything is properly filled out and signed the first time. Our relocation coordinators manage an average of 190 vet visits per month and stay current on regulatory changes so you and your vet don’t have to.
All pets entering Guam must have a microchip, two rabies vaccines, a passing TITER test, and other vaccinations and treatments. Read more below for specific details and requirements.
How to start the process of moving your pet to Guam
- Pets must have an electronic microchip implanted (required before an OIE-FAVN rabies blood test is performed).
- Your veterinarian must scan the microchip to verify that it is working and that the microchip number is correct on all documentation.
Rabies Vaccination and Certificate
- Pets should be vaccinated at least twice for rabies in their lifetime. These rabies vaccines should be administered more than 30 days apart.
- The most recent rabies vaccination should be done no more than 12 months before the date of arrival in Guam for a 1-year rabies vaccine or no more than 36 months before a 3-year rabies vaccine.
- The date and type of vaccine must be indicated on the pet’s vaccination and health certificate.
- The following vaccinations must be given at least 10 days and not more than 1 year before arrival in Guam.
- Canine Distemper
- Canine Infectious Hepatitis or Adenovirus-2
- Canine Parvovirus
- Canine Leptospirosis
- Canine Parainfluenza
- Canine Bordetella
- Feline Calicivirus
- Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis
- Cat Enteritis (Feline Panieukopaenia)
FAVN Blood Test
Make sure testing and treatments are done on time.
To avoid a stay in commercial quarantine in Guam, make sure your pet has their vaccine and blood test done at the correct time. Our team of experts will ensure that all required steps are taken properly to prevent delays or issues with your pet's transportation to Guam.
Make sure strict timelines are met.
OIE-FAVN Rabies Blood Test
- First, ensure your pet has a valid rabies vaccine (at least the second vaccine he or she has had in their life). Once that rabies vaccine is at least 30 days old, your pet must have their blood drawn for a rabies antibody test by an accredited veterinarian to ensure that the vaccination has provided adequate rabies antibody levels. This Rabies Antibody test should take no more than 12 months and no less than 120 days before the arrival date in Guam. The day the approved laboratory receives the blood sample counts is the first day for the 120-day countdown.
- Military personnel can obtain the results from the Food Analysis & Diagnostic Laboratory in Fort Sam Houston, TX. All other blood samples must be sent to Kansas State University for processing.
- You must have a copy of the successful blood test results showing the pet’s microchip number.
- Make sure your veterinarian lists “Guam” as the destination on the blood test submission form. KSU and DOD will then automatically send your pet’s results to Guam.
Time frame: at least 30 days after your pet's most recent first rabies vaccine.
Your veterinarian must issue two signed rabies vaccine certificates and submit the blood draw for the rabies titer test to an approved lab. The timing of these documents is crucial. Our team will work closely with your veterinarian to ensure all paperwork is submitted on time and with accuracy, so you can have peace of mind that your pet will be cleared to enter Guam without any issues.
What happens if your veterinarian isn't accredited?
- Your dedicated relocation coordinator has likely already worked with an accredited vet in your area, or can recommend one.
- At this stage, we provide detailed templates for your veterinarian and answer any questions regarding the proper completion of the required form.
- It's not uncommon for a client's veterinarian to lack these required credentials for import. However, we can provide guidance with this process if they'd like to become accredited.
- Did you know about the timeline for the final vet visit? In order to avoid delays, we include this in our service with a veterinarian we know and trust with international travel preparation!
Time frame: within 10 days of departure.
Once you have your test results back, you'll need to make an appointment with a USDA accredited veterinarian within 10 days of your planned travel date.
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Obtaining An Entry Permit
Upon arrival in Guam, your pets must have an entry permit to avoid commercial quarantine. To obtain this permit, you must submit an original signature or carbon copies of rabies vaccination certificates for the two most recent rabies vaccinations with an application for an entry permit to the Department of Agriculture. Certificates must contain the following:
- Vaccine name
- Lot or serial number
- Booster interval
- Vaccination date
- Expiration date
The Department of Agriculture recommends sending documents 2-3 months before arrival to ensure enough time for review. Also, remember that all original documents will need to travel with your pet to Guam, so you must allow time to return the documents.
Fee payments are accepted by cashier’s check or money order only (pet’s microchip number must be included with payment), payable to: “Treasurer of Guam.”
- $60/animal permit
- $5/pet license per licensed year
Documents must be sent to:
Department of Agriculture
Animal Health Section
163 Dairy Road
Mangilao, Guam 96913
Do not send each document separately. Send all documents in as a set.
Final Veterinary Appointment
An original health certificate, done within 10 days of arrival in Guam, must travel with our pet. This should include the microchip number and the date of implantation, the name of the rabies vaccination, the lot or serial number, the expiration date of the lot, and the date the rabies was given.
Pets must be treated for ticks with a Fipronil product or an equivalent, long-acting product (Revolution is unacceptable) within 14 days of arrival. The product name and treatment date should be recorded on the health certificate.
Quarantine and other information
Your pet should be able to complete quarantine in home
If your pet does not meet the above requirements upon entry to Guam, they must complete 120 days in a state quarantine facility.
Home Quarantine for Pets in Guam
Home quarantine for 120 days upon arrival is allowed for pets from the United States or an overseas United States military installation if all the above requirements are completed and the Rabies FAVN blood test result is at least 1.0 IU/m.
If your pets cannot meet these requirements and pets that arrive without a valid entry permit will be subject to substantial fines and full 120-day commercial quarantine.
If Honolulu is not your destination
Flight Routing to Guam
There are limited options for flying pets to Guam from the United States, which leaves some breeds even fewer options.
Extra steps you need to take.
Guam pet relocation update:
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, United Airlines has temporarily suspended its PetSafe program, affecting pet transportation to and from Guam.
However, there may be some exceptions for military moves. We monitor the situation closely and update this page as new information becomes available. In the meantime, we are exploring charter flights and other private transportation options to help relocate your pets. Please contact us if you are interested in exploring these options for your pet's travel needs.