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Botanical Gardens
P.O. Box HM-834
169 South Road, Paget
Bermuda DV-04

Warning: animals arriving without proper documents will be refused entry and returned to point of origin as there are no quarantine facilities in Bermuda.

Birds: parrots, parakeets and other psittacine birds must have a health certificate with special mention that the bird has had a psittacosis examination within 3 months, if recent purchase from a pet shop, or 6 months, if coming from a private home.

Dogs and cats must have a microchip implant and be accompanied by:

General health certificate issued within 10 days prior to arrival by a licensed veterinarian identifying the animal by reference to breed, sex, age and colour (corresponding to microchip identification), and certifying that:

It is not infected with any communicable disease or carrying any external parasite; and

It has not, so far as is ascertainable by reasonable inquiry, been infected or exposed to rabies, and has not been present within the last 6 months in an area officially quarantined or designated as a rabies area; and

It has been vaccinated since attaining the age of 3 months with the U.S.D.A. approved canine rabies vaccine against the canine virus not less than 1 month nor more than 12 months prior to date of arrival in Bermuda.

Exempt from rabies vaccination are dogs and cats landing directly from Australia, Great Britain, Ireland (Rep. of)), Jamaica or New Zealand.

The importer should apply for an Import Permit (incl. for birds) as far as possible in advance of arrival, by letter or application form, to be sent to the address below. Application must specify particulars of the animal(s) involved and origin of shipment. In order to simplify this process, application forms (not permits) are available from any of the Bermuda Department of Tourism Offices abroad (in U.S.A.: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, New York, in Canada: Toronto and in United Kingdom: London).

Upon receipt of the application, the Department of Agriculture & Fisheries will reply requesting the specific health documentation necessary for the animal in question. This information may be sent by mail, courier or by fax. If satisfied with the information supplied, the Department of Agriculture & Fisheries will issue an Import Permit for the animal.

This Import Permit (original or fax copy), together with the original health document must accompany the animal and be available for inspection upon arrival. Enquiries should be addressed to: Director, Department of Agriculture & Fisheries, P.O. Box HM 834, Hamilton HM CX, Bermuda. Tel: (441) 236-4201 or Fax: (441) 236-7582 or Telex 3246 CWAGY-BA.

A certificate stating the dog or cat has not been kept within thirty miles of a foot and mouth disease infected area during the thirty days prior to shipment.

Dogs remaining in Bermuda over 28 days must be licensed at the Department of Environmental Protection, Paget, Bermuda.

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