Cats and dogs are required to have an Import Permit issued in advance by the Department of Environmental Protection to be brought into Bermuda.

The main provisions required for an import permit as it applies to dogs and cats are include, but are not limited to:

A veterinary health certificate issued within 10 days before your arrival in Bermuda.

The animal has been implanted with a microchip that may be read by a standard microchip reader, i.e. ISO, FECAVA, European/International or AVID-USA chip.

A veterinary statement that the animal has been treated on the day of examination with an acaricidal preparation (against ticks).

A veterinary statement that, as best as can be ascertained by your knowledge and through questioning, the animal has not been exposed to rabies nor been present in an officially quarantined rabies area within the last 6 months.

Import permits must be acquired in advance. For a full list of requirements and information on how to obtain a permit click here, send and email to or call 441-236-4201.

Animals arriving without proper documentation are immediately returned to country of origin, or are destroyed, at the guardian's expense.

General Information

Bermuda officially, the Bermuda Islands or the Somers Isles is a British overseas territory in the North Atlantic Ocean. Located off the east coast of the United States, it is situated around 1,770 kilometres (1,100 mi) northeast of Miami, Florida, and 1,350 kilometres (840 mi) south of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. The nearest landmass is Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, about 1,030 kilometres (640 mi) west-northwest.

The capital city is Hamilton.

It is the oldest and most populous remaining British overseas territory, settled by England a century before the Acts of Union created the Kingdom of Great Britain. Bermuda's first capital, St. George's, was settled in 1612 and is the oldest continuously inhabited English town in the Americas.

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