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Old 31-01-2011, 06:15   #16
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I was merely responding to the OPs point of having a pet passport In the EU where the system does work it doesn't apply to arrival by private boat or yacht or dinghy or blowboat or whatever you call it. I mention it as that fact is not widely known.
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Actually the EU pet passport is valid everywhere else in continental EU other than Great Britain and it's oversea areas, Gibraltar for example. To UK, you need to arrive via official routes, but in continental Europe, you can use your own boat.

We are heading for a one year cruise and need to forget about visiting UK, Channel Islands and Gibraltar due to our dog, as own boat is not acceptable for English officials.

Every other country in EU is fine with this issue.
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You are correct its the rabies free countries such as UK and its islands and Ireland that have the commercial carrier requirement

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Re: Circumnavigation with Pets

Just started researching this today...and became quite distraught after reading Noonsite's section on New Zealand, as the thought of taking off without our ship's cat Mongo (our beloved 18 lb Maine Coon boy) is just not an option. (and NZ factors highly into our plans as we will be commuter "working" cruisers) But going straight to the NZ immigration website was a bit more encouraging. It seems you CAN import cats, strict regulatory procedures, microchips, rabies shots AND titres, etc. If what the biosecurity page of the NZ immigration says is the case, we can bring him in, if we follow the procedures. Both French Polynesia Islands and Hawaii are considered "rabies free" so the quarantine period and paperwork is more manageable. I think he can handle 10 days quarantine...with daily visits from mom and dad. What I need to find out is if a stop at any of the islands on the route negate the certificates we will obtain, either in mainland US (a "controlled rabies area" or Hawaii "rabies free") As I was researching today, I said to my boyfriend (in all seriousness) , "Well this sucks....to circumvent these regulations we may have to spend 6 months in Hawaii..." to which he said, just a little sarcastically, "Oh yeah...that SUX...(smile)" Spending 6 months in HI isn't on my plan BUT would significantly improve the Cruising kitty (both RN's so work is pretty easy) But...glad I found all this now...as it seems bringing the ACTUAL kitty with us is not as easy as I had thought.
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Re: Circumnavigation with Pets

lol anyone with a maine coon or maine coon mix knows they are NOT pets-- they are the head of household......i know bubba is that!!! he runs this place on tight leash.....i go everywhere with him, and he is happy wherever we are -- we will NOT be going to new zealand or fiji--he IS my cruising kity..LOL... goood luck.
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I love Maine Coons. At least if they are like mine. :-). NZ is almost a must for us...$$wise and for southern storm season as well. I'm an optimist. It will work out. I'll follow their rules and do what needs to be done.
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Re: Circumnavigation with Pets

When I was a boy, we had a stunning Maine Coon cat and I can testify to their nature, 'Tabby' was certainly the boss!
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maine coons rule!!!! make sure ye have a chip in kats ear so doesnt get lost--mine wears a harness-- figure 8 type, and a leash and walks well on that thing-- knows he is safe when i put it on him, and if he messes up his harness, like gets a foot out, he cries to me until i fix it..LOL funny kat.... they are puuuurrrrfect kats.
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I found Bubba...what a handsome boy! They are awesome cats. I need to get cats used to harness.
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I found Bubba...what a handsome boy! They are awesome cats. I need to get cats used to harness.
i found thekind of harness best for these is a figure 8-- they dont make em anymore, of course-- bubba wears 20 inch one--- with the loop for leash under chest sohe doesnt lie down when the leash is added---- cats hate stuff on their backs. also look into critters inflatables--- ther eHAS to be one the size for our babies-- they are only pet lifesaving device with an under chin support--kats drown when tired of swimming and lay head down...... pont to think about..... but ye has to blow the vest up manually--kats hate the whoosh noise...... have fun!
yeah, is a cutie, isnt he...LOL yours are awesome also!!
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Just started researching this today...and became quite distraught after reading Noonsite's section on New Zealand, as the thought of taking off without our ship's cat Mongo (our beloved 18 lb Maine Coon boy) is just not an option. (and NZ factors highly into our plans as we will be commuter "working" cruisers) But going straight to the NZ immigration website was a bit more encouraging. It seems you CAN import cats, strict regulatory procedures, microchips, rabies shots AND titres, etc. If what the biosecurity page of the NZ immigration says is the case, we can bring him in, if we follow the procedures. Both French Polynesia Islands and Hawaii are considered "rabies free" so the quarantine period and paperwork is more manageable. I think he can handle 10 days quarantine...with daily visits from mom and dad. What I need to find out is if a stop at any of the islands on the route negate the certificates we will obtain, either in mainland US (a "controlled rabies area" or Hawaii "rabies free") As I was researching today, I said to my boyfriend (in all seriousness) , "Well this sucks....to circumvent these regulations we may have to spend 6 months in Hawaii..." to which he said, just a little sarcastically, "Oh yeah...that SUX...(smile)" Spending 6 months in HI isn't on my plan BUT would significantly improve the Cruising kitty (both RN's so work is pretty easy) But...glad I found all this now...as it seems bringing the ACTUAL kitty with us is not as easy as I had thought.
I'm bumping this thread because it's relevant to research I'm doing right now about taking our dog to the South Pacific.

It seems to me, via the various official websites, that a cat or dog does not require quarantine in FP if it's been in Hawaii for 30 days or more. Also, it seems that NZ only requires 10 day quarantine of dogs and cats that arrive from FP. OZ of course does not require any quarantine from dogs and cats from NZ.

To me, this seems like the best way to go for those wishing to circumnavigate with their 4 legged family members.

So why not go the HI>FP>NZ>OZ route?

Anyone have other practical (from experience) info to pass on?
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Re: Circumnavigation with Pets

Rumour has it that Australia will go the 10 day quarantine route next year as well...our fingers are crossed.
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Re: Circumnavigation with Pets

With the titre test, it seems alot of countries are getting more friendly, as this test proves the dog is repellant to the disease. Even the UK is lifting the quarenteen if the dog has a proper pet passport, and a titre test.

"with official route" forgot that bit... always a catch...don't see why it maters if I drive my dog or if a carrier does..
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Re: Circumnavigation with Pets

So has anyone had recent experience in the FP, NZ, OZ area they can share?
Since my last post, I've been informed that FP does NOT have quarantine facilities and that people must use facilities in Hawaii. So again this strengthens my idea of hanging out in Hawaii for a few months before making the FP jump. Obviously this cuts out Galapagos, but having a pet on board, we wouldn't taken that risk to those gorgeous islands anyway.

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Re: Circumnavigation with Pets

Hi
I'm looking for infos about New Zealand and i got some good ones. Easy to read and understand. I just posted them here for all people seaching for infos about pets. Hope it helps (helpped me alot)


http://www.biosecurity.govt.nz/files...catdog.gen.pdf

http://www.biosecurity.govt.nz/enter...ogs-cats-yacht
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Re: Circumnavigation with Pets

FWIW, some acquaintances had a pet quarantined in Noumea--and it invalidated the whole safe time aboard that they had accrued for their pet. I suspect that direct contact with each of the quarantine bodies involved will yield the best information.

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