We have a dog on the boat and have been to the Bahamas
. Just a little extra paperwork, but it has been easy. We are on a catamaran
and the dog has a pad to use inside or when the weather
is bad, otherwise, she uses the net up front. We don't ever have to take her ashore to go potty, only for exploring when it makes sense. I know there can be issues with other countries, but the Bahamas
For the Bahamas, fill out the application ahead of time and send it to them and use the service
for the fax back option. They will send you the permit
and the health
cert to have your vet fill out. You do not need an international health
cert, just the paper that was sent to you signed by your vet. It does not have to be completed within 24 hours when clearing in on your private vessel, just have it completed reasonably close to the time before you leave the US. Your permit
and signed health cert will clear the pet in through customs
when you clear the boat in.
There is some confusion about leaving and seeing a vet. After multiple phone
calls to. Various Bahamian entities, we were told we did not have to clear out and did not have to clear the dog out, just leave. So when it was time for us to come back to the US for hurricane
season, we just left.
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