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Old 14-04-2013, 14:14   #31
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Originally Posted by monte
Jimbo, Jen and I will be wanting to take our DOg Balrog into Australia in a few years time. He is French. Can you tell me how long he would have to be quarantined in Fizi or Australia or if there is a tactic that can avoid any quarantine? Thanks
No tactic to avoid quarantine in Oz.

Quarantine in Oz is 30 or 90 days depending on the previous countries you visited and which have rabies. So give Vanuatu a miss, spend at least 6 months between Panama and Australia and make Fiji your last port before Australia. No problem then with 30 days quarantine. If you want to avoid quarantine in Fiji, pay the bond and don't take your dog ashore. If they find your dog has been ashore, they will use your bond to pay the vet to kill your dog.


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Old 14-04-2013, 23:58   #32
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Ditto on that. We have a great ol cat that we got when we lived in England and spent quite a bit shipping her back to the states, and would hate to give her up to my mom.
I can only tell you about the BVIs, but we feel this is the strictest in the Caribbean and hope not to have a problem down island. We successfully brought our two cats into the BVIs from Puerto Rico via the USA and had no problems. However, we contacted the Dept. of Agriculture in the BVIs prior to our arrival to get the requirements/forms for importing an animal into the country and submitted them for approval prior to arriving.

I did think it was interesting when we arrived that we were asked to bring the cats ashore for inspection rather than the official coming to the boat. I'm not sure the cats fully enjoyed their first dingy ride, or their first encounter with chickens (almost as big as them), or the pelican that scared the sh!! out of them as it dive bombed into the water about four feet away as we were walking down the dinghy dock to go back to the boat! But the BVI official was great and very friendly.

I will let you know how it goes as we move down island this summer.

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