Kingston - Post Report Question and Answers

Are qualified veterinarians and/or good kennel services available? Do animals need to be quarantined upon entry to the country? Are there other considerations regarding pets that are particular to this country?

Importing pets to Jamaica is a challenge. You will want to do LOTS of research on this before embarking. - May 2022


Yes, nowhere to walk your dogs in reality, it's not safe to walk on the streets outside your compound so dog-walking options are limited. People manage, but I do not know how. Please poop and scoop if you walk your dog, as there are limited dog walking options and there are also limited toddler walking options. - May 2022


Bringing a pet into Jamaica is possible; however, it is very expensive and involved. If you plan to do it, start the process about six months before coming to post. - Jan 2020


It is very hard, nearly impossible to bring a pet to Post, although this is easing. A lot of people adopt pets on the island. Veterinary care is not cheap, and is not comparable to U.S. standards. - Aug 2018


Only pets from the UK allowed to enter. No other pets AT ALL. Strays abound if you want to adopt! - Jun 2018


NO pets are allowed to be imported. However, lots of families have adopted pets during their time here. Vet care is good and affordable. - Mar 2017


NO PETS and this is really a HUGE hardship. - Apr 2016


No pets are allowed to be brought onto the island. - Dec 2014


Pets are not allowed into the country unless they come from the U.K. - Mar 2014


Pets are not allowed, except with some complicated quarantine system involving sending them to the UK for 6 months first. Not a good choice for those with pets. - Dec 2013


Cats and dogs cannot be imported into Jamaica, unless from the UK, and only if they have not had rabies shots. - Aug 2011


No pets from US are allowed. There is no rabies on the island, and the country wants to keep it that way. - Nov 2009


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