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    I read that St. Maarten will not allow pets in from Central America. Is this true. We have a Great Dane that we need to take with us? Any help appreciated.

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    Re: From Panama to St. Maarten

    If you enter the French side then there is no such restriction. Your pet must be vaccinated for rabies and accompanied by the veterinary certificate for St. Martin. Although not technically required it would be best if your pet was micro chipped with the ISO 15 digit microchip and had a blood titer test in advance of travel by at least 30 days. The rules and forms for St. Martin are available here: http://pettravelstore.com/products/Pet-Passport-St-Martin.html
    Jerry

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    • #3
      Re: From Panama to St. Maarten

      the Airport is on the Dutch side. How would one enter on the French side?

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      • #4
        Re: From Panama to St. Maarten

        My first response to your question was not accurate. I have reviewed the rules for St. Martin (Dutch Portion) and I find no such prohibition against pets coming from Central America. Please advise where you saw this information.
        Jerry

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        • #5
          Re: From Panama to St. Maarten

          Here is what I found
          http://www.dogfriendly.com/server/travel/info/customs/travelcustoms.shtml


          https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/tcsneakpreview/page/customrules/SX/rules.htm#Pets

          Dogs entering St. Maarten/St. Martin are required to have a Veterinarian Good Health Certificate issued from their point of origin not earlier than 2 weeks before arrival and an electronic implanted micro-chip. Vaccines against rabies and canine distemper must also be given at least 30 days prior to arrival.

          With the exception of dogs from Suriname, dogs (also in transit) from Central and South America are prohibited.

          Is this not true?

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          • #6
            Re: From Panama to St. Maarten

            This is the address of the government website and it does not mention a ban on pets from Central America.
            http://www.sintmaartengov.org/Visitors/Pages/TravelInformation.aspx

            You need an import permit to take your pet into St. Martin and here is the contact information for the person who issues those permits. He can probably answer your question.
            Mervyn.Butcher@sintmaartengov.org

            Mervyn Butcher
            Inspection Dept. TEATT - Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries.
            Zoutsteeg nr. 3,
            Philipsburg.
            St. Maarten.
            Tel: +1 (721) 543 7820(O) / +1 (721) 580 9443 (M)
            Fax: +1 (721) 543 7822

            Jerry

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            • #7
              Re: From Panama to St. Maarten

              thanks for all the information guys
              Last edited by admin; 03-04-2013, 01:40 PM. Reason: no link backs please

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              • #8
                Re: From Panama to St. Maarten

                We are still planning to bring our dog.--a Great Dane. Now we are trying to find a crate large enough. Do you have any recommendations for who builds these crates for the giant breed dogs? Thanks so much for the great information





                Originally posted by Jerry View Post
                This is the address of the government website and it does not mention a ban on pets from Central America.
                http://www.sintmaartengov.org/Visitors/Pages/TravelInformation.aspx

                You need an import permit to take your pet into St. Martin and here is the contact information for the person who issues those permits. He can probably answer your question.
                Mervyn.Butcher@sintmaartengov.org

                Mervyn Butcher
                Inspection Dept. TEATT - Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries.
                Zoutsteeg nr. 3,
                Philipsburg.
                St. Maarten.
                Tel: +1 (721) 543 7820(O) / +1 (721) 580 9443 (M)
                Fax: +1 (721) 543 7822

                Jerry

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