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Pet Quarantine

If you have pets, make sure to read up on the quarantine process. Hawaii is a rabies-free state. It is crucial that you follow the quarantine rules to the letter and make sure to complete the checklists in advance so not to extend your pets stay in quarantine.

Hawaii has recently updated its quarantine policy. If your cat meets the pre and post requirements, then they may qualify for 5 day or less quarantine or direct airport release. Pets may now qualify for direct release Oahu, the Big Island, Maui, and Kauai.

The law requires that dogs and cats that don't meet all of the specific 5 day or less program requirements be quarantined for up to 120 days upon arrival.

Pets that fly on commercial airlines must be in the cargo hold. It is important to schedule your move in a month that your airline will allow your pet to fly. Some airlines restrict animals to be flown when the weather is too hot or too cold. You MUST check with your airline in advance by calling them and getting all the details for your specific geographic location. It is usually not recommended to sedate your pets or give them medication before a long flight, but check with your veterinarian.

Private jets have become an alternative to flying your pet on a commercial plan lately. Several people have opted to share the cost of a private plane in order to spare their pets the ordeal of flying in cargo. There are different private airlines that you can work with. Some will also allow for you to book just 1 leg of the trip.

Below you will find some of the information regarding the Pet Quarantine Process in Hawaii. It is highly recommended that you visit the official State of Hawaii Quarantine Site to ensure that you have all of the most recent information.

General Hawaii Quarantine Links:

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