And welcome to our International Travel page for Hawaii.  Even though Hawaii is not an international destination, the number of restrictions and regulations placed on pets when traveling to this small U.S. Pacific state are right up there with the toughest countries to break into if you are a dog or cat.

Let’s get you started.  We’ve compiled a basic list of information for you.  As stated above, Hawaii is one of the hardest countries to bring a dog or cat to because it is (rightfully) extremely protective of its delicate, unique ecosystem.  Review the information below and then reach out to East Side Animal to book your appointment.  We’ll ensure that no details of your pet’s travel to Hawaii are overlooked.


APHIS Website (Animal Plant Health Inspection Service)

USDA APHIS website for International Travel at East Side Animal Hospital



APHIS is run by the U.S Department of Agriculture and is the government body that regulates all International shipments of animals from the U.S. and sets the guidelines for travel for your dog or cat.  Visit the APHIS website if you can’t find the information that you need here, otherwise, continue to scroll down for information specific for travel to Hawaii.







Link to Hawaiian Animal Industry Division (The basics of travel to Hawaii for dogs and cats)

Reach out to the Hawaii Animal Industry Division by email  (rabiesfree@hawaii.gov)

MUST READ brochure on travel to Hawaii

Checklist of Requirements

Cat and Dog Form ( Must accompany pet during travel)



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May 29, 2017

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