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Bonjour à tous,
L'un ou l'une d'entre vous a-t-il eu l'occasion de voyager aux USA avec un animal de compagnie? Est-il difficile de passer les douanes si on a les bons papiers? Les douaniers sont-ils pointilleux? Comme les Américains n'écrivent pas les dates abrégées de la même manière que nous, avez-vous eu des problèmes à faire accepter le certificat de vaccination de votre animal par les douaniers? Une fois les douanes passées, je sais que ça ira bien. C'est aux douanes que je m'inquiète un peu!
J'ai pas fait l'expérience. Selon le site des douanes américaines, si ton chien semble en santé et qu'il a été vacciné contre la rage dans les derniers 30 jours (carnet de vaccins), ca semble bien passer.
If you plan to take your pet abroad or import one on your return, please review a copy of the CBP brochure Pets and Wildlife. You should also check with state, county and local authorities to learn if their restrictions and prohibitions on pets are stricter than federal requirements.
Importing animals is closely regulated for public health reasons and also for the well-being of the animals. There are restrictions and prohibitions on bringing many species into the United States.
Cats are subject to inspection at ports of entry and may be denied entry into the United States if they have evidence of an infectious disease that can be transmitted to humans. If a cat appears to be ill, further examination by a licensed veterinarian at the owner's expense might be required at the port of entry.
Cats are not required to have proof of rabies vaccination for importation into the United States. However, some states require vaccination of cats for rabies, so it is a good idea to check with state and local health authorities at your final destination.
All pet cats arriving in the state of Hawaii and the territory of Guam, even from the U.S. mainland, are subject to locally imposed quarantine requirements.
Dogs must also be free of evidence of diseases that could be communicable to humans. A general certificate of health is not required by CDC for entry of pet dogs into the United States, although some airlines or states may require them. Dogs must have a certificate showing they have been vaccinated against rabies greater than or equal to 30 days prior to entry into the United States. This certificate should identify the dog, show the date of vaccination, the date it expires (there are one-year and three-year vaccinations), and be signed by a licensed veterinarian. If the certificate does not have an expiration date, CBP will accept it as long as the dog was vaccinated 12 months or less before coming to the United States. Dogs coming from rabies free countries do not have to be vaccinated.
These requirements apply equally to service animals such as Seeing Eye dogs.
Dogs not accompanied by proof of rabies vaccination, including those that are too young to be vaccinated (i.e. less than 3 months of age), may be admitted if the importer completes a confinement agreement (see below) and confines the animal until it is considered adequately vaccinated against rabies (the vaccine is not considered effective until 30 days after the date of vaccination). Spanish, French and Russian translations of form CDC 75.37 are available, but must be completed in English.
Confinement agreements may be found at the CDC's Isolation and Quarantine page or through your quarantine officer at the port of entry. ( Isolation and Quarantine )
Dogs that are too young to be vaccinated (i.e. less than 3 months of age) must be kept in confinement until they are old enough to be vaccinated, and then confined for at least 30 days after the date of vaccination.