I will be moving to Aruba for a two year work assignment this summer. I will be bringing my two dogs with me and have been trying to find the "official" regulations, but everything I find is different from what I found before. For example, one place says that they have to have a exam within 5 days, while others say 14. I also found one site that states that the Aruban Govt must review the vet certificate before arriving with the pet, but I have not seen that anywere else. Does anyone have any recent experience with bringing dogs to Aruba from the U.S.?
My dogs will be too big to bring in the cabin.
I bring my dog to Aruba all the time from the US. I have a home in Aruba and we are on the Island several times a year. Yes, you do need a vet certificate and proof of rabies vaccine. I get this from my vet the week before I travel. When you arrive in Aruba, you present the info to the customs agents just before you exit the airport. Never have had a problem. If you have other specific questions, feel free to send me a private message through this forum.
I like the riptide side of the island and the natural coastline.
I thought he was referring to bringing the family dog as well! If moving, I guess I couldn't imagine abandoning the beloved one, especially when those of us who are childless treat the little ones (or medium-sized ones) like our children!
I think the person is saying he's coming to Aruba with his dogs but they will have to fly in the Cargo area because of the size of the dog.
That being said, please check with your airline about the requirements for flying dogs
in cargo. I know there is a high/low temperature rule about where you are flying to and
leaving from because the cargo cabins are not temperature controlled. I believe you can
rent carriers from the airlines.
PS Andrea you ARE brilliant - never doubted it for a minute!