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Hawaii (US)

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Importing country requirements

It is the exporter's responsibility to ensure that the animal meets the importing country requirements. The requirements to import live animals into the State of Hawaii are different to those of the continental United States.

Information about the process required to import animals into the State of Hawaii can be found on the State of Hawaii Department of Agriculture’s website.

Once on this page follow these links to the checklist for pets arriving from British Isles, Australia, Guam, and New Zealand:

Importing Plants & Animals > Importing animals > For information on rabies quarantine for dogs and cats > Pets from Areas Exempted from Rabies Quarantine, Checklist for Pets Arriving from British Isles, Australia, Guam and New Zealand

Note: Where an importing country issues an import permit, the exporter must ensure the animal meets any requirements in the permit.

Health requirements

As required by the importing country.

Special conditions

As required by the importing country.

Other requirements

Transport requirements

The importing country may have specific transport requirements and you should check this.

Return to australia

If your animal is returning to Australia, you should make yourself familiar with the Department of Agriculture's requirements for importing live animals  into Australia. This is important as your animal may have been exposed to diseases that do not occur in Australia.

Basis for entry

Protocol negotiated 18 March 1993

Entry last reviewed 24 December 2019

Latest updates

Last updated: 1/04/2023 12:05 PMCreated: 15/01/2015 12:46 PM