Department of Family Medicine
Newcomer Information - Pet
(Below are questions that previous incoming interns had concerning their move to Hawai'i and the Graduate Medical Office response to these questions. Please review the following to see if your question has been answered before.)
I had some questions concerning the new $550 allowance for pet quarantine. Am I eligible to receive it? Is it a one-time pay out? One of my cats failed the rabies titer and will be delayed in his arrival in Hawaii. The other cat will be traveling around the same time my husband and I will.
You are eligible. Details regarding the entitlement are in Section U5805 of the Joint Federal Travel Regulation. It is a one-time payout normally done through electronic funds transfer. $550 is the maximum regardless of the number of pets. You will schedule an appointment with the travel clerk at the Defense Military Finance Office at Ft. Shafter after you arrive to complete the necessary paperwork. You will not be reimbursed for the transport of your pets to Hawaii.
Please check the State of Hawai'i Agriculture Web site for information on bringing your pets to Hawai'i.
I have a small parrot that is coming with me to Hawai'i, do you have any information about requirements I have to complete for him to accompany me?
My wife sent the following query to the State's Department of Agriculture yesterday outlining her understanding of the requirements:
PRE-SHIPMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR PET BIRDS (except budgies)
1. Import Permit from the Plant Quarantine Branch. Call (808) 832-0566.
2. Poultry and Bird Import Permit from the Livestock Disease Control Branch. Must be affixed to shipping crate. Issued only to accredited veterinarians. Call (808) 837-8092, 7 days a week, 8:00AM through 4:30PM Hawaii Standard Time or email request to email@example.com.
3. Health Certificate. Issued within 10 days of entry. Must include:
a. Description of bird(s).
b. Leg band or microchip numbers (except budgies, canaries, cockatiels, doves, finches, lovebirds).
c. Statement birds are free of external parasites and symptoms of transmiss-ible diseases or evidence of recent exposure to parasites or diseases.
d. Statement birds have not been vaccinated with a vaccine containing a live agent during the 60 day period before shipment.
4. 7-Day Isolation: Birds must be isolated in a mosquito-free/mosquito-proof en-closure under the supervision of the veterinarian issuing the health certificate. The isolation must be for a minimum of 7 days (168 hrs), and birds must enter the State within 36 hrs of completion of the isolation.
5. The bird(s) shall be released and shipped in a mosquito-proof container.
1. ENTRY INTO THE STATE WILL BE PERMITTED ONLY THROUGH THE HONOLULU INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, AND
2. NO IMPORTATION THROUGH THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE.
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