Pet Information

Maui Pet Information — Rules

Hawaii has specific rules with regard to pets. We provide the following information
to assist you in determining what steps you should take to comply with pet regulations
for a better stay in Maui.

Hawaii Department of Agriculture

New quarantine rules:

To qualify for a five-day pet quarantine, owners must prepare at least four months in

    • Pets will need a microchip implanted for identification
    • The pet will need a rabies shot and a booster, which can be no less than three months apart and not more than one year apart
    • Animals should have passed a blood serum test, with results e-mailed to Hawai’i officials by the testing lab. Pets cannot enter the state until 120 days after the blood sample is received by the state
    • Hawai’i officials must receive a health certificate from the pet’s veterinarian at least 10 days before the animal’s arrival, with all test results and health certificates sent by e-mail to prevent fraud
    • At the airport, animal quarantine officials will inspect every incoming pet, check its chip to confirm its identity and release the animal to its owner if everything is in order
    • The Hawai’i Department of Agriculture has published a checklist for pet owners on this PDF document.

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