Traveling from Hawaii with a pet? Find out what you need to know here.
Why is it so hard to bring a pet to Hawaii?
Hawaii is the only rabies-free state in the U.S.A. Our animal quarantine laws are designed to protect residents and pets from the serious (and often fatal) health risks associated with the spread of the rabies virus.
The Quarantine Office recommends that you contact them by email instead of phone. Many of your questions can by answered by reading all the information provided on the website first.
Here are some quick links to get you started:
Links are provided for your convenience and are up-to-date as of 1/8/2019. Please ensure you have the latest version of any checklists, forms or instructions by visiting the site directly.
- Five-day-or-less program
- Resident dogs and cats returning to Hawaii under five-day-or-less program
- Direct release at Kona, Kahului or Lihue airports
- Pets arriving from British Isles, Gram, Australia, or New Zealand
Contact the Rabies Quarantine Office:
State of Hawaii Department of Agriculture Animal Industry Division
Rabies Quarantine Branch
99-951 Halawa Valley Street
Alea, HI 96701-5602
Phone: (808) 463-7157
Fax (808) 463-7161
Or hire a professional to help: