The Bahamas restricts the importation of certain dog breeds – even temporarily by visitors whether arriving by commercial airline, private boat, private airplane or any other method.
The following dog breeds are restricted/banned from importation into The Bahamas:
- Pit Bull
- Presa Canario
- Cane Corso
- American Bully
- Staffordshire Terrier
- Dogo Argentiono
Any mixed breed dogs that are mixed with these breeds are also restricted, so a pit bull mix is also restricted from importation.
The following cat breeds and their mixes are restricted as well:
- Savannah Cat
- Bengal Cat
Bahamas Pet Dog/Cat Import Quarantine:
The Bahamas does not routinely quarantine dogs or cats when being imported. Certain cases may arise where it is necessary, but it is not common practice for dogs which are visually in good health and arrive with the proper import permit.
Bahamas Pet Import Requirements:
The requirements have been recently updated. Please see the updated requirements here.