You can bring your pet to Roatan! Taking your dog, cat, bird, or other pet to Roatan includes:
• Flying on a pet-friendly airline
Airlines that Fly to Roatan with Pets
Delta, Continental, and American Airlines allow small pets to fly in-cabin if it can fit comfortably in a carrier underneath the seat in front of you. However, each airline has a maximum number of in-cabin pets allowed per flight; booking early is suggested.
Flying bigger pets requires the pet to fly as cargo. Restrictions for flying a pet as cargo include outside temperature the day of the flight and appropriate kennel accommodations. Check with your airline of choice for detailed requirements.
Local airlines in Honduras—Islena, Atlantic, and Sosa—all fly pets within Honduras, including from San Pedro Sula to Roatan. Each airline charges a different amount (ranging from a flat-fee to a per-pound charge) and have different restrictions. The ferry from La Ceiba also allows pets aboard their vessels if you choose to arrive in Roatan by boat.
Getting a Health Certificate for Roatan
The forms should be available at your local veterinarian or on the USDA website.
Pets Arriving in Honduras
You will have to wait for the veterinarian to arrive and if he or she is unavailable at the time you will be asked to come back at a later date and permitted to leave the airport. When your pet is inspected by the veterinarian you will be charged $50 and will need to show the health certificate and vaccination records.
Summary for Bringing Your Pet to Roatan
This article is current as of May 2006.
Wirtten By: Ryan Bernal
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