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post #13 of Old 07-07-2017
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Re: Safety on board when sailing alone

Traveling with a dog, outside of the US can be a hassle. The Bahamas and British Virgin Islands, and other countries, require a pet import permit which includes an APHIS health certificate and a rabies titer blood test (It requires blood to be drawn and sent to one of the certified testing centers). Even the US Virgin Islands requires a certified health certificate and a 6 month current rabies vaccination. My state only requires a rabies vaccination every two years, so the USVI has more restrictive requirements.

So, if you want to travel with a gun or a dog, it is easier to confine your cruising to the continental United States.
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