5 Day or Less Program-adapted
Direct Airport Release
Guide or Service Dogs
Special Pre-Arrival Considerations
The five-day-or-less quarantine program allows for direct release from the airport if all the pre-arrival requirements are completed and all the required paperwork is submitted at least ten days prior to arrival.
The cost for direct release will be $185. If the pet must be held for five days or less, the cost will be $244.
Owners are responsible to ensure all documents are in order and all requirements are met.
State of Hawaii Animal Quarantine Branch
99-951 Halawa Valley Street
Aiea, Hawaii 96701
Main office (808) 483-7151
Due to the minimum amount of time needed to prepare a puppy or kitten to meet the requirements of the 5-Day-Or-Less program, a puppy or kitten will be about 10 months of age by the time the preparations are completed. Puppies and kittens not able to meet all of the requirements for the 5-Day-Or-Less program will be quarantined for 120 days.
If your pet is very old, very young (less than 9 weeks of age), chronically ill, or debilitated animals should not be shipped. Pregnant animals are prohibited from entering. Animals that are discovered pregnant during quarantine shall be hospitalized at an approved veterinary facility at the owner’s expense. Owners with pets that experience difficulties during warm weather should use caution whenever shipping pets to Hawaii.
Owners of pets with these or other special medical requirements must register and arrange for quarantine of their pet at an approved veterinary hospital before arriving in Hawaii. High temperatures and high humidity usually peak during May through October. Pet enclosures at the Animal Quarantine Station are outdoor kennels.
Pet owners should consult with their veterinarians regarding potential pet hazards in Hawaii such as toads and poisonous plants. Persons importing pets into the State of Hawaii do so at their own risk. The State will not assume liability for any consequences resulting from shipment or confinement aside from negligence. The owner assumes all liability by presenting the animal for quarantine.
Visit the State of Hawaii Department of Agriculture for more Information on the Steps Involved in the Process of Bringing Your Fur Family into the State of Hawaii from the U.S. Mainland
Dog or Cat Import Form AQS 279
FAQ for Animal Quarantine
WEST HAWAI'I VETRINARY OFFICES AND HOSPITALS
DIRECT RELEASE AIRPORT RELEASE APPROVED CLINIS NOTED BELOW
CONTACT CLINIC FOR MORE INFORMATION
Kona Veterinary Service
73-4730 Old Mamalahoa Hwy, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Phone: (808) 325-6637