Hawaii's Animal Quarantine Laws

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.  

Click on the link below to read about Hawaii's quarantine laws and frequently asked questions (FAQ).  Also provided are detailed checklists for the "5-Day-Or-Less Program" for pets entering the state and checklists for "Resident Dogs and Cats Located in Hawaii that are Departing and Returning to Hawaii Under the 5-Day-Or-Less Program".   The Dog and Cat Import Form is provided as a PDF (downloadable) document. 

There is also a summary that will be useful for your veterinarian listing the requirements for health certification, microchip requirement, rabies vaccination intervals, FAVN (rabies) blood test and waiting periods. 

Rabies Quarantine Website



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
rabiesfree@hawaii.gov

Due to the large volume of phone calls, the best way to contact the Animal Quarantine Station is via email but please be sure to read all the information on their website first.