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Entering Hawaii from Mainland US or Elsewhere

Department of Agriculture
Rabies Quarantine Branch
99-951 Halawa Valley Street
Aiea, Hawaii 96701-5602
Telephone Number:(808) 483-7151 

Hawaii has much stricter pet admissions procedures than the continental U.S. This is due to the fact that Hawaii is a rabies-free territory and wants to remain as such. People traveling with pets to Hawaii from the mainland U.S. or Alaska must have their pets meet the requirements as well. With the exception of exemptions from the rabies-free countries of New Zealand, Australia, Guam and the British Isles, all dogs entering Hawaii must complete either the 120-day or 5-day-or-less rabies quarantine. Through the 5 day or less quarantine program it is possible to take your dog directly out of the airport with you if all steps are properly followed. answers a number of questions regarding quarantine regulations. is the official brochure regarding Hawaii Rabies Quarantine, and covers fees, pertinent procedural information for pets coming into Hawaii, pet admissions upon arrival, and care for your pet before/during and after quarantine.

Pets coming into Hawaii are required to have a micro-chip implant, a health certificate issued by an accredited veterinarian within 14 days prior to arrival, be vaccinated for common infectious agents, and have their rabies vaccination completed with an approved inactivated rabies vaccine. Dogs over 90 days of age at the time of arrival must be vaccinated not less then 10 days—nor more than the manufacturer’s recommended booster interval before arrival against: Canine distemper virus, canine infectious hepatitis virus or canine adenovirus-2, canine parvovirus, canine parainfluenza virus, leptospirosis, bordetella bronchiseptica (kennel cough). Canine coronavirus is recommended but optional. Puppies between 2-3 months are to be vaccinated according to AVMA guidelines.

Honolulu is the only port of entry for ALL animals. Your pet must first come to the Animal Quarantine Station on Oahu for positive identification and examination. Inspection hours for dog and cats at Honolulu International Airport (HNL) are between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily, including weekends and holidays. This is very important information for visitors who are qualifying their pets for direct release. Flights should be arranged to arrive by 3:30 pm to assure they can be seen that day or they may have to stay overnight, and if they are not picked up by 10 am the following day a $59 charge may be added. Further important information regarding the 120 day quarantine laws, advisory updates, their “5 day or less quarantine program, contact information, reentry requirements, forms, facts, and more can be found at the following website: . The owner, consignee, handler, or carrier shall pay all expenses including private veterinary examinations and returned shipments to shipper or consignor for animals failing to meet pre-arrival requirements.

Paradise Bay Resort

Paradise Bay Resort
47-039 Lihikai Drive
Hawaii 96744
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Visit Paradise, the ultimate true Hawaii vacation experience. In paradise we treat everyone like family, especially your furry friends!

Paradise Bay Resort offers the most stunning natural setting and is the best kept secret on Oahu. The resort is just minutes from Kailua, Lanikai and Kualoa Beaches with just a 30 minute drive separating us from the airport, Waikiki and the North Shore.

The resort offers a wide variety of room sizes from studios up to 5 bedroom suites. Each suite offers a full kitchen or kitchenette, and most suites offer a spacious and private covered lanai, with ocean, bay and mountain views. During your stay enjoy panoramic views of the Ko'olau and Kualoa Mountains with breath taking views of Kaneohe Bay, Chinaman's Hat Island and the Pacific Ocean.

We have specially appointed pet friendly rooms as well as a newly renovated pet play area! Each furry family member is greeted with plush pet beds, healthy treats, toys, and food bowls. When booking your room please advise booking agent you will be bringing along your wet nosed friend. We have a maximum of two pets per room with a 50 pound weight limit. We do make acceptions so please don't hesitate to ask!

Our guests get to enjoy complimentary daily breakfast, WIFI, maid service, private parking, Wednesday Night Aloha Dinner with island cuisine, live Hawaiian music and Mai Tais(2), Friday night Mojito night and a complimentary Eco and Sandbar excursion on Saturdays .

We offer kayaking and standup paddle boarding on property as well as private boat charters, kite boarding packages, fishing tours, guided kayak and SUP eco tours.

Paradise Bay Resort is also a great destination for weddings, group travel, and business travel. We have a wide variety of meeting facilities to fit any groups needs.

Return from an exhilarating day and stretch out on our luxurious sheets, under our tropical ceiling fans. If you are in the mood for a little relaxation, come lounge by the resort pool, floating dock, or kick back and enjoy a cool drink in the lobby which looks out over the bay to the incredible mountains.

Paradise Bay also offers on call Spa services to guests. Treat yourself with a massage, facial, manicure/pedicure, or get your hair done for a night out on the town.

Experience the Windward side of Oahu and escape the hustle, bustle and crowds of Waikiki. Come get lost in Paradise!


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