Moving a Pet to Hawaii: At-Airport-Release Series – Step 3

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OIE-FAVN Rabies Blood Test

This is when your pet’s at-home quarantine waiting period begins.  The day your pet’s blood sample is received by Kansas State University (KSU), the Department of Defense (DOD) Laboratory, or Auburn University will start the clock ticking and will be valid for 36 months.

  • The blood sample must not be more than 36 months and not less than 120 days before the date of arrival in Hawaii.
  • The results of your pet’s blood test must be greater than or equal to 0.5 IU/ml.
  • Make sure your veterinarian list “Hawaii” as the destination on the blood test submission form. KSU, DOD, or Auburn University will then automatically send your pet’s results to Hawaii, and your pet’s accepted arrival date for the at-airport-release will be logged in their database.

You can search the Hawaii Department of Agriculture web site, by your pet’s microchip number, at:

Retain a copy of your pet’s blood test result, with microchip number listed on it, for your records.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  If arrival occurs before 120 days has elapsed, your pet will be subject to quarantine until 120 days are completed.

Disclosure:  This information was found on the Hawaii Quarantine website.  We strive to keep our content as current as possible, but we still encourage you to check their website for information and updates.