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To the best of our ability, we ensure that recommendations given on PetTravel.com reflect the current regulations. We cannot predict how a given country may enforce these regulations. Noncompliance may result in the need to make arrangements to put the pet into quarantine, return the pet to the country of origin, or destroy the pet. We suggest that you minimize the disruptions that may occur by following the rules of the country you are visiting.

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Pet Passport Colombia

Dog Passport Colombia

Regulations for taking a pet dog or cat to Colombia

Colombia does not quarantine healthy pets who meet the following requirements:

This completes a passport for your dog or cat to enter Colombia.

Dog Passport Colombia

It is highly recommended that your pet be on a flea and tick prevention program prior to entering Colombia. There are no vaccination requirements for dogs and cats entering Colombia from a rabies free country as well as puppies or kittens under 4 months of age.

No Import Permit is required for personal pets accompanied by their owners. Animals imported in commercial lot numbers must first obtain an import permit. All other animals will also require an Import Permit to enter Colombia.

Colombia prohibits the import of the following canine breeds and any cross breeds of: American Pitbull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Staffordshire Terrier, Pitbull Terrier, American Pitbull Terrier.

Whenever you travel to a foreign country it is always advisable to carry some form of identification indicating ownership of the pet.

Failure to comply with these regulations will mean that your pet will be refused entry or returned to the country of origin or placed in quarantine, all at the expense of the person responsible for your pet.

Inspection: All domestic dogs and cats must be free of evidence of disease communicable to humans when examined at the port of entry to Colombia. If your dog or cat is not in apparent good health, further examination by a licensed veterinarian may be required at your expense.

Other Animals: Birds, invertebrates, tropical fish, reptiles, amphibia, mammals such as rodents and rabbits are not subject to requirements of rabies vaccination, but may have to meet other requirements and should have a health certificate to enter Colombia. Pet owners are strongly advised to seek further information from the relevant authority of their country and/or that of the country of destination.

Veterinary Certificate: All countries have unique veterinary certificates. This form may differ from the veterinary certificate issued by veterinarians in the United States. (APHIS 7001) It is an essential part of the cat or dog passport.

Pet Microchip: Although Colombia does not require a pet microchip, we strongly recommend that you microchip your cat or dog prior to traveling. 

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bertha.orozco.31
I have a french puddle 16 lb dog, how do I take her to Colombia, without any problems? Please let me know. thanks
Posted on 2013-05-29 00:58:12.0
martha.orozcoeverett
and when are you planning on leaving?
Posted on 2013-05-29 01:50:36.0
sabrina.herrera.374
I have two irish setters...any recomendations of airlines or agencies for traveling? I'm leaving Houston Tx, in august.
Posted on 2013-07-03 19:11:35.0
haydee.olbekson
Si!!! Vernos antes de que te vayas!!! Que horror!!
Posted on 2013-07-03 19:21:22.0
sackingsbullies.missbeezy
I have a american bullie. trying to ship withing a few months. does colombia accept bullies and do you need a broker?
Posted on 2013-07-30 01:04:12.0
HeatherBleier
It says above that they do not.
Posted on 2013-08-28 04:21:57.0
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Posted on 2013-09-07 21:42:19.0
PetTravel
I did not see your post. Your kitty can fly alone as manifest cargo or with your boyfriend as checked baggage. You need to select an airline with the most direct route. Do not change airlines because they will not transfer your pet. If your kitty is flying alone, contact the cargo department of the airline. If your kitty is flying with your boyfriend, contact the reservations department.
Posted on 2013-10-27 19:51:15.0
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Posted on 2013-11-17 09:49:41.0
PetTravel
There are airlines that would prefer that you use an agent (United does to many Central and South American countries) but this is not a requirement of the country. Bullies are not banned, but they are difficult to transport due to their breathing problems. Many airlines will not carry them. Be sure and travel in cooler seasons.
Posted on 2014-01-01 15:00:23.0
jeff.clegg.127
I have a wallaby. Can I move with this to Colombia? I would like to live in Bogota.
Posted on 2014-01-04 17:48:07.0
PetTravel
We do not have requirements for wallabies entering Colombia. You can inquire here: quejas@ica.gov.co
Posted on 2014-01-07 04:21:40.0
jordan.sharpe.395
I am planning on moving to Medellin next month from Guatemala, I have a 5 month old chocolate labrador/pitbull cross breed... where it says above that pit bulls are not permitted or cross breeds of, does it mean only no cross breeds within those select breeds, or would a pitbull terrier cross bred with a labrador be okay?
Posted on 2014-01-07 21:22:25.0
max.taylor.3576
Dude you're moving to Medellin?
Posted on 2014-01-07 21:40:25.0
jordan.sharpe.395
fuckin eh man
Posted on 2014-01-07 21:46:19.0
PetTravel
Technically, a crossbreed is an offspring of purebred parents of two different breeds. However, in many cases, it depends on how your dog looks and acts. If your dog has any characteristics that would give him away as a Pit, then there could be a problem. If your pet looks more like a Lab, then you could list him as mixed breed. You could always ask a transporter that serves that area how customs officials process mixed breeds. More often than not, agents are extremely helpful clearing pets in Central and South America. IPATA.org is a database of pet transporters and you can search by country.
Posted on 2014-01-08 02:22:52.0
PetTravel
Correction: American Staffordshires are banned for import to Colombia. My previous post needs correction. Regrets... You should have an agent if your pet is traveling unaccompanied. Try IPATA.org.
Posted on 2014-01-08 02:29:37.0
jordan.sharpe.395
He totally looks more like a lab, until you see his face head on, his face is very pitbull. But his ears aren't cropped, he can kind of look more like a lab from certain angles. Could I send you a picture of him in a private thread to give you a better idea? He's an extremely friendly, gentle natured dog too..
Posted on 2014-01-08 16:40:51.0
PetTravel
Jordan Arbour You certainly can do that, but I would suggest that you ask someone who deals with customs officials in the country. They would be best suited to advise you on the country's standards. Email Las Lunas at mleunda@las-lunas.com.ar and ask them their opinion. I am sure they can help. My email is sue@pettravel.com.
Posted on 2014-01-09 02:24:21.0
karen.p.ortiz.77
we live in Colombia, if we purchase the pittbull in Colombia can we travel with him to the US and return with him to Colombia?
Posted on 2014-01-12 06:52:13.0
jordan.sharpe.395
Thank you for the advice!!
Posted on 2014-01-12 15:59:44.0
PetTravel
Karen Paola Maria Ortiz Pitt Bull breeds are banned in Colombia so you may have a problem bringing your pet back home even if you can prove you purchased your pet in Colombia.
Posted on 2014-01-13 01:42:38.0
cristian.casas3
once ive done everything to take my dog with me from the US to Colombia, do i need anything in colombia to be able to travel back with him or not?
Posted on 2014-01-13 02:10:51.0
lina.caswellmunoz
Viajo a cali con mi mascota cuy por un mes. Se necesitan otros documentos
Posted on 2014-02-17 03:59:32.0
PetTravel
If you are traveling to Colombia as a tourist and staying a short time, then your documents should be sufficient to return to the US. If you are staying in Colombia for a longer time, then you will need a Certificate of Health inspection. Inquire at the airport to be sure.
Posted on 2014-02-18 04:46:53.0
PetTravel
No tenemos información sobre la importación de un conejillo de indias para Colombia. Como mínimo usted necesitará un certificado sanitario expedido dentro de los 10 días de viaje. Email ica.gov.co para obtener más detalles.
Posted on 2014-02-18 04:56:01.0
estela.tas
Necesito enviar a mi mascota, de NY a Cali Colombia. Duchshund, 7 libras. Alguien que me indique?
Posted on 2014-02-25 14:32:23.0
PetTravel
Trate de Avianca Cargo si su mascota viajará solo. Tienen una ruta desde JFK a Cali. Se necesitará un certificado de salud expedido no más de 8 días antes de la entrada y la prueba de la vacuna contra la rabia. Puede encontrar más detalles sobre cómo tomar una mascota a Colombia aquí: http://www.pettravel.com/immigration/colombia.cfm.
Posted on 2014-02-26 03:15:31.0
estela.tas
PetTravel Gracias!
Posted on 2014-03-03 10:26:05.0
maike.sanchez.7
tengo un American Bully para viajar de NJ a Cali se puede?
Posted on 2014-03-03 11:04:38.0
PetTravel
Colombia prohíbe la importación de American Bully. Lo siento ..
Posted on 2014-03-04 02:04:18.0
tiago.hes
Jordan Arbour , Hello Jordan I read your article, I have the same problem, can you tell me what you did and are you in Colombia Already, on the picture you can see mis bebes, and if you respond, please at: bob.hes@gmx.at Thank you so much for your information.
Posted on 2014-03-04 07:59:30.0
kaposa
I got a Jack Russell terrier. I m planing to take it from Australia to Bogota. Any recommendation?
Posted on 2014-03-31 21:31:38.0
devon.abbott.71
Quick question...I am looking at moving from St. Thomas, Virgin Islands to Colombia with my fatty cat. Any changes with that that you are aware of?
Posted on 2014-04-02 16:19:02.0
PetTravel
Hi Karolina - you will need to follow the export regs of Australia: http://www.daff.gov.au/biosecurity/export/live-animals/companion. Where are you departing from in Australia?
Posted on 2014-04-04 17:21:49.0
PetTravel
Colombia will require proof of rabies vaccination and a health certificate. Normal vaccinations for distemper, etc. Will check again and update if necessary.
Posted on 2014-04-04 17:25:08.0