Pet Passport Colombia
Regulations for taking a pet dog or cat to Colombia
Colombia does not quarantine healthy pets who meet the following requirements:
- To enter Colombia with a pet, your cat or dog must be vaccinated for rabies
between 30 days and 12 months prior to entry into the country. Rabies vaccination is not required for dogs and cats that are less
than 4 months old. Pets must be vaccinated for Rabies, Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis and
parVovirus. Additional vaccinations may be necessary depending on
the originating country.
- Within 8 days of travel, a USDA (or CFIA) accredited veterinarian must then complete the Veterinary Certificate for Colombia (original and a copy in Spanish). If traveling from the United States or Canada, a rabies certificate must be endorsed by the USDA or CFIA respectively. If you are traveling from another country, the Governmental Authority of your country responsible for the import and export of animals should endorse the rabies certificate.
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.
If your pet is not a dog, cat or ferret, and especially if it is a
turtle or parrot, you should verify that
it is not protected under the
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna
and Flora (CITIES). You will need to apply for additional permits
if this is the case. Search their database.
Over 180 countries participate and enforce CITIES regulations. Read more about CITIES.
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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