Pet Passport Curacao
REGULATIONS FOR TAKING A PET DOG OR CAT TO CURACAO
Curacao does not quarantine healthy pets who meet the following requirements:
Curacao requires that your dog or cat be microchipped with a 15 digit, non encrypted pet microchip. If your pet's microchip is not ISO 11784/11785 compliant, you can bring your own microchip scanner.
Your dog or cat must be vaccinated against rabies and other diseases at least 1 month but not more than 12 months prior to entry to Curacao. Shortly before travel, Curacao Veterinary Certificate is endorsed by the State USDA (if traveling from the United States) or CFIA (if traveling from Canada) veterinarian. If you are traveling from another country, the Governing Authority of your country should endorse your forms.
A copy of the Rabies Certificate should also be included. Once signed by the veterinarian and
endorsed by the competent authority, the certificate is valid for
four months, or until the expiration date of the vaccination,
whichever comes first. This completes your cat or
dog passport for Curacao.
Dogs, cats and ferrets less then 12 weeks old are permitted to travel to Curacao without prior inoculation against rabies (however the pet does need the microchip or tattoo). In addition, the animal must travel with a statement from a veterinarian, which declares that the animal resided at the birthplace until travel date and has not been in contact with any animals possibly infected with rabies. Please be aware that other EU member countries might have different rules regarding the import of pets younger then 3 months of age. If you intend on traveling to another European country with your young dog, cat or ferret, you will have to contact the Embassy representatives of that particular country to find out if additional requirements apply.
For travel to Curacao with your dog, cat, or ferret, a tick treatment or a Echinococcus treatment is NOT required.
The above requirements apply to dog, cats and ferrets, traveling with their owner / care taker. Any dog, cat or ferret traveling alone is considered commercial trade, and is subject to an additional requirement:- commercial animals and pets traveling unaccompanied must have been clinically examined by a USDA endorsed veterinarian within 24 hours before departure to Curacao and must travel with a health certificate which states the date and time of the examination.
Failure to comply with these regulations will mean that your pet may be refused entry and the relevant authority in consultation with an authorized veterinarian can decide to return the pet home, or place the dog or cat in quarantine at the expense of the owner or natural person responsible for pet, or as a last resort, without financial compensation, put the pet down where the return trip home or quarantine cannot be arranged.
All other pets (birds, invertebrates, tropical fish, reptiles, amphibia, mammals such as rodents and rabbits) are not subject to the regulations in respect of the anti-rabies vaccination but may have to meet other requirements as to a limit on the number of animals and a certificate to accompany them in respect of other diseases. Pet owners are strongly advised to seek further information from the relevant authority of their country and/or that of the country of destination.
All countries have a unique veterinary certificates. This form differs from the International Veterinary Certificate issued by veterinarians in the United States. (APHIS 7001) It is an important part of the dog or cat passport.
Find Veterinary Certificates for countries worldwide.
Curacao does require an ISO pet microchip.
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