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Curaçao Pet Passport & Import Regulations

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Curaçao does not quarantine cats and dogs that meet the following requirements. All requirements also apply to service and emotional support animals. Dogs and cats are not permitted to enter Curacao from Central or South American countries with the exception of Suriname.

1.

Pet Microchip

pet microchip

Your pet must first be microchipped with an ISO 11784/11785 pet microchip that is a 15 digit and non-encrypted. If your pet's microchip is not ISO 11784/11785 compliant, you can bring your own microchip scanner. Make sure your veterinarian scans your pet's microchip after it is implanted.

Your pet's microchip number must be present on all documentation required to enter Curaçao.

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2.

Vaccinations

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Your dog or cat must be vaccinated against rabies and other diseases between 21 days and 12 months (or 36 months for the 3 year vaccine) prior to entry to Curaçao. Pets must not be vaccinated prior to 12 weeks of age.

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3.

Rabies Titer Test

Blood Titer Test

A rabies titer test is not required to enter Curaçao from any country.

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4.

Health Certificate

pet microchip

The following applies to dogs, cats and ferrets entering Curacao with their owners or representatives:

Within two (2) weeks of entry, Curaçao Veterinary Health 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 responsible for the import and export of animals should endorse your forms.

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.

Any dog, cat or ferret traveling unaccompanied is considered commercial trade, and is subject to an additional requirement: commercial animals and pets traveling unaccompanied must have been clinically examined by a government-accredited veterinarian within 24 hours before departure to Curaçao and must travel with a health certificate which states the date and time of the examination.

5.

Import Permit

pet passport forms

An import permit is not required when entering Curaçao with a personal pet.

6.

Ticks and Tapeworm Treatment

tapeworm treatment

A tapeworm treatment is required for dogs within 14 days of entering Curaçao. Your pet must be treated for fleas within 48 hours of travel.

7.

Entering Curaçao by Air

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Pets must enter Curaçao via Curaçao International Airport.

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

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

8.

Puppies and Kittens

Australia puppy or kitten import

Puppies and kittens less then 12 weeks of age are not permitted to enter Curaçao. Puppies and kittens must be vaccinated for rabies no sooner than 12 weeks of age and wait for 21 days before entering Curaçao. All other requirements above will also apply.

9.

Banned Breeds

Banned Dogs in Curacao

Pit Bulls and their mixes are not permitted to enter Curaçao.

9.

Other Animals

rabbits turtles 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 Curaçao. Pet owners are strongly advised to seek further information from the relevant authority of their country and/or that of the country of destination

10.

CITES

CITES endangered turtle

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 (CITES).  You will need to apply for additional permits if this is the case. Over 180 countries participate and enforce CITES regulations. .

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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 your pet into quarantine at your expense, return your pet to the country of origin, or euthanize your 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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