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To the best of our ability, we ensure that recommendations given on 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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Regulations for taking a pet dog or cat to Curacao

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

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

Dog Passport Curacao

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.

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.

Breed Restrictions: Pit Bulls and their mixes are not permitted to enter Curacao. Pets from South and Central America (excluding Suriname) are also not permitted.

Commercial Import:  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.

Whenever you travel to a foreign country like Curacao 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 Curacao. 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 Curacao. 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.

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how to enter in curacao a green iguana?
Posted on 2013-09-28 22:38:06.0
There are no published regulations for bringing an iguana to Curacao. Only dogs, cats and ferrets. Sorry I could not be of more help.
Posted on 2013-10-27 20:12:28.0
What brand of microchip does Klinika Veterinaria Parera use?
Posted on 2013-12-11 01:07:52.0
do you transport horses
Posted on 2013-12-19 11:48:03.0
We do not, but if you email me at, I will find someone who can assist.
Posted on 2014-01-01 14:48:40.0
I'm comming to curacao to live and I'll bring 2 bulldogs with me from Chile, their are my pets. I've already vaccinated them against rabies and also they have all their vaccine on time and dewormed. I have the certificate from a vet and from the governemt agency agricultural and livestock service, what other thing I need to have for travel with them at Curacao?
Posted on 2014-01-18 21:57:02.0
Here is a chip that is acceptable worldwide:
Posted on 2014-01-20 16:02:06.0
Your pets will need to be microchipped and accompanied with a health/veterinary certificate. If your vet does not have one, you can find it here with instructions:
Posted on 2014-01-20 16:04:15.0
We are looking to relocate to Curacao> Has anyone have any experience with relocating with a bale Tortoises?
Posted on 2014-02-16 17:00:33.0
I want to see you all before you move, to say goodbye, pls?
Posted on 2014-02-16 19:28:57.0
Hi Randy - wish I could help. We don't have info on importing tortoises to Curacao. You can inquire here: You will also need to check to be sure your pet is not subject CITIES regulations.
Posted on 2014-02-17 04:17:43.0
Thank you for the information, I will check it out. I can't move without my whole family
Posted on 2014-02-17 04:56:26.0