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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 and cats are not permitted to enter Curacao from Central or South American countries with the exception of Suriname.

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.

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.

The information published here is a guideline for pet owners importing their pet to Curacao. Further detail on import permits (if applicable), costs, tests and procedures are available at minimal cost at if you need them. We also stock all the equipment and accessories you will need for traveling with your pet. Same day shipping until 4:00 PM EST.

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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
PetTravel can I bring a dog from colombia?
Posted on 2014-08-13 03:07:45.0
I live in Suriname, if I read correctly, I can bring my dogs to Curacao with me, all of them are chipped, all have had all the necessary shots including tick treatment and all worm treatment which they get every month, they also have had a blood test showing that they don't have any rabies, do I have to do anything else so that I don't have to worry when I move to Curacao? forgot to mention that all have been neutered so they are family dogs
Posted on 2014-11-05 12:41:05.0
We've been thinking of moving to Curacao. We raise dwarf dairy goats. What are the requirements for a small herd of 12 goats?
Posted on 2015-03-30 03:53:34.0
Kim - goats are not rabies-carrying animals and are classified as livestock. You will need to contact the Ministry of Agriculture in Curacao with your inquiry. Sorry we can't be of further assistance.
Posted on 2015-04-01 04:14:22.0

PetTravel Hi, I could check for you. They have the dept. called LVV. That goes about Agriculture, Animals etc etc. and have to check Customs as well. If you want I could give them a call cause I have Curacao Sim Card,(UTS) cheaper ;)
Posted on 2015-07-24 06:31:35.0

Hi Everybody. I will try check about moving to Curacao with anykind of Animals. Im from there but living on Sint Maarten for 4 years. But plannign to go back soon so have to check that anyway. 2 things have to check, is Customs and LVV (Dept. that deals with Agricutlure and Animals). I could Check the Veterinary overthere too. Anybody need asistance, Just message me Facebook. I will have those Depts. called and post them here O email Pet Travel the info.
Posted on 2015-07-24 06:35:38.0

Is tatooing acceptable or must the dog be microchipped?
Posted on 2015-08-18 02:36:20.0

Interesting question. Were you able to take your dog with you from Venezuela? I have a similar situation. Thank you.
Posted on 2015-09-08 15:28:30.0

Hi there, I saw in your pet restriction section that Pit Bulls are not permitted. Does this include certified service dogs as well? My friend is trying to move here with his service dog who is a mix Pit/Lab (sweetest dog in the world). Would bringing her still be an issue even with all the service certification papers? Thanks for your help!!!
Posted on 2015-09-14 01:50:22.0

Olga - we are not aware of any exception in Curacao regulations for service animals.
Posted on 2015-09-17 04:14:01.0

Dennis - if your pet is currently in Venezuela, then it is traveling from Venezuela to Curacao. This country does not permit pets to enter from South America.
Posted on 2015-09-18 03:06:24.0

Cadigan - Your dog must be identified by an ISO compliant microchip.
Posted on 2015-09-18 03:11:16.0