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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 into Ecuador

Ecuador does not quarantine healthy dogs and cats who meet the following requirements:

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

Dog Passport Ecuador

Breed Restrictions: Pit Bulls and Rottweiler breeds or their mixes will not be permitted to enter Ecuador. Each traveler may enter Ecuador with 2 animals.

Whenever you travel to a foreign country like Ecuador, 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 Ecuador. 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 Ecuador. 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.

Pet Microchip: Although Ecuador does not require a pet microchip, we strongly recommend that you microchip your cat or dog prior to traveling. 

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Posted on 2013-10-20 12:16:10.0
can a staffordshire terrier be imported to ecuador?
Posted on 2013-11-16 02:04:57.0
What happens at the port of entry to Ecuador when examining a dog if they are not cooperative? My Chihuahua doesn't like strangers touching him. Can a person bring more than one dog?
Posted on 2013-12-10 00:52:45.0
I'm reading where my boxer may have a problem traveling. Anyone have info on this?
Posted on 2013-12-15 17:12:49.0
Ecuador bans PitBulls and Rottweilers.
Posted on 2013-12-27 20:52:23.0
A few airlines restrict the transport of brachycephalic breeds, but it is not as serious as bulldogs.
Posted on 2013-12-27 20:58:36.0
Yes, you can bring more than one pet to Ecuador.
Posted on 2013-12-29 22:18:22.0
PetTravel , Hi, we just found out about our pit. She has flown back and forth twice now on LAN from American to Ecuador, with no problems. Now, we are in Ecuador, we have to return to the US for 9 months to a year and our dog is stuck here with no one. I can not have this. Our dogs are our life. We have two wonderful pit bulls with everything they need for exceptional travel, what can we do?
Posted on 2014-01-11 03:55:57.0
Hi Phyllis, I am looking to relocate to Ecuador with a British staffie as well. Just discovered this ban info today. I am just wondering if you have learned anymore about the restrictions since posting this. I would really appreciate any further info you might be able to share. Thanks and good luck. They are such a misunderstood breed.
Posted on 2014-01-12 15:53:31.0
Richard Van Boxmeer A British Staffie is not the same as an American Staffordshire Terrier. They don't look the same. That said, Staffies can be a bit aggressive around strangers. Hopefully, you are confident that your pet will not demonstrate this behavior as any dog that does will be refused entry, regardless of breed. I would suggest that you carry documentation as to your pet's breed with pictures and also that of an American Staffordshire Terrier just in case.
Posted on 2014-01-13 01:50:19.0
Sofia Estrella Olivieri I would suggest an agent in Ecuador who may be able to help you clear customs. If you have not found another solution, email us ( and we can see if we can find you one.
Posted on 2014-01-13 01:52:18.0
I have a pit bull mix (boxer) we are planning on moving to Ecuador will they let him in seeing how he is not a pure breed? He also is trained by professionals and will keep going to all training he can for everything intermediate advance trick classes etc.
Posted on 2014-01-29 21:21:51.0
Good question for David Irigoyen
Posted on 2014-01-29 22:04:13.0
The veterinary/health certificate should be completed within 10 days of travel and you can have the ticks and tapeworm done at the same time. It is 21 days prior to entry for t&t. Your vet should have an APHIS 7001. If not, they are included in our instruction and forms packages. There is a link to them from this page: If you will be in Ecuador for 30 days or less, your forms should be fine for re-entering the US as long as your dog's rabies vaccination has not expired.
Posted on 2014-01-30 04:04:15.0
The health certificate needs to be in English and Spanish. That is included in our passport packages.
Posted on 2014-01-30 04:06:07.0
Ecuador bans all Pit Bulls and their mixes. Unless your dog resembles another breed and cannot be identified as a Pit Bull, there will most likely be a problem importing them even if your vet puts "mixed breed" on the health certificate.
Posted on 2014-01-30 04:09:38.0
What about taking a pet along if I receive a work visa and will be stationed in the Galapagos Islands? Are pets allowed to be brought there to live with me?
Posted on 2014-02-01 22:33:05.0
As I am sure you are aware, feral dogs are a big problem in the Galapagos Islands. Although it was permitted in the past, we are pursuing current regulations with officials and will update this post when we hear.
Posted on 2014-02-02 14:21:00.0
I am a little confused. After over a year of planning, we are ready to move to Ecuador with my Rottweilers in tow. I had never heard of a ban until today. I know Quito has a ban (at least that's what I think I read this morning) but I can find nothing official banning Rottweilers outside of Quito. Further, I have found multiple online ads in Ecuador selling Rotties. Can you direct me to the source?
Posted on 2014-02-03 18:16:22.0
Sarah - we get our information from a variety of sources including reputable publications and pet transporters who cover the area. You can find reference to the 2009 ban on many dog blogs and also websites of folks detailing Ecuadorian life. That said, the Ministry of Agriculture webiste is not user friendly, so if you would like to confirm the law, try emailing them at this URL:
Posted on 2014-02-04 04:26:37.0
Thank you kindly. I saw many blogs from 2009 but had hoped since nothing was more recent that perhaps they had rescinded the law or never enacted it (wishful thinking no doubt). As you say, their web information leaves a lot to be desired. We will speak to a local vet and the police when we are there in a couple of weeks and see if there are any work arounds. Thank you again.
Posted on 2014-02-04 12:41:22.0
We have a Hearing Impaired Service Dog, does Equador have Service Dogs?
Posted on 2014-02-12 00:50:43.0
Kathleen - I am not sure I understand your question. If you are asking about entrance requirements, they are the same for service animals as they are for other animals. As for adhering to ADA regulations for service animals, many countries do, but it is a US law and the extent to which it is upheld is based on each country's regulations.
Posted on 2014-02-13 02:06:20.0
We are looking to move to Ecuador as well and just found out about the ban on PIt Bulls. Does it make a difference on the ban if the pit is a service or therapy dog?
Posted on 2014-02-28 13:35:28.0
The info from Pet Travel is about as good as it gets. Also be aware of possible airline restrictions and some airports have rules of their own.
Posted on 2014-02-28 17:13:24.0
Hola, tengo un perro pequeño (Bichon Frise) deseo llebarlo a Ecuador desde London(UK) que documentos nesecito? muchas gracias
Posted on 2014-03-01 13:44:21.0
Hola Yolanda - Sí, habrá una gran preparación para llevar a su mascota a Londres para evitar la cuarentena. En primer lugar, su mascota debe ser un microchip, vacunados contra la rabia a continuación (en ese orden). No antes de 30 días después de la vacunación, su mascota debe tener una prueba de título de la sangre procesada en un laboratorio autorizado. Si los resultados son aceptables, a continuación, su mascota puede entrar en el Reino Unido 90 días después de la fecha en que la sangre se extrajo. Dentro de los 10 días de la entrada, un veterinario con licencia debe completar el formulario del anexo II para el Reino Unido y su mascota va a necesitar una prueba de la tenia entre uno y cinco días de la entrada. Este procedimiento se debe a que el Reino Unido considera que Ecuador es un país de alta rabia.
Posted on 2014-03-02 02:58:02.0
I would like to take my pet, a small dog (Bichon Frise) from London to Ecuador, at the moment I have got its passport, rabies vaccination and microchip. what other documents I may need to enter my dog to Ecuador? Thank you so much for your reply.
Posted on 2014-03-02 22:49:15.0
Yolanda Cando Your pet will need a veterinary certificate and it should be endorsed by the Ecuadorian consulate in London. Your pet will also need a ticks and tapeworm (internal and external parasite) test shortly prior to entry. You can find details here:
Posted on 2014-03-03 02:35:12.0
I am planning to travel with my two huskies and a small Yorkie. Do you have any information on airline tickets (prices), and how the whole proses may work?. Thank you for your help :)
Posted on 2014-03-04 17:46:42.0
Hi Maritza - your pets will need to meet requirements for importing a pet to Ecuador (proof of rabies certificate and endorsed veterinary certificate - details here: You will need to contact an airline that serves the entire route and inquire as to the fees involved for transporting your Huskies as checked baggage. Changing airplanes is OK, but changing airlines is not. You will tell the airline you are traveling with pets and inquire as to the cost to fly your pets as checked baggage and in-cabin (for your Yorkie) We may be able to give you airline options if we knew the city you were originating in and also your final destination.
Posted on 2014-03-06 04:02:12.0