Pet Passport Ecuador
Regulations for taking a pet dog or cat into Ecuador
Ecuador does not quarantine healthy dogs and cats who meet the following requirements:
- Your pet cat or dog must have a current rabies vaccination. If it was previously unvaccinated for rabies, it must wait for at least 21 days after the vaccination before entering Ecuador. The vaccination must not have been administered more than 12 months prior to entry into the country.
- Dogs should be vaccinated against Distemper, Canine Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Leptospirosis and Parvovirus
- A USDA (or CFIA) accredited veterinarian must complete the Veterinary Certificate for Ecuador within 10 days of travel for endorsement by the USDA or CFIA if traveling from the United States or Canada. If you are not traveling from either of these countries, the Governing Authority of your country responsible for the import and export of animals should endorse the forms.
- Ticks & Tapeworm test must be administered within 21 days prior to travel.
- Calling the Ecuadorian Agency of Quality Assurance in Agriculture 72 hours in advance of arrival is recommended to there will be a veterinarian available at the time of clearance.
Breed Restrictions: Ecuador does not ban any dog breeds.
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.
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. Search their database.
Over 180 countries participate and enforce CITES regulations. Read more about CITES.
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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The information published here is a guideline for pet owners importing their pet to Ecuador. Further detail on import permits (if applicable), costs, tests and procedures are available at minimal cost at PetTravelStore.com 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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