Tweet Pet Travel Pet Travel Forum Pet Travel Blog Pet Travel on Facebook


Pet Travel Blog

Pet Passport
Have a question or concern? Reach out to others who have taken your journey with their pet for advice. Just gone to a fabulous place with your pet? Let us all know about it.

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.

Home > Pet Passports > El Salvadore

Pet Passport El Salvador

Dog Passport El Salvador

Regulations for taking a pet dog or cat to El Salvador

El Salvador does not quarantine healthy pets who meet the following requirements:

For more detailed instructions and forms to create a pet passport to take your pet to El Salvador, click on the button below. 

Dog Passport El Salvador

Whenever you travel to a foreign country like El Salvador, it is always advisable to carry some form of identification indicating ownership of the pet. There is no limit as to the number of personal pets to be imported to El Salvador.

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 El Salvador. 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 are not permitted for import to El Salvador from any country. 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 El Salvador. 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 El Salvador does not require a pet microchip, we strongly recommend that you microchip your cat or dog prior to traveling. 

The information published here is a guideline for pet owners importing their pet to Elj Salvador. 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.

GOT QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS???  Due to the high demand, we are unable to respond to your  question quickly if posted below. If you need a fast response, you can post them directly to our Facebook page, blog, or forum. We will respond as soon as we can.

Please note that the accuracy of comments made from Facebook users other than Pet Travel have not been verified. We do not endorse any person or company that may offer transport services through posts to this webpage.

How many pets can you take?
Posted on 2015-03-18 23:24:17.0
We are not aware of any limit to the number of personal pets you can import to El Salvador. You may want to confirm with their Embassy.
Posted on 2015-03-22 13:37:49.0

I would like to bring 2 bird Parrots from El Salvador to the USA what do I need?
Posted on 2015-06-12 16:09:10.0

Jesse - although the US is very pet friendly, they are strict on birds. Your birds will need to enter the country at MIA and they will be subject to 30 days of quarantine when entering. There is a section on birds on this page which may be helpful to you:!ut/p/a1/pVPLUoMwFP0WFy4zuUAgYdn6KK2t70fLhrlCkCgvIXbUrxcQR6fa2lE2Ibnn3OSck1Cfzqmf41LdoVZFjmk7951gcuKZxhDM8Wh0MITx8eH0lB9NTDhjDWDRAPZGA4_xKQAwYcJ4f-jtc3cGMHZW-BfuQcO_PpyJKbdOvA8-rPkG8Bv_hvrUD3Nd6oQusExUHYRFrmWug1TdVli97EKNQfFUBXERPtXdTGVlUelAPrdDt4K5yjB9r5ZSB7rCpUx3IdR9qefUbbVu9yxDFdEFWABCciBogCDsNowIOgKJRJdJtEzDjnmvcYOIXzzuNG6AHNk9YFMMHWCDz4vmkHztIV1GLz5Vx3bEgEVADFeYhDnIiGtZkjiNbBNsiCxu0MkW0av7x0d_0ATYRvas6XzbBPtQEompTr5mqnJdBC3oe3JJkcl2U7Oa7c3uGi2oE6LyuKDzb3w6X8NftWklLP7Vpq0ux2SLF_Znm_590dfa1ffp_j_7_GRb16fMrq4yYb2Qh3MBlp0up97rZZzdiHqw8waIIL0S/?1dmy&urile=wcm%3apath%3a%2Faphis_content_library%2Fsa_our_focus%2Fsa_animal_health%2Fsa_import_into_us%2Fsa_entry_requirements%2Fct_import_live_animals
Posted on 2015-06-15 02:28:10.0

can i bring birds in to El salvador.
Posted on 2015-07-13 03:52:26.0

Where can I get the permit for my dog to travel to El Salvador?
Posted on 2015-07-15 15:37:31.0

What do I need to do so I can bring a small dog from El Salvador to the U.S.
Posted on 2015-07-15 20:09:27.0

Clara - you can get the permit from the Animal Quarantine Department.
Posted on 2015-07-21 04:30:26.0

Louis - no birds allowed into El Salvador from any country according to government regulations.
Posted on 2015-07-22 03:25:41.0

Mario - you will need proof of rabies vaccination at least 30 days prior to import and a health certificate issued within 10 days of travel.
Posted on 2015-07-22 03:28:01.0

PetTravel verry well thank you
Posted on 2015-07-22 04:09:30.0

I am taking my dog with me to El Salvador, Does The Veterinary Certificate has to be validated by the Salvadorian consulate before traveling? Do I need to bring proof of Ticks and Tapeworm test with me?
Posted on 2015-10-01 06:52:31.0

i want to bring my 9 lb dog to el salvador. she is a service dog and has the vest and certificate and a card. what do I need and will she be put in quarantine?
Posted on 2015-10-02 19:20:05.0

I'm leaving this coming Sunday to El Salvador. How will the veterinary certificate will be validated from the Salvadoran consulate in 2 days?
Posted on 2015-12-17 19:56:58.0

And how do I get the permit from the Animal Quarantine Department?
Posted on 2015-12-17 19:59:15.0