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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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Pet Passport Peru

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Requirements for taking a pet dog or cat to Peru from countries with a low incidence of rabies.

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

Upon arrival at the Lima airport you must proceed to the SENASA OFFICE and pay a small fee for their pet certificate in the Lima airport (SENASA OFFICE).

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Whenever you travel to a foreign country like Peru, 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 Peru. If your dog or cat is not in apparent good health, further examination by a licensed veterinarian may be required at your expense.

Puppies and Kittens: All puppies and kittens must be vaccinated for rabies at least 30 days prior to entering Peru. Vaccination should not occur prior to 3 months of age.

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 Peru. 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.

Pet Microchip: Although Peru 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 Peru. 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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will dogs need to be quarantined upon entry?
Posted on 2013-08-22 01:53:44.0

what is the quarantine period for dogs from south africa to peru?
Posted on 2013-09-16 07:46:17.0
There should be no quarantine period as long as your pet is vaccinated at least 30 days prior to entry and has a veterinary health certificate.
Posted on 2013-11-14 03:10:47.0
Do you know which airline allows a Shar Pei to travel ?
Posted on 2014-03-15 09:00:02.0
There are a few airlines that do not ben Shar Pei but summertime is not a good time to fly with this breed. Have you planned a trip?
Posted on 2014-06-14 21:06:11.0
What airline would be best to use for cats ? Is there a quarantine period for cats traveling from the United States to Peru'
Posted on 2014-08-21 15:36:18.0
Hello Amaya - there is no quarantine period for pets entering Peru when they have met the entry requirements. We don't recommend airlines unless it is route specific. (one airlines flies a better route than another.) What cities are you leaving from and arriving to?
Posted on 2014-08-23 00:29:40.0
What is the procedure when coming to Peru from Bolivia with a small dog, is there quarantine?
Posted on 2014-09-23 16:24:36.0
Do the rules change if traveling from South Africa
Posted on 2014-09-25 11:32:52.0
Same rules apply if entering from South Africa.
Posted on 2014-09-25 21:11:20.0
Lada - you will need an Import Permit unless your dog is vaccinated for rabies at least 30 days prior to entry to Peru from Bolivia. You will also need a veterinary certificate issued by a licensed veterinarian very shortly prior to travel as well as a ticks and tapeworm treatment. Here is a link with details and other links to instructions and forms required if you need them:
Posted on 2014-09-26 04:19:08.0
Hey, thanks, I read the page, I was just curious, as Bolivia is not among the countries with low incidents of rabbies, I was wondering if the conditions are similar to the ones mentioned on the Peru site, or if it changes dramatically, for example up to unwanted quarantine. So even though I am coming from the country like Bolivia, I need to follow the procedure mentioned on the Peru site, right? I plan to cross the border by land, are they making problems with transporting animals there?
Posted on 2014-09-26 08:50:09.0
Lada Ducheckov√° Lada - Peru does not identify countries as low or high-risk. Their import requirements are the same for all countries. If you are entering by land, you still need to have proof that you have conformed to Peru's requirements including an import permit.
Posted on 2014-09-28 03:09:46.0
Hi, I'd love to bring 2 small/dwarf rabbits from Peru to London, tried Air Europa but they don't have permission to fly animals to the UK please advice me if it can be done and how, thank you
Posted on 2014-10-01 01:05:43.0
Ofelia - you cannot import your rabbits from Peru to the UK directly without 4 months of quarantine. There is a very interesting forum post from someone who accomplished bringing a rabbit to the UK without quarantine from a non-EU country. Perhaps this will help:
Posted on 2014-10-02 03:49:41.0
If the puppy is less then 4 months and can't receive the rabies shot what can we do?
Posted on 2014-10-04 02:55:26.0
Debbie - you will need an import permit for any un-vaccinated pet entering Peru. However, cats and dogs should be vaccinated for rabies at 3 months. If your puppy is 3 months, it should be vaccinated and wait 30 days prior to entering Peru.
Posted on 2014-10-05 04:02:21.0
Hello! Got tickets for us for going this Christmass, Mica will be in the cabin with me but now I'm having a hard time tryimg to get the coronavirus vaccine in Quebec or Ontario. It is easier to get that vaccine in the States? Maybe going to Vermont or NY will be easier. Please any information will helpe a lot, we're getting close to the deadline!
Posted on 2014-10-08 23:50:58.0
Annette - ask your vet or the Embassy about the vaccine. The CFIA may also be able to assist.
Posted on 2014-10-28 03:49:23.0
My dog received his vaccinations two weeks before entering Peru? Will he be denied entry ?
Posted on 2014-11-22 22:12:43.0
We cannot predict what will happen if your pet is not vaccinated 30 days prior to entry. The airlines will most likely not accept it on board as it does not meet requirements to enter Peru.
Posted on 2014-11-25 03:23:58.0
What if puppy 8 weeks old are coming out of hawaii ( RABIE FREE ) go to peru?
Posted on 2015-01-09 19:00:38.0
Hello, I want to start saying Thank you so much for all this information you helping for many dog lovers. I am thinking to take my dog from London to Lima Peru he is 6 years old Zuchon Breed 12kilos with EU Pet passport vaccination always been updated. Can you and other people help me with much more details and experiences if is possible. Thank you so much everyone
Posted on 2015-02-09 18:06:03.0
Klee - you will need an import permit if you are bringing an unvaccinated puppy into Peru.
Posted on 2015-02-13 02:26:59.0
Hi Feliaiano - read through the bullet points on this page for all the regulations for taking your Zuchon pup to Peru: The EU pet passport will not be good for entering Peru; you will need to use a health certificate for that. Before leaving the UK, you will need to have your pet microchipped, then vaccinated for rabies (if your pet does not have a chip). You should get a Blood Titer test while you are in London as you will need it to return to the EU if you decide to do that. Find an airline that flies the entire route.
Posted on 2015-02-13 02:30:55.0
Do you know if Peru has the same breed specific legislation as America. My husband and I are looking to teach English abroad, however we have two VERY friendly Pit Bulls, but I am scared to arrive and then something bad happen based upon their appearance. Thank you!
Posted on 2015-03-03 03:57:51.0
I want to send my two years old cat to Miami. Do I need more than the certificate? By lan cargo
Posted on 2015-03-04 19:00:16.0