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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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Requirements for taking a pet dog or cat to Peru:

 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

Hello, I am thinking of traveling with my dog to Peru for a 2 months holiday. Does Peru allow entry to the American Staffordshire terrier breed?
Posted on 2015-03-09 14:03:53.0
We are not aware the Peru bans specific dog breeds. Of course, aggressive behavior is not tolerated. We will confirm
Posted on 2015-03-13 04:50:19.0
Cristina - Peru does not publish banned dog breeds.
Posted on 2015-03-14 02:26:25.0
Maddie- Peru does not publish banned dog breeds. That said, aggressive behavior will not be tolerated.
Posted on 2015-03-14 02:27:22.0
How Do i Bring my dog from Peru to The United states? can you recommend an airline? Any idea how much it will cost for his ticket.
Posted on 2015-03-20 06:05:02.0
I traveled to peru from the US. Had all vaccines etc to enter peru. I will now be taking flights within peru (not leavin the country) and was told by a local that the health certificate needs to be valid within 2 weeks of each flight within peru. That would mean I would need to take my dog to the vet for a certificate every couple weeks as I am traveling via airplanes. Is this correct
Posted on 2015-03-21 01:38:59.0
Doreen - if your pet is traveling as manifest cargo, a health certificate is required shortly prior to travel. If you are traveling with your dog, it should fly as accompanied checked baggage and some airlines require health certificates and some don't. That would depend on your airline's pet policies.
Posted on 2015-03-22 13:55:09.0
Shasta - the US is very pet friendly. Your pup needs to have proof of rabies vaccination at least 30 days prior to entering the country and a health certificate translated into English. Your pet must also have a screwworm certificate stating that it is free of screwworm. You can find details here with links to instructions and forms if you need them:
Posted on 2015-03-22 13:57:26.0
I have a 5mo pit bull puppy. It is pretty difficult to find current BSL for most countries. We plan to move there, but don't want to leave or little guy behind. Anyone able to provide any feedback on this? My email address is Please mark the subject as BSL, so I can filter it out of spam, if that's where it ends up. Muchas gracias! PURA VIDA!
Posted on 2015-03-26 15:15:00.0
Read some of the pet travel answers below. Can't delete the message lol. The question has been answered!
Posted on 2015-03-26 15:18:17.0
I am planning to go to Peru for an emergency . I am taking my pet I have the health form and immunization records. what do I need to bring her back to the USA
Posted on 2015-04-18 21:35:36.0
Dora - you can use the same documents that you used for Peru to return to the US as long as you don't stay over 30 days. Ask the airline whether they will need another health certificate. The US will need to see proof of rabies vaccination.
Posted on 2015-04-27 03:55:55.0
You don't need any documentation to come back to the U.S. but you will have to go through the dept of Agriculture (right there in immigration) and they reserve the right to examine your pet. I have done it many times. In Peru make sure you save the certificate SENASA gives you as you will need it leaving the country
Posted on 2015-04-29 13:36:41.0

I would like to immigrate to Peru and take my three cats and a dog. I will be heading for Iquitos. I will have a layover in Lima. Can I visit my pets during that layover time? Where do they keep my pets during that layover time? Should I pick them up, go to a hotel and then check them in again?
Posted on 2015-05-04 22:16:24.0
Karen - it depends on your airline's policies, the length of time of the layover and the class of service you are using (checked baggage, air cargo) Best that you run this question through them. If Lima is your point of entry to Peru, you will need to clear customs there.
Posted on 2015-05-05 02:12:27.0
How much is the fee for entering Peru with 4 Shih tzu's? Thank you
Posted on 2015-05-07 17:07:27.0
I would like to bring my dog with me to Peru, but I've been told that I can only clear customs for my dog on a week day (apparently it would be closed on week ends...). Is there a way to arrive on a week end with a dog ?
Posted on 2015-05-07 21:21:40.0
Olivier - you need to contact veterinary officials that serve the airport for that information. It is difficult in many countries to arrive outside of normal business hours. Certainly there will be charges or, if it cannot happen, your pet will be held in its crate until normal working hours.
Posted on 2015-05-10 21:11:06.0
We do not have that information. Contact an airline that flies your route for the cost. Tell them your pet's breed because many airlines do not carry Shih Tzu breeds in the cargo hold due to breathing problems.
Posted on 2015-05-10 21:12:17.0

which are the most recommended airlines to fly with for my dog and the best season. he's a mix breed (no idea since he was a rescue- i think part pit, vizsla, etc) , with all of his shots and certificates. Since he is a medium sized 30 lbs dog, i can't take him in the cabin. thanks for your help!
Posted on 2015-05-26 23:15:55.0

What do I need to re-enter the usa after staying 3 months in peru with my dog?
Posted on 2015-06-04 05:19:32.0

Diana - we really cannot advise you not knowing your route.
Posted on 2015-06-07 02:41:02.0

PetTravel hello, its from Miami to Lima (direct)
Posted on 2015-06-07 02:41:24.0

Katherine - you need to go to a licensed vet in Peru and get a health certificate issued in English (or bi-lingual with English being one of the languages) and have proof of rabies vaccination. You will also need a screwworm test by a vet between one and five days of re-entering the US.
Posted on 2015-06-07 02:43:10.0

Hi to everyone! I have bought the flight for Peru in september, one way: Mad- Lima ( Air Europa), Lima -Cusco( Peruvian Air Lines) We are staying for a while in Secret Valley , I am travelling with my husband and 3 children ( 10, 7, 4 years). We intend to stay in Peru for at least 6 months. We are thinking also to bring with us a 4 years old Golden Retriver and our cat but seems impossible misssion!! Please advise about entering Peru, about the local transport ( we have that big cage iata approval that is huge) and with other information that could help!
Posted on 2015-07-14 09:44:00.0

Lavinia - the requirements to enter Peru with a pet are bullet pointed here: You can most likely find more information about local amenities in Peru on the web.
Posted on 2015-07-21 05:09:08.0

Puppies can't be vaccinated for rabies until 3 months old. How do I bring a puppy into Peru that is 8 weeks old that will not be vaccintated?
Posted on 2015-08-17 23:53:16.0