Pet Passport Uruguay
Regulations for taking a pet dog or cat to Uruguay
Uruguay does not quarantine healthy pets who meet the following requirements. These rules apply only to pets arriving from a rabies free country or a country with a low incidence of rabies such as the United States or Canada.
- Your pet will need an Import Permit to enter Uruguay.
- Your pet must have a current rabies vaccination administered no sooner than 30 days and not more than 1 year prior to entry.
- Within 10 days of departure, a licensed veterinarian completes a Veterinary Certificate for Uruguay stating that your pet is healthy, free of parasites and free of diseases communicable to humans. If your pet is traveling from the United States or Canada, then USDA (US) or CFIA (Canada) State Veterinarian endorsement is required. If traveling from another country, the Governing Authority from your country responsible for the import and export of animals should endorse the forms for you.
- A copy of the Rabies Certificate should also be included with the completed health certificate. All dogs must be treated for the tapeworm Echinococcus more than seventy two hours and less than 30 days prior to arrival in Uruguay.
Whenever you travel to a foreign country like Uruguay, it is always advisable to carry some form of identification indicating ownership of your 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
Uruguay. 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 Uruguay. 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 Uruguay does not require a pet microchip, we strongly recommend that you microchip your cat or dog prior to traveling.
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