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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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Regulations for taking a pet dog or cat to Belize

Belize 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 Belize, click on the button below. 

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Whenever you travel to a foreign country 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.

Puppies and Kittens: unvaccinated pets will be confined at home until such time that they are old enough for rabies vaccination (3 months). They wil also have home confinement for 30 days after rabies vaccination.

Inspection: All domestic dogs and cats must be free of evidence of disease communicable to humans when examined at the port of entry to Belize. 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 Belize. 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 Belize 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 Belize. 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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Posted on 2013-07-27 23:48:55.0
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Posted on 2013-07-29 20:16:11.0

u prefer d 20 rite
Posted on 2013-07-29 20:21:08.0
Juan Ramirez lmfao.. this da bullshit u see wat all i need fu do to take my cat rasss.. i done spend 150 bz this morning on her cage and other things
Posted on 2013-07-29 20:28:50.0

We have 11 indoor cats. What attractive expat countries would allow us to bring them all in? All are healthy and fully vaccinated - also neutered.
Posted on 2014-02-25 23:52:54.0
Ken - the answer to your question would require a lot of research. What part of the world are you interested in relocating?
Posted on 2014-02-28 22:18:20.0
what would be the total cost of sending two puppies from the USA to Belize??? including the fees of the filing the documents and the transportation..
Posted on 2014-04-07 16:31:33.0
the shipping is the expense...the docs and things is just a hassle..but i can ask my friend to give you a run down, she brought in her dog last year.
Posted on 2014-04-07 19:42:53.0
or go da baha webpage n check the requirements.
Posted on 2014-04-07 19:43:17.0
Natasha - cost depends on so many factors, the route, the weight of the puppies, 2 crates or 1 according to airline regulations and whether a passenger will be traveling with the puppies. What you should do is find an airline that serves the entire route. If you must layover, make it between one and two hours and stay on the same airline. If the puppies are traveling unaccompanied, then contact the cargo department of the airline for the details and cost. You can find the requirements for importing pets to Belize here:
Posted on 2014-04-08 04:07:09.0
Curious to know if there is information/things to look out for when returning to the US with your pet. What is required for their re-entry?
Posted on 2014-07-31 23:09:57.0
Celeste - the US is very pet friendly. You will need proof of rabies vaccination at least 30 days prior to import and a health certificate issued within 10 days of travel to enter with your pet from Belize.
Posted on 2014-08-02 01:59:03.0
Traveling by car from Canada to Belize ...what do we need to do for our dog?
Posted on 2014-08-12 20:16:53.0
I will be traveling to Belize within the next year and have a Service Dog trained to mitigate the symptoms associated with my disability. I am desperately seeking information about Service Animals in Belize and was given this link to help, but it makes no mention of Service Animals. My dog is over 25 lbs, so if he were only a pet, he would have to travel in the belly of the plane. As a Service Animal, however, he is allowed to accompany me on the plane in the US. I am worried about what will happen when we arrive in Belize and how the flight back will be handled. If they want my dog to travel in the cargo, I will not be traveling to Belize, as I need him at my side to do the important work he is trained to do. Anyone have any information about Service Animals in Belize?
Posted on 2014-09-09 01:36:43.0
Hi Christina - all US based airlines will adhere to ADA regulations and many foreign based airlines do as well. You should not have a problem finding an airline that will permit your service dog to travel with you in the cabin. Just be sure you choose an airline that flies the entire route. In all countries, service animals are subject to the same import regulations as other animals when clearing customs. You can find regs here:
Posted on 2014-09-10 02:23:38.0
What are requirements for pet pot bellied pigs? Does any one know?
Posted on 2014-09-23 05:40:55.0
Brigitte Bachmann-Fairs Thanks for info
Posted on 2014-09-23 17:24:22.0
Hello Dona, As Brigitte suggested I would recommend you get in contact with the BAHA (Belize Agricultural Health Authority), Here is their contact info: Dr. Victor Gongora Technical Director Central Farm Tel: 011-501-824-4872/99 Fax: 011-501-824-4889 E-mail:
Posted on 2014-09-25 19:21:17.0
having a hard time obtaining Import Permits. had thought there was a place in Vancouver but when I phoned them they do not have them. I have one dog and one cat heading for Belize. any help on this would be appreciated.
Posted on 2015-02-20 21:20:25.0
Anne - the Health Authority for Belize handles them. You can also find links to instructions and forms for Belize here:
Posted on 2015-02-24 01:38:23.0

I was wondering what it would take to bring home a rescue dog from Belize to miami? She is fixed and is up to date on her rabies and all vaccine's?
Posted on 2015-06-29 14:19:24.0

Is there any breed specific legislation for Belize? I have a dog that could be considered a pit bull.
Posted on 2015-07-24 05:58:31.0

Claire - we are checking and will update your post.
Posted on 2015-08-05 02:39:56.0

Claire - Belize does not publish any list of banned breeds. Aggressive behavior is not a good idea, but your mix should be fine entering the country.
Posted on 2015-08-05 12:58:25.0

Hi Audrey, My husband and I....and our doodle are considering moving to Belize and I was thinking it would be best to drive with the dog also to avoid him in the belly of multiple planes. Have you done this? How did it go with crossing all the borders and what not?? Any direction would be most appreciated. Thank you:)
Posted on 2015-08-07 22:35:57.0

I obtained your pet passport package to Belize from US. How long or how often can I use this passport without re applying? We are buying a vacation place in San Pedro and plan to stay 3-4 weeks at a time. Do I need to do all this work every time we go? Can I get my dog back to the US without further paperwork? We would like to vacation with her. She's a Lhasa Apso approx 15 lbs. Would it be better in the belly of the plane or under the seat? Do you think she'd fit? Will probably be flying United or most likely Southwest when they start flying.
Posted on 2015-09-18 22:33:47.0

Hi Paula - we answered all of your questions through Facebook directly.
Posted on 2015-09-29 04:25:06.0

You get the permit from the Department of Agriculture in Belize.
Posted on 2015-09-29 04:26:13.0

My sister and I are moving to Belize on November 2, 2015. We have two dogs that we have booked to fly with us. I have all of the documents necessary for our dogs to travel to Belize. Is it possible to get approval of the pet import forms through email? We do not have access to a fax.
Posted on 2015-10-14 14:51:45.0

Hi. When I click to instructions and forms, is it included the import permit form and where to mail it or fax it? What are the passsports are for? Thanks Annie
Posted on 2016-05-27 19:25:28.0