Brazil Pet Passport & Import Regulations
There will be no quarantine imposed on your pet when entering Brazil as long as the following requirements are met. Unless otherwise stated, the regulations below apply to domestic dogs and cats only. Owners of other pets should refer to item 9.
Brazil does not require that your pet be identified with a pet microchip, but it is recommended that you microchip your pet and register your contact information prior to traveling as a means of identification should your pet be lost or separated from you. If your pet does not have a registered microchip, make sure your pets are wearing tags that identify them and have contact information for the owner.
Proof of current vaccination against rabies at least 21 days and not more than 12 months prior to entering Brazil must be provided. The 3 year rabies vaccination will be accepted.
When entering Brazil directly from a country that the World Health Organization considers to be rabies free, your dog or cat does not require the rabies immunization, although it is recommended as Brazil is not a rabies-free country.
Within 10 days of entry, a licensed veterinarian completes the Health Certificate for Brazil. A USDA or CFIA licensed veterinarian completes the form and you must have it endorsed by the USDA or CFIA if traveling from the United States or Canada. If you are traveling from another country, the Governmental Authority of your country responsible for the import and export of animals should endorse your forms.
Ticks & Tapeworm Treatment
Before your cat or dog can enter Brazil, it must have be treated against internal and external parasites within 15 days of entry.
Entering Brazil by Air
There are multiple international airports in Brazil where pets can enter the country. Notice should be given to veterinary officials so they will be available to inspect your pet upon landing.
Puppies and Kittens
Puppies and kittens that are not yet 3 months old should not be vaccinated for rabies; they may enter Brazil unvaccinated as long as they do not originate in an area that is high-rabies or had a rabies incident in the previous 90 days.
Brazil does not ban any breed of dog or cat.
Exporting Pets from Brazil
Dogs and cats leaving Brazil must have a licensed veterinarian from the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply issue an International Veterinary Certificate (CVI) after seeing a health certificate from a licensed veterinarian. Pet owners should be prepared to submit both documents to the airline upon departure. All documentation required for the destination country must be provided.
To bring other species of pet animals other than dogs or cats to Brazil (turtle, rabbit, iguana, parrot, fish, guinea pig, ferret, etc.), it is necessary to obtain a MAPA Import Authorization and the health requirements Vary according to the country of origin. To inquire about these requirements, The owner of the animal should seek the Federal Superintendence of Agriculture Located in the 27 states of the country.
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. Over 180 countries participate and enforce CITES regulations. .
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To the best of our ability, we ensure that recommendations given on PetTravel.com 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 your pet into quarantine at your expense, return your pet to the country of origin, or euthanize your 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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