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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 Brazil

Brazil does not quarantine healthy pets from countries with a low incidence of rabies who meet the following requirements:

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

When entering countries with a high incidence of rabies, your dog or cat will require an Import Permit issued by the Ministry of Agriculture.

*When entering Brazil directly from a rabies free country, your dog or cat does not require the rabies immunization, although it is recommended.

Brazil does not have quarantine facilities, so be sure your pet conforms to the above requirements or it will be returned to your country of origin.

Unaccompanied pets will be subject to import taxes.

The admittance of species other than dogs and cats, including pet birds, requires prior approval by the Ministry of Agriculture. The traveler must produce an import permit from the Ministry of Agriculture in Brazil.

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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 Brazil 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 Brazil. 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 Brazil does not require a pet microchip, we strongly recommend that you microchip your cat or dog prior to traveling.  

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Posted on 2013-05-27 05:03:40.0
Requirements and Documentation for bringing a pet into and out of Brazil... To bring cats or dogs into Brazil (excluding for commercial purposes), the following documentation is required: • International Health Certificate for animals (Certificado Zoosanitãrio Internacional - CZI). The international health certificate is issued by a licenced veterinarian ten days before departure, and must show no disease present. The certificate must also confirm that no incidence of contagious disease has been detected in the place of origin up to forty days before departure. The certificate must be authenticated by the Brazilian Consulate in the animal's place of residence before departure. • A certificate of vaccination against rabies for any animal over 90 days old (obtained 30 days before entry in the case of animals vaccinated for the first time). This must be valid for at least one year. • Proof of owners full name and address including state and country. • Documents showing the animals name, breed, gender, size, colour, coat and any other specific markings. • Copies of all relevant documents for animals imported as cargo. Failure to comply with all requirements will result in the immediate return (at the owners cost) or destruction of the animal. Quarantine facilities do not exist when importing domestic animals. The same requirements apply to guide dogs. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------------------------------- ? Step 3?International Health Certificate (Form 7001): Your vet should have these in stock. It’s a good idea to call ahead and ask. This is an international health certificate that needs to be completed by your vet within 10 days of departure. USDA APHIS Form 7001 (sample). * Your vet should be familiar with the proper protocol for completing the International Health Certificate, but it is important to specify the following: ? [Box 3] NAME, ADDRESS AND TELEPHONE NUMBER OF OWNER/CONSIGNOR: Completed using owner’s information. ? [Box 4] NAME, ADDRESS AND TELEPHONE NUMBER OF CONSIGNEE: Completed per specialists instructions. ---------------------------------------------------------------- To reiterate, the following documents need to be sent to your local USDA office for their stamp of approval: ? Microchip Record ? Rabies Certificate ? International Health Certificate (Form 7001). ? Step 5 ? All Original Documentation Listed Above Must Travel With The Pets: Your agent will provide you with a clearly marked Manila Folder. Place all of the following documents into this folder and simply hand them over to our driver when he/she arrives to pick up your pet. ? Microchip Record (if not being held by our agent) ? Original Rabies Certificate (if not being held by our agent) ? Original International Health Certificate (Form 7001) (if not being held by our agent) ? Copy of Pet Owner’s Passport ? Proof of Recent Trip to Brazil (i.e. airline boarding pass or e-ticket) ? Copy of CPF if Available (Tax Payer’s Registration). ----------------------------------------------------------------
Posted on 2013-08-21 18:57:45.0
Hello I am going to brazil to visit my parents in December for 4 weeks and I have a Rottweiler that will be 1 year old. Can I bring him to brazil and after come back to Canada without quarantine?
Posted on 2013-08-26 19:38:53.0
This breed is not banned by Brazil but must be registered after importation.
Posted on 2013-10-26 16:56:11.0
You can bring your Rottie back to Canada as long as your pet's rabies vaccination has not expired.
Posted on 2013-10-26 17:02:19.0
For work purposes my fiance and i are traveling to Brazil for awhile , and we have a Bull Mastiff. Can i bring her to Brazil without going threw quarantine if she follows all the requirements?
Posted on 2013-11-08 05:05:30.0
What kind of rules is it from Norway to Brazil?
Posted on 2013-11-13 17:17:35.0
I plan on travelling with my Yorkie to Brazil. He's got rabies vaccination about 2 years ago; the requirement in the US is every 3 years. However, he would not meet the requirement described above " •Rabies vaccination* not less than 1 month and not more than 12 months prior to travel." Does that mean he cannot travel with me if I am flying in less than 1 month? Thank you for your help!
Posted on 2013-12-07 18:33:36.0
Although Brazil does ban some breeds, I do not see Mastiffs on the list. However, any country will ban any breed that shows aggression. Brazil will not quarantine your pet if you follow the rules.
Posted on 2013-12-11 01:57:15.0
The initial vaccination must be given at least 30 days prior to entry. If your pet has a history of regular vaccinations, then the 30 day rule does not apply, only for the initial vaccination. It appears that Brazil will accept the 3 year vaccine, but I am checking for you.
Posted on 2013-12-11 02:37:21.0
Lara - Brazil only recognizes the one year vaccine.
Posted on 2013-12-11 13:05:30.0
Your pet will need proof of rabies vaccination between 30 days and 1 year of entry as well as a veterinary health certificate endorsed by the government agency responsible for the import and export of animals.Your pet must arrive as manifest cargo to Brazil. You can find details here:
Posted on 2013-12-18 03:00:58.0
Hi! so i was planning on bringing my little peke with me as a "carry-on" with me on the plane and NOT sticking him in cargo. i feel that cargo would be traumatic for him! Also he is a service dog so he needs to be with me on the flight... so i wonder if i can still bring him as a 'carryon' and bring him into brazil with me without trouble? Thankyou for any clarification on this!
Posted on 2014-01-06 23:45:23.0
Many countries that require pets to enter the country by air in cargo is because airport configuration or veterinary facilities will not accommodate pets disembarking from the cabin of the aircraft. You can make inquiries of the airline you are flying to see if they can make an exception for your service animal.
Posted on 2014-01-07 03:20:06.0
thankyou, but would there be a problem with brazil accepting my dog if he is brought with me as a carry on? obviously i dont want any problems getting him in when i get there. wouldn't that go against their requirements for dog entry? i plan to also ask the consulates and airlines.. but want a few opinions to be sure! thankyou so much again <3
Posted on 2014-01-08 05:08:39.0
Orineya Ah Your pet must enter Brazil as cargo according to their regulations unless the airline you are arriving in has special arrangements with veterinary officials. We are not aware of any airline with this special arrangement.
Posted on 2014-01-09 02:17:13.0
i have also read of a few instances in which animals have died travelling in cargo... and also that there is a chance of losing them just as losing luggage in baggage claim. all of that makes me nervous. aside from that, he is my service dog and i want him with me. i suppose the only way to figure this out is to call all of them. thanks for you feedback!
Posted on 2014-01-09 02:22:46.0
Orineya Ah If you can make your case to the airlines that your pet is a service animal, and there is a US based airline that serves the route, then you may have a good chance of traveling with your pet in the cabin.
Posted on 2014-01-10 02:12:29.0
THANKS SO MUCH you are so awesome for helping me with all of this!!!
Posted on 2014-01-10 05:05:20.0
Orineya Ah You are certainly welcome. Best of luck in your travels.
Posted on 2014-01-10 15:13:39.0
PetTravel Correction: Arienya - it is the policy of the airline whether your pet can arrive in the cabin when entering Brazil.
Posted on 2014-01-17 13:48:52.0
Hi! Im planning to pick up and bring my cat to Brazil, he is coming from Berlin. 1) He had his rabies vaccination on 17/06/13, so it fine for him to get in Brazil on 08/06/14? 2) he had his vaccination in london (as we used to live in london), and the vet put a stamp of the vaccination on his european pet passaport, we also have a blood test confirming the result, is that enough as a rabbies certificate? 3)however on his european passport (issued last year)and the blood test the vet wrote our old address in London and now we are living in Brazil, is that ok? Thank you soo much,
Posted on 2014-01-27 22:37:03.0
Veronica - the one thing you do not want to do is to have your pet's rabies vaccination expire as your titer test is good unless your pet's vaccination expires. Unless you have a vet in Brazil, it may be wise to have your pet vaccinated in Berlin before you leave. If you can show to customs that your pet's vaccination has not expired, then you will be fine to enter the country. You should have a health certificate for Brazil in addition to the EU passport with your pet's vaccination record. If you need it, you can find a link to it here:
Posted on 2014-01-28 03:51:21.0
PetTravel thanks for the prompt reply. So you mean that even so that his rabbies vaccination would expire on 17/06/14, it would be wiser to give to him a second shot, as we are travelling back on 08/06/14 (technically before the expire date). So for the second shot, do I need to wait one month to travel? Thanks
Posted on 2014-01-28 11:31:28.0
Veronica Kovesdy It is your choice as to whether to wait until you return or renew your pet's vaccination prior to leaving. As an abundance of caution, it may be a wise thing to do in case your travel plans are altered. No, you should not have to wait 30 days before entering Brazil if your pet's prior vaccine had not expired. The 30 day wait is for newly vaccinated dog or cat.
Posted on 2014-01-29 02:57:51.0
Hi, I am flying TAM from Miami to Rio with a connection. The cat is flying in the cargo hold. Will I need to claim him at the first point of international arrival or, will they connect my cat without me claiming him first. Thanks.
Posted on 2014-02-06 20:32:19.0
Marcio - The airlines will transfer your pet to the next plane IF you are staying on the same airline and if the layover is of a reasonable length (usually around 1-2 hours). Airlines will not interline pets.
Posted on 2014-02-07 03:30:24.0
Posted on 2014-02-07 06:13:25.0
Hey, I have some pet birds that I want to take with me to Rio de Janeiro. But I have heard several times that birds are no longer allowed into brazil, for poaching issues. I just wanted to confirm that this is false. Also, does the link (the button that says:instructions and forms) apply for birds as well? Can I just fill one out and show up at the airport with my birds and the form? What are the exact actions I'd need to take to safely bring them into Brazil?
Posted on 2014-02-21 00:18:09.0
Hi Ujana - you will need to file an Import Permit to bring your pet birds to Brazil. There will be a 30 day quarantine period in your home country and a bunch of tests must be done during that time. You can find the details and the permit here: You should also check with the Brazilian Embassy to be sure there haven't been any recent bans on birds.
Posted on 2014-02-21 03:48:16.0
hi im going to Brazil from england its one way and i was wondering what i need for my jack russell to get in the country like vaccination for rabies etc. Thank You
Posted on 2014-02-24 09:57:28.0
Hi Mary - your pet will need a health certificate issued within 10 days of travel. Call the Brazilian Consulate in England and ask them if they endorse health certificates. I do not believe it will be required. Because England is no longer a rabies free country, your Jack should have a rabies vaccination more than 30 days prior to entering Brazil. You can find details as well as links to instructions and forms here:
Posted on 2014-02-25 02:54:32.0
Hi, I am flying from England to Brazil. I am taking 3 cats with me. What do they require to travel? One cat is Burmese, less than 5Kg,the other is Norweigen cat, 6Kg and the other is short hair ginger car, less than 6Kg. Could I take them all in the cabin? I am travelling with a 12 years old child and a baby.
Posted on 2014-03-04 20:30:07.0
Hi Vanessa - most airlines will only allow one pet per passenger in the cabin. You certainly will have your hands full. It may be a good idea to fly your kitties in the hold as checked baggage. You will need proof of rabies vaccination at least 30 days prior to entry and a veterinary certificate issued shortly prior to travel. You can find details on taking a pet to Brazil here: You will need to contact an airline that flies the entire route. The airlines do not interline pets, but they will move them from plane to plane in their own fleet. Keep your layovers around 2 hours if possible. Let me know if you have additional questions. We would be happy to help.
Posted on 2014-03-06 00:15:18.0
Hi. I have a french bulldog and we need to travel to brazil. How can we do it?
Posted on 2014-05-03 13:38:51.0
Edmund - you can try Air France, TAM or TAP Portugal. It will be difficult to transport any pets when the temperatures exceed 85 degrees (normally 75 degrees for snub nosed pets). Try to fly either early in the AM or very late at night to avoid the high temperatures.
Posted on 2014-05-05 02:45:38.0
Hi we are moving to Brazil for 2 years and wish to take our dog she is a lab/border collie. I am aware of what we need to do in order to fly her out there but will it be complicated bringing her back? Will she have to go into quarantine?
Posted on 2014-06-13 17:10:14.0
Sorry forgot to mention we are from the UK
Posted on 2014-06-13 17:28:31.0
My question is. Little different, where can I find information on bringing a pet from Brasil to the US,
Posted on 2014-06-14 20:19:16.0
My puppy will be 2 months only, a shih Tzu to be exact, what do I need coming back into California, USA FROM BRASIL, thank you so much.
Posted on 2014-06-14 20:20:18.0
Hi Aurora - you will need a health certificate issued within 10 days of travel to bring your puppy to the United States. Also, because your puppy will not be vaccinated for rabies, you will need to sign a home quarantine form. You will have to vaccinate your puppy for rabies at 3 months of age. Details are here:
Posted on 2014-06-16 02:41:53.0
Katie - here's what you need to do. Microchip your pet, then have it vaccinated for rabies (in that order but same vet visit is OK). Wait 30 days (not counting the vet visit), then have your vet administer a Blood Titer Test while you are still in the UK. Technically, assuming acceptable results, your pet can re-enter the UK no sooner than 90 days from the date the blood was drawn. The titer test is good for the life of your dog as long as you keep the rabies vaccinations up to date. If you do not have time for the 90 day wait before re-entering the UK, then your pet will be quarantined for the remainder of the 90 day wait period. This is why it is important to start now.
Posted on 2014-06-16 02:46:09.0
We are moving to Brazil and are bringing two cats with us from Turkey. Do we need to get their documentation legalized? I read your site and I believe it says we don't need to. My wife was looking at a website from 2009 that says we do. Can you help us?
Posted on 2014-06-17 12:50:54.0
Oh, and we are American.
Posted on 2014-06-17 12:51:44.0
my question is: do I have to pay duty taxes? I want to bring a cat for my niece.
Posted on 2014-06-18 03:19:21.0
Desi - the rule regarding endorsement was clarified several years ago after a lot of confustion. It is, if Turkey required endorsement for pets entering from Brazil, they would also have the same requirement for pets entering from Turkey. However, Turkey does not require consulate endorsement, so it should not be required. If you feel more comfortable, you can request it.
Posted on 2014-06-18 03:38:49.0
Generally, when pets are accompanied by their owners or representative and are being imported non-commercially, there is no fee or it is minimal. Sometimes there is an inspection fee.
Posted on 2014-06-18 03:51:12.0
Hi, i am flying from New Zealand with Quantas/Lan Chile to Sao Paulo. I am trying to find out if I can fly my dog from NZ into Brazil directly or if I should clear customs in Santiago and then again in Brazil because the export certificate that was in place between the two countries was suspended on the 23rd of june. Any idea how I can get my dog to Brazil?
Posted on 2014-07-01 09:21:58.0
Kathleen - if you fly LAN from Aukland (if that is where you are departing from), you can transit Santiago with a 55 minute layover without having to clear customs. LAN will take you into Sao Paulo. Easiest way we can find...
Posted on 2014-07-05 22:28:57.0
I am travel to Brazil from California next week I will stay there 4 weeks do I need anything else beside the health certificate for my 6 months Yorkshire?
Posted on 2014-07-07 17:24:46.0
Carmen - in addition to a health certificate, you will also need proof of rabies vaccination at least 30 days and not more than one year prior to entry to Brazil.
Posted on 2014-07-12 22:15:06.0
Hi. Im travelling from Ireland to Brazil with my bull terrier puppy. She is less than 3 months old so she doesn't need the rabbies vaccination. I have two connections. one in Paris and one in Rome. Do i need anything for these countries or only the brazilian regulaments?
Posted on 2014-08-06 23:53:29.0
Bruno - it depends on whether you are staying on the same airline in and out of Paris and Rome. As long as you are not changing airlines, you should be fine to transit the airport. Do not clear customs.
Posted on 2014-08-10 20:21:11.0
Hello, Im planning to fly from Ukraine to Brazil with my dog. What do i need for that and for how long a flight supposed to be?
Posted on 2014-08-11 21:12:14.0
Hi there, We're moving to Brazil from the US, but only for a year or two. We have a 9 year old mutt and are trying to decide if we will bring him or leave him with family. It looks like he will not need to be quarantined to get into Brazil, but will we have more trouble bringing him back to the US? Also, what is this going to cost us for traveling both ways? And will his age be a factor when he comes back?
Posted on 2014-08-17 21:14:57.0
Hello - your pet will need proof of a rabies vaccination and a health certificate issued within 10 days of travel. if there is a Brazilian Embassy in Ukraine, contact them and ask if endorsement is required. You can find all the details here: Need to know what cities you are flying from and to in order to answer your question about your route.
Posted on 2014-08-18 12:45:41.0
Hello - as long as you have required documentation, there will be no quarantine upon entering Brazil. The US will require proof of current rabies vaccination and a health certificate issued within 10 days of travel. (very pet friendly) You will also need a screwworm test between one and five days of re-entering the US. Find an airline that serves the entire route and inquire as to the cost. There are too many variables involved for us to cost the transport. Your dog's age will not be an issue returning to the US, however, it is important to keep your pet in good health.
Posted on 2014-08-18 12:49:13.0
PetTravel, Thank you for your respond! Im flying from Kiev to San Paulo. I called to Brazilian embassy in Kiev, but they told me that they don't have some stamp (it have been requested by them for endorsement, but embassy didn't receive this), and told me to call airport about regulations and documents. This is make me feel awful, as it can happened in Ukraine, as here is always a chaos in almost every issue... so i don't know if i can enter Brazil and leave Ukraine without Brazilian Embassy endorsement... :(
Posted on 2014-08-19 16:37:58.0
Vitaliya Lavrinenko Hello Vitaliya - here is the rule: if your country (Ukraine) requires endorsement from the Brazilian Embassy to import a pet, then Brazil will require it from pets entering from Ukraine. It sounds very doubtful that it will be required.
Posted on 2014-08-20 03:06:59.0
a Brazilian client is flying with three puppies 8 weeks old as extra luggage with microchip, certificates, etc. from Miami, FL to his home in Brazil, since they are under 3 months old and do not require rabies shot will the puppies be allowed entry?
Posted on 2014-08-20 18:40:11.0
This is great info, Thanks! I'm currently in Atlanta and planning to move back to Brazil with my Golden Retriever in October. To make the trip shorter for him, I have thought about driving to Miami and flying from there instead. American seems like the better option to do that. Any suggestions on this? Thanks!
Posted on 2014-08-23 05:39:40.0
Colleen - all cats and dogs entering Brazil must be vaccinated for rabies at least 30 days prior to entering the country.
Posted on 2014-08-23 15:29:26.0
Carolina - before driving to MIA, check with Delta. They have a flight out of ATL that flies directly to Rio de Janeiro. (not sure where you are going in Brazil). There are time requirements for getting the veterinary certificate endorsed by the USDA and also ticks and tapeworm treatment, so, although your plan is doable, it may be easier to fly out of Atlanta.
Posted on 2014-08-23 15:34:26.0
Hi! We are in the US and we are moving to Brasil in ~ two months. Before entering Brasil, we wanted to stop in Argentina for 2 weeks. I was wondering if the paperwork that I do here in the US will be good for our dog to enter Argentina, and then to enter Brasil from Argentina. Thank you very much!! Flor
Posted on 2014-08-25 21:27:47.0
Flor - Argentina is considered a high-rabies country and you would have difficulty bringing your pet to Brazil from Argentina.
Posted on 2014-08-26 13:08:10.0
Hi I might be moving to brazil and i have a pet rabbit. Which documents should I get for him ? Can he travel in cabin with me ?
Posted on 2014-08-27 08:20:45.0
If it is a puppy who is 10 weeks old and not old enough for a rabies shot is the rabies still required before they travel there?
Posted on 2014-08-28 21:58:48.0
Lindsey - Brazil does require the rabies vaccination between 1 and 12 months of entry. We are not aware of any exception to this requirement.
Posted on 2014-08-31 15:44:38.0
Hello, I'm planning on going to Brazil in December for a month and I want to take my maltese with me. He already got the rabies and will be 9 months then. Do I only need the Veterinary certificate? Thanks!
Posted on 2014-09-02 04:30:28.0
Matheus - if your originating country is the US, you will need proof of rabies vaccination, Brazilian veterinary certificate and a ticks and tapeworm treatment shortly prior to entry. The list of requirements is here with links to instructions and forms if you need them:
Posted on 2014-09-04 03:52:30.0
PetTravel Thank you for your respond, i found out that there is no need endorsement from Brazilian embassy. Just have one more question: i do need proof of rabies vaccination - what is that? is it a stamp in pet passport and sticker about vaccination or this is some other certificate? and do i need rabies anti bodies test?
Posted on 2014-09-05 18:48:04.0
Hi, What kind of documentation do I need to send the dog by itself from US to Brazil? Let me give you some information why the dog is going by itself. My nephew bought an American Bully from US, the dog is 1 Year Old, my nephew is in Brazil and wire money to this person who breed dogs, you might be thinking how stupid he is for sending money to another country. I think he was very naïve but anyways, the person who breeds the dog has not shipped the dog yet and is giving some excuses why he has not sent the dog yet. One of his excuses is that the form has changed from the Ministry of Agriculture in Brazil and that's why he has not shipped it yet. Do you know anything about it? Does he need any form from Brazil? or Does he only need from US? Thank you very much!! Sara
Posted on 2014-09-06 05:46:39.0
Posted on 2014-09-08 10:45:16.0
Sara - you will need an agent to assist you in the process of importing your pet to Brazil if indeed it is not a scam. Your pet will need an import permit, proof of rabies vaccination and a health certificate. You should be very careful before sending more money. There are no export requirements from the US. ask more questions if you like.
Posted on 2014-09-08 13:13:43.0
Where can I find an agent? Have you ever came across of anything like this case? Is there anywhere I can go to report this person if he does not ship the dog? Thank you!! Sara
Posted on 2014-09-08 16:41:11.0
Hi Sara - you can find an agent at We have dealt with many people who have been involved in scams and there are some common threads. One is wiring money to Cameroon, Africa despite where the seller is located. Another is providing a telephone number that is incorrect or doesn't work. Another is claiming to use a transport company that does not exist or another which is in business, but has nothing to do with the transport. If the seller is located in the US, you can report them with local authorities or at
Posted on 2014-09-10 02:31:32.0
Vitaliya - you will need an import permit from the Ministry of Agriculture. As for proof of rabies vaccination, you would get this information from your veterinarian. It is a history of your pet's vaccinations.
Posted on 2014-09-10 02:34:06.0
Thank you for your help and I hope people read this and be aware and don't do business with anyone before doing your homework.
Posted on 2014-09-11 17:37:53.0
Hi! I am origin of Switzerland, we live here but we will leave to Brazil from Germany. Our vet is usually in Switzerland. Should I get the documents all done in Germany, as we are returning from Brazil to Germany? Or do Brazil and Germany also acceppt the Swiss documents? Germany is not the transit destination, it is the final destination. We return from there by car. Thank you very much for your help!
Posted on 2014-09-16 09:12:06.0
Alexandra - You can get the paperwork done in Switzerland and enter and return to Germany as long as you have an EU pet passport and your pet is vaccinated for rabies at least once after being microchipped and the vaccination is current and more than 21 days prior to entering Germany. You will need a veterinary certificate for Brazil issued within 10 days of entry as well as a ticks and tapeworm treatment.
Posted on 2014-09-18 03:20:12.0
Katie Kirby How Funny to see you here! I plan on bringing my dog to Brazil too! Hope all is with you and your trip! xoxox LORENZO
Posted on 2014-09-23 00:17:53.0
Hello, I'm planning on going to Brazil in 2016 for 5 months, and I want to take my ferret with me. I don't know nothing about it, can you tell me more about? And can I bring him to Brazil and after come back to UK without quarantine? Thanks!
Posted on 2014-09-25 23:09:09.0
Natalia - not sure about taking a ferret to Brazil, but will do some research. I would suspect it is the same as a cat or dog, but some countries are not familiar with ferrets and don't regard them as pets. (can you imagine?) In order to avoid quarantine when re-entering the UK, you will need to do this while you are still in the UK: have your ferret microchipped, then vaccinated for rabies (in that order, but same vet visit is fine.) Then wait 30 days not including day of vet visit and have your vet administer a blood titer test. Your ferret will be able to return to the UK once 90 days have passed after the day the test was given assuming acceptable results. The titer test is good for the life of your ferret as long as the rabies vaccination is kept up to date. So take it with you to Brazil and keep it safe. You will need an EU pet passport as well.
Posted on 2014-09-26 04:08:12.0
Hi, I am flying from Chile via Sao Paulo to Germany and want to bring my cat. As I have a couple of hours stop over in Sao Paulo my question is, do the Brazilian requirements count as well? Since travelling from Santiago I was informed by TAM, my airline that I would only need to get her vaccinated anti rabies, health certificate and she needs a Microchip... Now I see that for Brazil there has to be done more. Would you be able to help me?
Posted on 2014-10-15 22:08:14.0
Vanessa - you may not have to enter Brazil, but that will depend on several things. First, are you staying on TAM in and out of Sao Paulo? Is your cat going to travel in the cabin or as checked baggage in the hold? If your cat is traveling in the hold, will TAM hold it during the layover? Assuming that you ARE flying TAM in and out of Sao Paulo and your cat is traveling in the cabin, then you will just stay in the terminal and not clear customs. (just change gates). If you can do this, then you will not need to enter the county and conform to Brazil's requirements.
Posted on 2014-10-17 02:36:58.0
PetTravel Thank you for your reply! I will continue travelling with TAM and I called the airline already and requested to take her with me into the Cabin. I feel more comfortable this way. They told me they cannot guarantee this request yet as there can be other animals travelling in the cabin and therefore it cannot be a guarantee yet. However, if she travelled in the hold, would I then need to conform Brazil's requirements?
Posted on 2014-10-17 14:51:38.0
Vanessa Verano Vanessa - you will not have to conform to Brazil's requirements if your layover is under 2 hours. TAM will move your pet from plane to plane.
Posted on 2014-10-19 02:30:14.0
Hello, Im traveling with my 1 year Pomeranian from Jakarta to Brasil with Turkish Airline on December 20th! I would like to know what is all the correct procedure!Do my Pomeranian needs a Titer Rabies to enter to Brasil(once we will be transit in Turkey)?He have his rabies in day and a health certificate by the vet too! Thank you so much, Shamirah Franco
Posted on 2014-11-02 18:08:58.0
Shamirah - you will need a Brazilian Health Certificate (they have their own) and proof of rabies vaccination to enter Brazil. You should get the health certificate endorsed by the Brazilian Embassy in Malaysia. If you are staying on Turkish Air in and out of Turkey, you do not have to enter the country and conform to their requirements. You can find links to instructions and forms here if you need them:
Posted on 2014-11-04 04:45:50.0
Hi! I am traveling from the U.S. to Brazil in December and then back to the U.S. again in January with my 6-months Pomeranian. What exactly do I need? Do I need to contact the Brazilian Embassy to get the health certificate endorsed? I'm staying there for the holidays. Will the USDA ask for more documents? Thank you so much, Joaquim dos Santos
Posted on 2014-11-06 17:15:23.0
Joaquim - Consulate endorsement is not required for pets entering Brazil from the US. If you are only staying for 30 days, you can use your rabies and health certificates to re-enter the US unless your airline requires a more current health certificate. You will need a screw worm certificate issued by a vet in Brazil between one and five days of entry to the US.
Posted on 2014-11-08 02:07:16.0
What if the dog is under 4 months? Vets dont normally give rabies that young...
Posted on 2014-11-12 16:37:21.0
Hello Sandra, Brazil requires all dogs and cats over three months of age have a rabies vaccination.
Posted on 2014-11-13 18:59:01.0
PetTravel I am in a very similar situation, traveling from US to Brazil and back to US for the holidays with my 8 month old chihuahua. So to travel to Brazil from US I will need: -Rabies vaccination certificate endorsed by USDA -Vet certificate for Brazil within 10 days -International vet certificate within 10 days and that's it? Then to travel back to US from Brazil, I will only need the screw worm certificate from a Brazilian vet within 5 days? And all my other documentation that I already used to get into Brazil will still be valid for re-entry into US? I just want to double check that I have everything correct. Thank you!
Posted on 2014-11-17 00:47:03.0
Amanda Delgado Amanda - your pet will need a ticks and tapeworm treatment prior to entering Brazil in addition to the veterinary certificate and proof of rabies vaccination. As long as you do not stay in Brazil over 30 days, you can use the same documents to return to the US (with a screwworm test)
Posted on 2014-11-17 03:35:47.0
Hello, we are travelling with our cats from Canada to Brazil. We are concerned/confused with some of the recent changes (as of September) in the International Health Certificate for Brazil. ( The certificate states: "the animals must pass a parasites examination within 15 days prior to the issuance of the certificate and a consultation within 10 days to the issuance of the certificate. There is no longer any mention on a limit date of when the certification must be issued prior to the entry in Brazil. It actually reads that the certificate is valid for 60 days from the date of the issuance. My question is: - The consultation was done on October 18; - The parasites treatment on October 23; - The certificate was signed by the licensed veterinarian on October 24; - And endorsed by the Canadian Health Agency on November 4; - We are entering Brazil on November 29. Should this be ok? We called Vigiagro in Brazil but had a hard time finding anyone that could answer us with certainty. Thanks so much in advance!
Posted on 2014-11-17 16:02:36.0
Bea - you should have your pet examined within 10 days of travel to enter Brazil.
Posted on 2014-11-18 12:47:38.0
Hi, I will be traveling to Brazil from the United Kingdom with a Vizsla in January. I think I am clear on the vaccinations required (rabies shot required more than 30 days and a blood test 10 days before travel, as well as a UK export licence and a veterinary declaration of good health). What I am less clear about is a possible import tax in Brazil. I have read that if a pet is sent as cargo, there are very high import duties to be paid (running above $1000 USD), whereas if the animal is brought in as the baggage of a passenger (physically the dog will still travel in the acclimatised part of the cargo hold due to his size, but technically it is excess luggage, not cargo), there is no such duty. Does anyone have any information on this? Many thanks, Gilles
Posted on 2014-11-19 14:28:21.0
Gilles - if you are a tourist visiting Brazil with your pet and have a set departure date, there should be no import tax for your pet. There is a temporary admissions status that you can submit should you be visiting the country for a specified time. If your pet is traveling as manifest cargo, it may be more difficult to obtain this status if not traveling with its owner. You are correct in that the import tax is 60% of the value of your pet including the cost of transport. Should your pet be traveling as manifest cargo, you should see how you can obtain the temporary admissions status assuming you are leaving on a specified date.
Posted on 2014-11-20 03:13:43.0
Hi! My wife and I are traveling from the US to Brazil for 6 months in December. We have two small Alaskan Klee Kai dogs (17 and 13lbs, 1.5 yrs old) and a small cat. (if it's too hard to take them he cat might not go with us). Our situation is that we found flights from Azul for $100 dollars from FL to Rio, but they don't take pets. We are based in NJ and will just go down there for the flight. We are looking into shipping our pets as cargo separate from us. After calling 2 companies, they are giving us prices like $3,500-$4,500 for a door-to-door service. Over the phone they were also sort of scaring us saying we must have brokers in Brazil to clear customs if we ship them and we can't do this by ourselves. Could you point me in the right direction? We have a budget of $1,000-$1,500 the most to ship all 3 pets so I am not sure if we can get all the certificates, find flights, and get a broker in Brazil (which I am not even sure what that means) for that price. What would you suggest we do? Thanks in advance!!! Bernardo
Posted on 2014-11-20 19:15:55.0
Barnardo - it is always better to travel with your pets. Shipping unaccompanied pets to Brazil is expensive because many airlines require that an agent handle the transport. Additionally, the import taxes of merchandise arriving in Brazil is 60% of the value of the pet including the cost of transport. We would recommend that you consider flying on the same airline with your pets and check them as accompanied checked baggage.
Posted on 2014-11-21 02:16:02.0
PetTravel We decided to go with TAM. We called them and confirmed I can take all 3 pets (the cat in the cabin and 2 dogs in the hold area). It will cost $900 total but we think it's worth it compared to shipping them. My wife will take a different flight because its cheaper. We've seen so much information online and are looking for a one-stop solution where we can get the information we need to make sure all pets can go to Brazil under all rules and regulations. We just bought the Pet Passport Kit for Brazil from you guys. Will it help? and when should we receive it? Thanks for the help!
Posted on 2014-11-21 03:06:02.0
Amanda Delgado You will also need a ticks and tapeworm treatment within 15 days of entry to enter Brazil. As long as you do not spend more than 30 days, you can re-enter the US with the same documentation.
Posted on 2014-11-22 03:52:33.0