Brazil Pet Passport Regulations
These requirements also apply to service and emotional support dogs and cats.
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.
When entering Brazil directly from a rabies free country, your dog or cat does not require the rabies immunization, although it is recommended.
Rabies Titer Test
A rabies titer test is not required to enter Brazil from any 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 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
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.
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.
Birds of any type may not enter Brazil at this time. Invertebrates, tropical fish, reptiles, amphibia, mammals such as rodents 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 (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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