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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 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.

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.

Dog Passport Brazil

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.

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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direk.suvanpidok
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Posted on 2013-05-27 05:03:40.0
AlejandroAngelGarciaPinto13
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 PetRelocation.com 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 PetRelocation.com 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
susana.dpaula
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
PetTravel
This breed is not banned by Brazil but must be registered after importation.
Posted on 2013-10-26 16:56:11.0
PetTravel
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
cherry.couch
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
sigrid.saxegaard
What kind of rules is it from Norway to Brazil?
Posted on 2013-11-13 17:17:35.0
lpupim
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
PetTravel
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
PetTravel
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
PetTravel
Lara - Brazil only recognizes the one year vaccine.
Posted on 2013-12-11 13:05:30.0
PetTravel
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: http://www.pettravel.com/immigration/brazil.cfm
Posted on 2013-12-18 03:00:58.0
VibrateLove
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
PetTravel
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
VibrateLove
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
PetTravel
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
VibrateLove
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
PetTravel
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
VibrateLove
THANKS SO MUCH you are so awesome for helping me with all of this!!!
Posted on 2014-01-10 05:05:20.0
PetTravel
Orineya Ah You are certainly welcome. Best of luck in your travels.
Posted on 2014-01-10 15:13:39.0
PetTravel
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
veronica.kovesdy
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
PetTravel
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: http://www.pettravel.com/immigration/Brazil.cfm
Posted on 2014-01-28 03:51:21.0
veronica.kovesdy
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
PetTravel
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
ramoic
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
PetTravel
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
ramoic
Thanks!
Posted on 2014-02-07 06:13:25.0
ujana.zajmi
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
PetTravel
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: http://www.aphis.usda.gov/regulations/vs/iregs/animals/downloads/br_pt_bi.pdf. 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
mary.peralta.503
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
PetTravel
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: http://www.pettravel.com/immigration/brazil.cfm
Posted on 2014-02-25 02:54:32.0
vanessa.lewis.549221
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
PetTravel
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: http://www.pettravel.com/immigration/brazil.cfm 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