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Nicaragua Pet Passport & Import Regulations

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Nicaragua does not quarantine cats and dogs that meet the following requirements. All requirements also apply to service and emotional support animals.

1.

Pet Microchip

pet microchip

Nicaragua 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.

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2.

Vaccinations

pet rabies vaccination

Your pet must be vaccinated for rabies between 30 days and 12 months prior to entering the country.

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3.

Rabies Titer Test

Blood Titer Test

A rabies titer test is not required to enter Nicaragua from any country.

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4.

Health Certificate

pet microchip

A licensed veterinarian must complete a Veterinary Health Certificate for Nicaragua within 14 days of travel stating that your pet is in good health and free from parasites such as fleas and ticks. If traveling from the United States or Canada, then a USDA or CFIA accredited veterinarian complete the form and you have it endorsed by the USDA or CFIA. If you are entering Nicaragua from another country, the Governing Authority of your country responsible for the import and export of animals should endorse the forms.

If your pet is traveling from the US, the Nicaraguan Consulate can endorse your forms although it is not required for entry.

5.

Import Permit

pet passport forms

An import permit is not required when entering Nicaragua with a personal pet.

6.

Ticks and Tapeworm Treatment

tapeworm treatment

A ticks and tapeworm treatment is not required prior to entering Nicaragua but is recommended due to availability of these products in the country.

7.

Entering Nicaragua by Air

airplane

Pets should enter Nicaragua via Augusto C. Sandino International Airport in Managua. Pets can enter in the cabin, as checked baggage or air cargo.

Whenever you travel to a foreign country like Nicaragua, it is always advisable to carry some form of identification indicating ownership of your pet.

All domestic dogs and cats must be free of evidence of disease communicable to humans when examined at the entry airport. If your dog or cat is not in apparent good health, further examination by a licensed veterinarian may be required at your expense.

8.

Puppies and Kittens

Nicaragua puppy or kitten import

If under 4 months of age, unvaccinated puppies and kittens are permitted entry to Nicaragua.

9.

Banned Breeds

Banned Dogs in Nicaragua

Nicaragua does not publish a list of banned breeds.

10.

Other Animals

rabbits turtles 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 Nicaragua. Pet owners are strongly advised to seek further information from the relevant authority of their country and/or that of the country of destination.

11.

CITES

CITES endangered turtle

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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