Venezuela Pet Passport & Import Regulations
Venezuela does not quarantine cats and dogs that meet the following requirements. All requirements also apply to service and emotional support animals.
Venezuela 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.
Your pet must be vaccinated for rabies between 30 days and 12 months prior to entering the country.
Dogs must be vaccinated against Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parvovirus and Parainfluenza viruses. Cats must be vaccinated against Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus and Pneumonitis.
Within 14 days of travel, a USDA (or CFIA) accredited veterinarian must complete the Health Certificate for Venezuela for endorsement by the USDA or CFIA if your pet is traveling from the United States or Canada. If your pet is not traveling from either of these countries, the Governing Authority of your country responsible for the import and export of animals should endorse the forms.
The health certificate should be made out in duplicate and both copies signed by the veterinarian. It will also need to be endorsed by the Venezuelan Consulate in Washington. It will be good for 30 days after it is issued by your veterinarian.
An import permit is not required when entering Venezuela with a personal pet.
Ticks and Tapeworm Treatment
A ticks and tapeworm treatment is not required prior to entering Venezuela but is recommended due to availability of these products in the country.
Entering Venezuela by Air
Pets must enter Venezuela via Sim243;n Bolívar International Airport in Maiquetía serving Caracas. Pets can enter in the cabin, as checked baggage or air cargo.
Whenever you travel to a foreign country like Venezuela, 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.
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 Venezuela. 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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