Bolivia Pet Passport & Import Regulations
There will be no quarantine imposed on your pet when entering Bolivia as long as the following requirements are met. Unless otherwise stated, the regulations below apply to domestic dogs and cats only. Owners of other pets should refer to item 10.
Bolivia 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 may be vaccinated against distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, and parvovirus.
Cats may be vaccinated against feline viral rhinotracheitis, panlieukopenia and feline leukemia.
If entering Bolivia from the United States or Canada, a USDA or CFIA-accredited veterinarian must complete the Veterinary Health Certificate for Bolivia for endorsement by the USDA or CFIA respectively. If you are traveling from another country, the government agency responsible for the import and export of live animals should endorse the form.
The certificate must be prepared not more than 3 months before your arrival in Bolivia. You should also have a Spanish version of the certificate available for customs officials although it should not be endorsed.
The health certificate must also be endorsed by the Bolivian Consulate in your country.
An import permit is not required when entering Bolivia with a personal pet from any country.]
Ticks and Tapeworm Treatment
A ticks and tapeworm treatment is required shortly prior to entering Bolivia.
Entering Bolivia by Air
Pets may enter Bolivia via El Alto International Airport, 8 miles from La Paz.
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.
Bolivia does not publish a list of banned breeds.
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 Bolivia. 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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