Chile Pet Passport & Import Regulations
Chile does not quarantine cats and dogs that meet the following requirements. All requirements also apply to service and emotional support animals.
All cats and dogs relocating to Chile should have a 15 digit ISO 11784/11785 pet microchip. The microchip is not required for dogs and cats entering Chile for a short visit.
Your pet must be vaccinated for rabies between 30 days and 12 months prior to entering the country OR must provide a rabies titer test reflecting results greater than 0.5 IU/ml that was administered more than 30 days and less than 2 years before entering Chile.
Rabies Titer Test
A rabies titer test is not required to enter Chile from any country if your dog or cat has been vaccinated as per step #2. If vaccination requirements cannot be met, then a rabies titer test administered between 3 and 12 months of entering Chile is required.
No more than 10 days before travel, a USDA (or CFIA) accredited veterinarian must complete the Veterinary Certificate for Chile for endorsement by the USDA or CFIA if your pet is traveling from the United States or Canada. The certificate must be in both the language of your country and Spanish.
An import permit is not required when entering Chile with a personal pet.
An internal and external parasite treatment administered by a licensed veterinarian is required within 14 days of entering Chile.
Entering Chile by Air
Pets can enter Chile via Santiago International Airport at Pudahuel located 15 km northwest of downtown Santiago.
Cats and dogs are subject to home confinement for a period of 10 days when entering Chile.
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.
Chile does not publish a list of banned breeds.
Exporting Pets Living in Chile
Effective February 13, 2019, all resident cats and dogs leaving Chile must be microchipped and registered in the National Registry of Pets or Company Animals. Dog breeds known to be dangerous must also be registered in the National Registry of potentially dangerous animals in order to get a Zoosanitary Export Certificate*. Pet owners should allow 24 to 48 hours for delivery of the certificate. It is good for 21 days to return to Chile.
To apply, dogs and cats must have a health exam within 10 days of travel as well as parasite treatments and all documentation according to regulations in the destination country.
*Cats and dogs holding an EU Pet Passport with current rabies vaccination are not subject to this requirement.
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 Chile. 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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