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Ecuador Pet Passport & Import Regulations

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


Pet Microchip

pet microchip

Ecuador 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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pet rabies vaccination

Your pet must be vaccinated for rabies between 21 days and 12 months prior to entering the country.

Dogs should be vaccinated against Distemper, Canine Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Leptospirosis and Parvovirus.

Cats should be vaccinated against Rinotraqueítis, Panleucopenia and Calicivirosis.

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Rabies Titer Test

Blood Titer Test

Dogs and cats entering Ecuador from countries in Africa, Asia, the European Union and Oceana should be accompanied with the results of a rabies titer test processed at a government-approved laboratory.

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Health Certificate

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A USDA or CFIA-accredited veterinarian must complete the Veterinary Certificate for Ecuador within 10 days of travel for endorsement by the USDA or CFIA respectively if your pet is traveling from the United States or Canada.

If you are not traveling from either of these countries, the governing authority responsible for the import and export of pets should endorse the forms.


Import Permit

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


Ticks and Tapeworm Treatment

tapeworm treatment

A ticks and tapeworm treatment administered by a licensed veterinarian is required within 21 days of entering Ecuador.


Entering Ecuador by Air


Pets may enter Ecuador via the Mariscal Sucre International Airport in Quito.

Calling the Ecuadorian Agency of Quality Assurance in Agriculture 72 hours in advance of arrival is recommended to there will be a veterinarian available at the time of clearance.

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.


Banned Breeds

Banned Dogs in Ecuador

Ecuador does not publish a list of banned breeds.


Other Animals

rabbits turtles other animals

You will need an import permit from the Ministry of Agriculture for any pet other than a dog or cat entering Ecuador.



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 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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