Uruguay Pet Passport & Import Regulations
There will be no quarantine imposed on your pet when entering Uruguay as long as the following requirements are met. Unless otherwise stated, the regulations below apply to domestic dogs, cats and ferrets only. Owners of other pets should refer to item 10.
A pet microchip that is ISO 11784/11785 compliant is required for all cats and dogs entering Uruguay. If your pet's microchip is not 15 digits and non-encrypted, then you should bring your own microchip scanner.
A rabies certificate displaying proof of current vaccination against rabies administered at least 30 days (for primary vaccine, not booster) and not more than 12 months prior to entering Uruguay must be provided.
Dogs previously diagnosed for Leishmania are not permitted to enter Uruguay. Unless your origination country is not declared Leishmania-free, then your dog must have a laboratory test with a negative result.
Within 10 days of entry, a licensed veterinarian completes the Health Certificate for Uruguay. The form must be in Spanish. A USDA or CFIA licensed veterinarian completes the form and you have it endorsed by the USDA or CFIA if traveling from the United States or Canada. If you are traveling from another country, the Governmental Authority of your country responsible for the import and export of animals should endorse your forms.
Tapeworm & Parasite Treatment
Before your cat or dog can enter Uruguay, it must have be treated against internal and external parasites within 15 days of entry. Dogs must also have a tapeworm treatment between 72 hours and 30 days of travel.
Entering Uruguay by Air
Pets flying to Uruguay should enter the country at Carrasco International Airport in Montevideo. Notice should be given to veterinary officials so they will be available to inspect your pet upon landing if you are arriving out of normal business hours.
All domestic dogs and cats must be free of evidence of disease communicable to humans when examined at the port of entry to Uruguay. If your dog or cat is not in apparent good health, further examination by a licensed veterinarian may be required at your expense.
Puppies and Kittens
Puppies and kittens that are not yet 3 months old should not be vaccinated for rabies; they may enter Uruguay unvaccinated as long as they do not originate in an area that is high-rabies or had a rabies incident in the previous 90 days.
Uruguay does not publish a list of banned breeds.
Invertebrates, tropical fish, reptiles, amphibia, mammals such as rodents are not subject to requirements of rabies vaccination, but may have to meet other requirements and should have a health certificate to enter Uruguay 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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