Honduras Pet Passport & Import Regulations
There will be no quarantine imposed on your pet when entering Honduras 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.
Honduras does not require that your pet be identified with a pet microchip, but it is recommended that you microchip your pet with a 15 digit ISO 11784 compliant microchip and register your contact information prior to traveling as a means of identification should your pet be lost or separated from you.
To enter Honduras with a pet, your cat or dog must be vaccinated for rabies no sooner than 30 days and no more than 1 year prior to entering the country.Cats must be vaccinated against feline panleukopenia. Dogs must be vaccinated against Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis and Parvovirus. If entering from a country outside the Andean Community, you pet should also be vaccinated against Parainfluenza and Coronavirus.
Honduras requires an import permit from the Servicio Nacional de Sanidad Agropecuaria. You will need an agent or representative to apply for this permit in advance of travel. If, for reasons beyond your control that you can substantiate, this cannot be done before you enter Honduras with your pet, then the permit will be handled upon entering the country. You will need to obtain a certificate from a veterinarian in Honduras who will be responsible for treating your pet while in Honduras.
Within 10 days of travel, a USDA (or CFIA) accredited veterinarian must then complete the Veterinary Certificate for Honduras (original and a copy). If traveling from the United States or Canada, a rabies certificate must be endorsed by the USDA or CFIA respectively. If you are traveling from another country, the Governmental Authority of your country responsible for the import and export of animals should endorse the rabies certificate. No consulate endorsement is required.
Internal and External Parasites
Before your dog or cat can enter Honduras, it must be against interal and external parasites by your veterinarian.
Entering Honduras by Air
Pets can enter the country at Ramón Villeda Morales International Airport in La Lima or Toncontín International Airport in Tegucigalpa during normal business hours. Pets can arrive in the cabin, checked baggage or air cargo.
All domestic dogs and cats must be free of evidence of disease communicable to humans when examined at the port of entry. If your pet is not in apparent good health, further examination by a licensed veterinarian may be required at the owner's expense.
Puppies and Kittens
Puppies and kittens under 4 months of age and not vaccinated for rabies may be imported to Honduras with proof of age.
Exporting Pets Living in Honduras
All resident pets leaving the Honduras must have relevant paperwork required for the destination country. An export certificate is also required.
All other animals will also require an Import Permit to enter Honduras. 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 Honduras. 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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