Peru Pet Passport & Import Regulations
Peru does not quarantine cats and dogs that meet the following requirements. All requirements also apply to service and emotional support animals.
Peru 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 21 days and 12 months prior to entering the country. Peru does not recognize 2 or 3 year rabies vaccines.
For your dog, proof of the following vaccinations are required: Rabies, Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, and Parovirus. For your cat, the vaccinations include Feline Vioral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus and Panleukopenia (FVRCP).
Within 14 days of traveling, a USDA (or CFIA) accredited veterinarian must then complete a Veterinary Certificate for Peru for endorsement by the USDA or CFIA if traveling from the United States or Canada. If you are not traveling from either of these countries, the Governing Authority of your country responsible for the import and export of animals should endorse the forms. This is required.
An import permit is not required when entering Peru with a personal pet.
Ticks and Tapeworm Treatment
A ticks and tapeworm examination should be performed by your veterinarian shortly prior to travel and should be included with the Veterinary Certificate for endorsement.
Entering Peru by Air
Pets must enter Peru via Jorge Chávez International Airport. Pets can enter in the cabin, as checked baggage or air cargo.
Upon arrival at the Lima airport you must proceed to the SENASA OFFICE and pay a small fee for their pet certificate in the Lima airport.
Whenever you travel to a foreign country like Peru, it is always advisable to carry some form of identification indicating ownership of your pet.
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.
Puppies and Kittens
Puppies and kittens less than 12 weeks of age and unvaccinated will need an import permit to enter Peru.
Peru does not publish a list of banned breeds.
Exporting Pets from Peru
An export permit will be required for dogs and cats departing Peru. You can apply at the airport or at the SENSA office. There is a small fee for this permit.
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 Peru. 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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