www.flysafer.org Flying South with Pets Argentina is Pet Friendly and there is no quarantine. A certiﬁcate stating that the animal is in good health and has been inoculated against rabies (for dogs and cats) is required issued by a veterinarian and certiﬁed at the nearest Consulate of Argentina. The certiﬁcates must be submitted to the consulate for legalization within 10 days prior the departure of the animal or otherwise it will be void. Notify the country at least 24 hours prior to arrival, at the point of entry giving notice of pets on board to ensure attendance of veterinary surgeon at the arrival airport. Arriving in Argentina Monday through Friday there is a fee which varies from $13.00 to $37.00 depending on the time of arrival, on the weekend the fee is $61.00 Website: www.sectur.gov.ar Website: www.turismo.gov.ar Website: www.wam.com.ar/ tourism Argentina ofﬁce Secretaría de Turismo de la Nación (National Tourist Board) Calle Suipacha 1111, 20° 1368 Buenos Aires, Argentina Telephone: (11) 4312 5621 Fax: (11) 4313 6834 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Bolivia Bolivia is a pet friendly country. Dogs and Cats entering Bolivia must have the standard Veterinary Health Certiﬁcate that states the pet was examined prior to departure and found to be free of any infectious diseases and has been vaccinated against rabies and other diseases. Again, the certiﬁcate should be prepared not more than 10 days before arrival in Bolivia. Chile Dogs entering Chile must have undergone, within 15 days of traveling, a clinical examination where it is established that the pet is free from communicable diseases; vaccinated against rabies between 1 and 12 months preceding embarkation to Chile and undergone both an internal and external anti parasites treatment. At the time of embarkation, the pet must not present any signs of communicable diseases and must arrive with a certiﬁcate issued by a veterinarian accrediting the following: * Compliance with the sanitary requirements set out above. * Name, race and age of the pet * the consignee's name as well as the transportation means used to arrive into Chile. * A reference to the date of the anti rabies vaccination, indicating the serial number of the vaccine as well as the number of the certiﬁcate of quality control. The certiﬁcate must bear the name, signature and license number of the veterinarian. If the pet is traveling from the United States the certiﬁcate should be stamped by the State USDA ofﬁce. Ecudaor and Guatemala are both pet-friendly. Guatemala does not quarantine healthy pets if you have the proper paperwork. Have your veterinarian complete the standard International Health Certiﬁcate stating that the pet is healthy and free of parasites. It must show the dates and types of inoculations. The rabies vaccine must be given more than 30 days before travel and less than 11 months before travel. Send the completed certiﬁcate to the nearest USDA State ofﬁce for certiﬁcation. Take the original of the form to the APHIS/USDA vet ofﬁce in your state and they will endorse and stamp them. The fee is $23 per form...more than 1 animal can be listed on a form. If your vet uses separate forms for each animal; it will be $23 per form. www.flysafer.org If there is not a State ofﬁce located nearby you can send the forms by mail. Include: The original of the form Payment in the amount of $23.00 per form A self-addressed, stamped envelope for returning the form to you. Each state has an APHIS/USDA state veterinarian. Web site that lists state: http:// www.aphis.usda.gov/vs/sregs/ofﬁcial.html. Call the USDA Veterinary Services ofﬁce for additional information. The number is (301) 734-8364. Then send the certiﬁed form to the nearest consulate of Guatemala with a check in the amount of $10.00 with a brief cover letter stating why you wish the certiﬁcate issued and a self addressed/stamped return envelope. Presentation of the Veterinary certiﬁcate certiﬁed by the USDA and stamped by the Consulate will allow you entry with your pet in Guatemala. Mexico is a less pet friendly (dogs are rarely allowed inside homes and more rarely, inside commerical establishments such as hotels) ... but still does not quarantine healthy pets arriving from countries, which have a low risk of rabies such as the US & Canada. You are limited to a maximum of two pets. Have your veterinarian issue a health certiﬁcate stating that your pet is healthy and free of parasites. The pet must be vaccinated against rabies and dogs must be vaccinated against hepatitis and distemper. If you are traveling from the United States have your veterinarian use APHIS form 7001. The veterinary certiﬁcate should be signed by your veterinarian not more than 72 hours prior to travel. At the present time a micro chip is not required, however make sure your pets are wearing tags that identify them and have contact information for the owner. You may order the veterinary certiﬁcate and instructions for taking your pet to Mexico online - see the information below. http://www.pettravel.com/store-pet-immigration- forms.html Or, order by mail by sending your name and address and a check for $5.00 to cover postage and handling to: Pet Travel, Inc. P.O. Box 1225 Borrego Springs, CA 92004 The same Veterinary Certiﬁcate will be sufﬁce if the rabies vaccination has not expired (12 months from the time it was administered). Be certain that your pet has not picked up any parasites such as ﬂeas and ticks when in Mexico. (Contact the Mexican Consulate in San Diego at 619-231-8414 for details.) Panama requires the standard International Health Certiﬁcate preferably no more than 10 days before travel to Panama. The certiﬁcate needs to indicate the pets name, breed, owners name and current country of residency. It should state that the pet is healthy and free of parasites. It must contain a list of inoculations including type, manufacturer and batch number. In the case of the rabies vaccination it must be given more then 30 days before travel and less than 11 months. Send or take two copies of the completed certiﬁcate to the nearest USDA State ofﬁce for certiﬁcation and they will endorse and stamp them. The fee is $23 per form...more than 1 animal can be listed on a form. If your vet uses separate forms for each animal; it will be $23 per form. Send the forms to the nearest Panama Consulate along with a money order for $30.00 and return mail envelopes with postage or express delivery service prepaid. Upon entry to Panama you will be required to pay a customs fee of approximately $120.00. The pet will then be released to you for “house quarantine”. You must keep the pet in your possession at all times. Visit www.Pettravel.com for hotels that accept pets.