pets

Ahoy Panama Posse

I finally compiled the list of requirements for traveling with your pet. Most of the information was found on the governmental websites then translated to English. I wasn’t able to translate the information for Honduras and I wasn’t able to find anything for Cuba. I plan on updating as we go, and will send a message on Line app as we travel. Feel free to text or email me if you have any questions.

Toni and Olive ( new boat dog )

USA
CDC.gov (Bringing animals to U.S.)
See website for banned breeds and High risk countries
Vaccination Records
Int’l Microchip
*Blood test w/o US approved Rabies vaccine

MEXICO
Gobo.mx (If traveling with a pet)
No banned breeds
From US No Health certificate
Senasica upon arrival
Other countries. Health certificate (within 15 days of travel)

GUATEMALA
Oirsa.org & aprende.guatemala.com
Health certificate no more than 10 days upon arrival from last country
Rabies vaccination no older than 1 year

EL SALVADOR
Mag.gob.sv (authorization for import pets) (authorization for export pets)
Health certificate from last country visited

HONDURAS
Sag.gob.hn (Pet entry) document in Spanish & difficult to translate.

NICARAGUA
Ispa.gob.ni
Health certificate no more than 29 days before entry
Vaccines received at least 30 days before entry no more than 365
Export certificate to Costa Rica

COSTA RICA
Senasa.go.cr (DCA PG 02 RS 01 IN 005)
Health certificate to enter and one to leave (no more than 2 weeks old)

 

PANAMA
Embassyofpanama.org
Mida.gob.pa
Panamaconsolate.gr/system/uploads/asset/data/19/animals_info.pdf
Health certificate to enter, must be approved by Panama consulate and then submitted
3 days before entry.

EXPAND HERE FOR MORE DETAILS FROM THE WEBSITE ( https://mida.gob.pa/formulariosinicio/ )
FROM THE WEBSITE ( https://mida.gob.pa/formulariosinicio/ )
INTRODUCTION OF SMALL ANIMALS
TO THE REPUBLIC OF PANAMA
(Canines, felines, ferrets.)

A. REQUIREMENTS

Official document “Zoosanitary Export Certificate” issued by the Health Authority of the country of origin, legalized by “Apostille” by the Foreign Ministry or Consular Office in Panamanian diplomatic offices with a maximum of thirty (30) days of issuance, where it is stated that pets (canines , cats and ferrets) have been clinically examined and present good health.
Certificate of Good Health issued by a suitable veterinarian, with a maximum of thirty (30) days of issuance.

It must be stated that the pets (canines, cats and ferrets) have been clinically examined, are in good health and do not present fresh wounds or wounds in the process of healing.

Current Vaccine Record

It is mandatory that before the trip the animals are vaccinated against the following diseases:

Canines: RABIES, DISTEMPER, HEPATITIS, LEPTOSPIROSIS, PARVOVIRUS.
Felines: RABIES, FELINE VIRAL RHINOTRACHEITIS, FELINE CALICIVIRUS, FELINE PANLEUKOPENIA.
Ferrets:
The rabies vaccine for dogs, cats and ferrets has been applied from three (3) months of age and thirty (30) days prior to the trip (puppies). And in adult animals the vaccines are within the validity period.
Indicate the vaccination dates, brand, batch and expiration date on your vaccination record.
Indicate the endo and ectoparasitic treatments carried out prior to shipment.

B. PROCEDURE

Notify 3 to 5 business days prior to the arrival of your pet, sending the “Request for Home Quarantine”.
You must request the form “Request for Home Quarantine” to the emails “cam@minsa.gob.pa” and “camzoonosis@gmail.com
Send it to “cam@minsa.gob.pa” and “camzoonosis@gmail.com”

Upon arrival in Panama, at the entry points (ports, airports and borders):

It must be presented with the original documentation and a set of copies at the Office of the Executive Directorate of Agricultural Quarantine – MIDA.
It must be presented with the original documentation at the Office

C. COST OF PROCEDURES

Ministry of Agricultural Development / Executive Directorate of Agricultural Quarantine

B/. 10.00 (dollars) in cash for the “Phyto-zoosanitary Import License”; one (1) license per species.

B/. 15.00 (dollars) in cash for the Veterinary Inspection per animal.

Legal basis:

Law No. 23 of July 15, 1997.

Executive Decree No. 18 of May 21, 2019.

Ministry of Health / Zoonosis Control Department / Quarantine Section

B/.130.00 (dollars) in cash per animal for home quarantine.

Legal basis:

Decree No. 1132 of August 20, 1970.

Executive Decree No. 305 of October 3, 2006.

Ministerial Resolution No. 183 of August 20, 2001.

OPENING HOURS FOR PROCESSING
OF IMPORTATION OF PETS:

Monday to Sunday: 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Telephones: (507) 238-4234 / 238-3752 / 524-2247

Emails:

wiredondo@mida.gob.pa

kdutary@mida.gob.pa

angonzalez@mida.gob.pa

tramitezoo@mida.gob.pa

Executive Directorate of Agricultural Quarantine

https://mida.gob.pa/deca/

FOR THE IMPORTATION OF OTHER ANIMAL SPECIES, OTHER THAN CANINES, FELINES AND FERRETS, YOU MUST PREVIOUSLY REQUEST THE ZOOSANITARY REQUIREMENTS FOR IMPORTATION TO THE EMAIL ADDRESSES DESCRIBED ABOVE OR TO THE PHONE 524-2220 (DINASA).

COLUMBIA
Ica.gov.co (dogs and cats to Columbia)
Must apply online for health certificate and payfee. Must be presented at time of entry.
Health certificate from country of origin w/in 10 days of entry, also antiparasitic treatment w/in 60 days of arrival

ECUADOR
Agrocalidad.gob.ec [(entry into Ecuador of pets)

GALAPAGOS
Tourist pets are not allowed on the island

JAMAICA
Miic.gov.jm (guidelines for the importation of dogs and cats into Jamaica)
Health certificate from country of origin, Veterinary import certificate, titer test.

CAYMAN ISLANDS
Doa.gov.ky [(Animal Health (veterinary services & imports). Animal health Import dogs & cats)] Import permit required (can be started up to 6 months before travel), rabies titer test, Health certificate from country of origin within 14 days of travel.

BELIZE
Baha.org.bz (animal health)
Health certificate within 2 weeks of travel

CUBA
Unable to find information

BAHAMAS
Bahamas.gov.bs/agriculturemarine
Dog permit, rabies titer test, Health certificate

TURKS AND CAICOS

Visittci.com [(www.gov.tc) governmental website under construction] Valid veterinary certificate from country of origin, completed import application submitted and approved at least one week before travel.
$50.00 fee paid upon arrival

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Ganaderia.gob.do (animal health requirements
Health certificate within 72 hours of travel

 

 

 

COUNTRY

URL Authority *Q *VR Health

Certificate

Breed

Restrictions

Titer test Time

Restrictions

Health Certificate

International

Micro-chip

Exit

Requirement

USA CDC.gov (Bringing animals to US ** See website X w/o US approved

rabies

**
MEXICO Gob.mx (If traveling with pet) ** Health certificate
GUATEMALA

 

Oirsa.org

Aprende.guatemala.com

10 days or less
EL SALVADOR Mag.gob.sv (authorization for import pet)(export pets)
HONDURAS Sag.gob.hn (pet entry)**
NICARAGUA Ispa.gob.ni 29 days or less
COSTA RICA Senasa.go.cr

DCA PG 02 RS 01 IN 005

2 Weeks or less Enter/exit
PANAMA Embassyofpanama.org

Mida.gob.pa

Panamaconsolate.gr/system/

uploads/asset/data/19/

animals_info.pdf

** ** **
Columbia Ica.gov.co (dogs and cats to Columbia) 10 days or less
ECUADOR Agrocalidad.gob.ec (entry into Ecuador pets)
GALAPAGOS *Tourist pets not allowed
JAMAICA Miic.gov.jm  

 

3 weeks before arrival  
 

GRAND CAYMAN

ISLANDS

 

 

Dip.gov.ky (conditions governing the importation of Dogs and Cats into Cayman Islands

  14 days scheduled travel    
BELIZE Baha.org.bz (animal health) Within 2 weeks or less
CUBA *Unable to find reliable information
BAHAMAS (Bahamas.gov.bs/agriculturemarine

(dog permit)

**
TURKS and CAICOS Visittci.com) (www.gov.tc government website under construction)
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Ganaderia.gob.do (animal health requierments) 72 hours of travel

 

 

*Quarantine   Vaccination Records

USA

**If dog has not been in high risk country past 6 months, not required to present rabies vaccination record and can enter any location. If from high-risk country than must present rabies certificate, If US vaccination, valid under certain circumstances (see website) must also have an ISO compatible chip.

MEXICO

** From US or CANADA do not require health certificate, Health certificate required from other countries

HONDURAS

**Unable to translate document

PANAMA

**The Panamanian approved health certificate must be filled out and approved from country of origin and must be authenticated by the Panamanian consulate with in validity period, fee for home quarantine. Health certificate, export license must be obtained to exit.

GRAND CAYMAN

**Paper work can be started up to 6 months in advance. There are several steps to bring a pet. Start early

CUBA

Unable to find reliable information

BAHAMAS

Can take 6-8 weeks for approval process

** See website for details

BELIZE

** Import certificate valid or 90 days

TURKS and CAICOS

**Import application. Submitted and approved at least one week before arrival

 

LEGEND OF REQUIREMENTS
QUARANTINE 🟨
VACCINATION RECORDS 💉
INTL. MICRO CHIP
BREED RESTRICTIONS 🐶
BLOOD TESTS 🩸
TIME RESTRICTIONS
DAYS BEFORE ENTRY
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SERVICE ANIMALS EXCEPTION 🦮👩‍🦯