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Traveling to Peru with your pet

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Procedures relating to pet import in Peru are rather simple. Find out more in this article.

If you are planning a trip to Peru, you are probably wondering whether your pet can accompany you. Of course it can, provided it complies with some conditions and requirements. Indeed, pets are quite welcome to Peru, but it specifically applies to pets and dogs. Conditions regarding the import of other species such as birds, reptiles, invertebrates, etc, are different. Therefore, it is best to be aware of these conditions well before proceeding.

Conditions

Traveling to Peru with a cat or a dog is rather simple. In their arrival in the country, you simply have to produce the health certificate issued by a licensed veterinarian at least a week before the scheduled travel date, as well as your pet's passport and the export certificate issued in your home country.

Moreover, pets may be examined by the local veterinarian service on its arrival so as to determine whether it can be allowed into the country. In case your pet is presenting symptoms of any disease, it will have to undergo further medical examinations with a local veterinary that has been approved by Peruvian authorities. Related fees will then be your responsibility.

As regards less than three months old kittens and puppies, they must be vaccinated against rabies at least 30 days before their scheduled arrival in the country. Indeed, as in most countries, pets must be vaccinated against rabies before traveling.

Other pets

To import other types of pets, such as birds, rodents, primates, reptiles and other invertebrates, you must seek the authorization of the Servicio Nacional de Sanidad Agraria (SENASA). The application form can be downloaded from its website. Once you have duly filled and signed the form, you have to send it back to the SENASA.

Quarantine

In case your pet does not meet requirements that have been set by Peruvian authorities, it may be quarantined in a shelter that has been approved by the SENASA. Fees applied will be your responsibility.

 Useful links:

SENASA – Servicio Nacional de Sanidad Agraria www.senasa.gob.pe
SENASA – Pet import application form www.senasa.gob.pe/senasa/wp-content

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