Pet Import Regulations in Venezuela



Expatriating can be considered a milestone in one’s life. It is an interesting, eye-opening, and all-out exciting experience for the whole family, including pets.

Pet relocation is not as easy as some may think it to be. Getting the help of a pet relocation service to Venezuela may take a lot of hassle off your shoulders. But it still wouldn't hurt to know the basic pet import regulations.

Just like humans, pets should get vaccinated. Dogs are required to receive immunizations for canine distemper, hepatitis, parvovirus, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parainfluenza virus, and rabies.

Cats are not exempted from the vaccines ruling as well. They should also be vaccinated against rabies, pneumonitis, calicivirus, and rhinotracheitis.

You will be required to present a record of these immunizations, the vaccination certificate. It should contain the date when the vaccine was administered, the expiration, and the kind of vaccine provided.

You are required to also secure a health certificate from an authorized veterinarian. This certificate should state that the pet is healthy and free of any signs of infectious diseases. It must also be made out in duplicate with your vet's signature on both.

A separate rabies vaccination certificate must also be prepared by your vet and attached to the health certificate.

Birds on the other hand also require a health certificate issued by an authorized veterinarian. Venezuela does not enforce any restriction on quantity no matter what country they may come from.

A microchip is to pets as passports are to humans. A microchip that complies with ISO Standard 11784 or Annex A to ISO standard 11785 would be your pet's means of identification.

International pet relocation to Venezuela can get quite tricky, especially for the uninformed. Reading up on Venezuelan regulations on pet transport to this South American paradise would certainly make things clearer.



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