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Brazil – Importing a Pet

Brazil is a large and diverse country known for its vibrant culture and beautiful natural landscapes. If you’re planning on moving to Brazil and bringing your pet with you, it’s important to know the requirements for importing pets into the country. In this article, we’ll answer some frequently asked questions about importing pets into Brazil.

Brazil’s Pet Importation Rules

Brazil allows the import of pets. However, there are restrictions on which types of pets can be brought into the country.

Restrictions on types of pets

Dogs and cats are the only types of pets that are allowed to enter Brazil. Other types of pets, such as reptiles, birds, and rodents, are not allowed to enter the country.

Pet Vaccination Requirements in Brazil

All dogs and cats must have a valid rabies vaccination. The vaccination must be administered at least 30 days before the date of travel.

In addition, dogs must also have a valid vaccination against canine distemper, hepatitis, parvovirus, leptospirosis, and parainfluenza.


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It’s important to note that these vaccination requirements are subject to change, so it’s a good idea to check with the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Food Supply (MAPA) before traveling.

Importation Application Procedure in Brazil

To import a pet to Brazil, you’ll need to complete some paperwork and meet certain requirements.

Paperwork

You’ll need to provide the following documents when entering Brazil with your pet:

  • A valid pet health certificate
  • Proof of vaccination (rabies and canine distemper, hepatitis, parvovirus, leptospirosis, and parainfluenza for dogs)
  • Import permit

Requirements

In addition to the paperwork, there are some requirements that you’ll need to meet when bringing your pet to Brazil:

  • Your pet must be microchipped or have a legible tattoo.
  • Your pet must have a valid rabies and canine distemper, hepatitis, parvovirus, leptospirosis, and parainfluenza vaccination.
  • Your pet must undergo a clinical examination by a veterinarian within 10 days of travel.

Period of quarantine needed to import a pet to Brazil

There is no mandatory quarantine period for dogs and cats entering Brazil. However, if your pet shows any signs of illness, it may be detained for observation.

Brazil and international travel scheme for pets

Brazil is not part of the Pet Travel Scheme (PETS), which means that pets traveling from certain countries may still be subject to quarantine.

Pet Licences in Brazil

There is no requirement to obtain a license for your pet in Brazil. However, it’s important to note that some municipalities may have their own regulations regarding pet ownership, such as leash laws or limits on the number of pets per household. It’s a good idea to check with the local authorities in your area to find out about any specific regulations that may apply to your pet.

Pet Importation Resources for Brazil

The Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Food Supply (MAPA) website provides information about the requirements for importing pets into Brazil. The website is available in Portuguese and can be accessed at: http://www.agricultura.gov.br/assuntos/vigilancia-agropecuaria/animais-vivos/importacao-de-animais/importacao-de-caes-e-gatos

The website provides detailed information on the import requirements for dogs and cats, as well as information on traveling with pets by air and sea. It also provides contact information for the MAPA office and the veterinary services office that can assist with any questions or concerns you may have about importing your pet to Brazil.

If you’re planning on moving to Brazil and bringing your pet with you, it’s important to be aware of the requirements for importing pets into the country. While there are restrictions and paperwork to complete, with proper planning and preparation, it’s possible to bring your furry friend along to enjoy the sights and sounds of Brazil.

It’s important to stay up to date on any changes to the import requirements, as these can vary depending on the country of origin and the type of pet. Additionally, it’s always a good idea to check with the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Food Supply (MAPA) to confirm the latest requirements before traveling.

By following the guidelines and requirements outlined by the Brazilian government, you can ensure that your pet has a safe and stress-free journey to Brazil.


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