Google+ PetsVentura® : Import A Pet to Peru

Import A Pet to Peru

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Peru requires that all incoming pets be equipped with a microchip for identification purposes.


For dogs, the Peruvian government requires vaccinations for distemper, hepatitis, parvo virus, carre disease, leptospirosis, (DHLPP) corona virus, parainfluenza and rabies. For cats, the vaccinations include feline vioral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, panleukopenia (FVRCP) as well as rabies. Other animals also need special vaccines.

International Health Certificate

Obtain an international health certificate. All countries have some form of certificate for pet travel. The certificate proves ownership of the animal and provides evidence of all vaccinations and microchip status. It also confirms that the pet is free of disease at the time of issue. Ideally this certificate should be obtained within 30 days of departure.

Endorsement Forms

If raveling from the United States to Peru with a pet, your international health certificate must be endorsed by the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Inspection Services). Locate the nearest USDA endorsement office and send in all your forms. This should include the microchip implantation record, vaccine certificates and the international health certificate. The USDA will return a formal endorsement certificate.


The last stage of entry to Peru with a pet takes place when you arrive. If your pet is transported in a cargo hold, you pass through immigration control on your own and then get your pet at baggage claim. Once you have your pet with you, go to the Peruvian customs station. You must present your certificates here and pay a fee. As of February 2010, the fee was 106.60 Nuevos Soles. This comes out to roughly $35.image