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Colombia

Attention:  This information is to be used as general guidelines and may not be updated to meet the current requirements.  Before you travel, be sure to contact the appropriate authorities for your destination country.

COLOMBIA IMPORT RULES AND REQUIREMENTS

Important Information Regarding Banned Dog Breeds:

Colombia regards the following dogs as "dangerous" and has banned the import of any of these pets to any city in Colombia.  This goes for purebred dogs and mix breeds of these dogs.

American Staffordshire TerrierPit Bull TerrierAmerican Pit Bull Terrier
Tosa JaponesDoberman PinscherBullmastiff
Mastin NapolitanoDe Presa CanarioRottweiler
Dogo ArgentinoDogo de BurdeosFila Brasilero

1) Microchip:  Each Pet shall be identified by means of a microchip.  No other form of identification is acceptable. The microchip used should comply with ISO Standard 11784 or Annex A to ISO standard 11785- otherwise the pet will need to be sent with it’s own scanner attached to the top of the crate.

2) Rabies Vaccination & Certificate: All pets must have an original Rabies Certificate and this certificate must state the microchip number, the date of inoculation and the validity of the particular vaccination you obtain – some are good for two years, others are only good for one.  This vaccine must be an inactivated vaccine.

3) Vet Health Certificate (Form 7001)– This is the standard Health Certificate to be filled out by your USDA accredited Veterinarian.   Must be issued within 10 days of the flight.

4) USDA Endorsement:  The above referenced forms:

  • Microchip Implantation Record
  • Rabies Certificate
  • Vet Health Certificate

Must be sent to your local USDA for their stamp of approval.  Please contact your local representative on the best way of handling this.

Veterinarians

Bella Antioquia

M V Asesorias Calle 49 No 52-34Bello Antioquia, Colombia

Tel: 570942759322 Fax: none providedEMail MV Asesorias

Dr. David Roberto Munoz

Villa Zootecnista

John Fredy ramirez Cadavid T.A. John Marlon Brand Tamayo

Hours: 8:00 A.M. A 8:00 P.M. extras = SMALL ANIMAL AND SWINE

Bogota

Unidad de Oftalmologia Veterinaria Transversal 57 No 120 - 30Santa fe de Bogot Distrito Capital, CundinamarcaColombia

Tel: 571 2266237 || 2594121 Fax: 571 2266237EMail Unidad de Oftalmologia Veterinaria

Dr. Audrey Constanza CalderÑn B. Dr. Diego Fernando CalderÑn B.

Hours: 8:00 - 18:00

Information: Canine, Feline and exotics pets. Dermatology and Ophtalmology specialist.

Centro Veterinario La Mascota de Danny Calle 9 B # 31 A 12 Cali Valle del Cauca 302 Tel: (572)5572118 Fax: (572)5572118EMail Centro Veterinario La Mascota de Danny Dr. Mauricio Armando Orbegozo Teran Hours: 24 Hours Information: caninos, felinos, porcinos, bovinos, equinos

Clinica Veterinaria Dover Calle 127 # 7 - 98 Bogota, D.C.COLOMBIA Tel: (571) 6192000 - (571) 5223021 Fax: (571) 6120275EMail Clinica Veterinaria Dover Dr. Oscar Benavides Dr. Henry Benavides Dr. Hernando Leuro Hours: 24 hr/365 days Information: Small animals medicine and surgery.

GEOGRAPHICAL INFO

Colombia officially the Republic of Colombia is a country located in the northwestern region of South America. Colombia is bordered to the east by Venezuela and Brazil; to the south by Ecuador and Peru; to the North by the Atlantic Ocean, through the Caribbean Sea; and to the west by Panama and the Pacific Ocean. Colombia is the only country in South America that borders both the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean.[1][2]. Besides the countries in South America, the Republic of Colombia is recognized to share maritime borders with the Caribbean countries of Jamaica, Haiti and the Central American countries of Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic.

Capital: Bogotá

Official languages Spanish

Currency Peso (COP)

Climate

Colombia's proximity to the equator means its temperature varies little throughout the year. However, the temperature does change with altitude, which creates various climatic zones ranging from hot lowlands to freezing Andean peaks - you can experience completely different climates within just a couple of hours of travel. As a general rule, the temperature falls about 6ºC (43ºF) with every 1000m (3281ft) increase in altitude. Colombia has two seasons: verano (summer, or dry) and invierno (winter, or wet). The pattern of seasons varies in different parts of the country, and has been greatly affected over recent years by El Niño and La Niña. For example, in the Andean region there are two dry and two rainy seasons per year. The main dry season falls between December and March, with a shorter and less dry period between July and August. This general pattern varies throughout the Andean zone. The weather in Los Llanos has a more definite pattern: there is one dry season, between December and March, while the rest of the year it's wet. The Amazon doesn't have a uniform climate but is generally quite wet year-round.

Geography

The chief western mountain range, the Cordillera Occidental, is a moderately high range with peaks reaching up to about 13,000 ft (4,000 m). The Cauca River Valley, an important agricultural region with several large cities on its borders, separates the Cordillera Occidental from the massive Cordillera Central. Several snow-clad volcanoes in the Cordillera Central have summits that rise above 18,000 ft (5,500 m). The valley of the slow-flowing and muddy Magdalena River, a major transportation artery, separates the Cordillera Central from the main eastern range, the Cordillera Oriental. The peaks of the Cordillera Oriental are moderately high. This range differs from Colombia's other mountain ranges in that it contains several large basins. In the east, the sparsely populated, flat to gently rolling eastern lowlands called llanos cover almost 60 percent of the country's total land area. This cross section of the republic does not include two of Colombia's regions: the Caribbean coastal lowlands and the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, both in the northern part of the country. The lowlands in the west are mostly swampy; the reed-filled marshes of the area are called ciénagas by the people of Colombia. The Guajira Peninsula in the east is semiarid. The Sierra Nevada is a spectacular triangular snowcapped block of rock that towers over the eastern part of this lowland.