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Puerto Rico

For pets traveling to/from Puerto Rico to any of the Continental US, it is not considered an international shipment.  Pets will only need regular domestic health certificates as well as proof of current vaccinations (if any).

Puerto Rico Pet Travel and Import Requirements

International Health Certificate – Within 10 days of departure your vet will need to issue a Health Certificate as required by all airlines.  This certificate states that your pet is in good health and OK to fly.

Rabies Vaccination & Certificate - In general, it is required that dogs be vaccinated against rabies at least 30 days prior to entry, except for puppies younger than 3 months and dogs originated or located for 6 months in areas considered to be free of rabies.  Dogs and cats coming from areas not free of rabies must be accompanied by a valid rabies vaccination certificate.  If a vaccination has not been performed, or if the certificate is not valid, the animal may be admitted if it is confined immediately upon arrival at a place of the owner’s choosing. The dog must be vaccinated within four days after arrival at the final destination, but no more than 10 days after arrival at the port of entry. The animal must remain in confinement for at least 30 days after being vaccinated.


Ponce Animal Hospital

186 Emilo Fagot Avenue
Ponce, Puerto Rico 00731
787-842-4269 / 787-842-4266

Hospital Veterinario Miramar

613 Miramar Avenue
Arecibo, PR 00612
(787)880-0001 / (787)817-1358


Hospital De Animales

Villa Caparra 234 Carr 2, Suite 3
Guaynabo, PR 00966
(787)781-9339 / (787)781-9279


Clinica Veterinaria Diaz-Umpierre General

PO Box 361887
San Juan, PR 00936
(787)763-2584 / (787)765-0554

Condado Veterinary Hospital

73 Condado Avenue
San Juan, PR 00907

(787)724-9333 / (787)721-0544