Pet Travel Question: Is It Worth Bringing a Dog on Vacation to Guatemala?

Name: Michal
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Yorki
From: USA
To: Trip to Guatemala


We want to travel with our dog for one week to Guatemala. The question is, can we take the dog with us just for the week? Will we have problems bringing the dog back to United States?

Thank you very much,


Hi Michal,

Thanks for the question. First, take a look at the pet import requirements for Guatemala. You'll need to take care of a few things to be allowed into the country, including a rabies vaccine and health certificate.

Here are the pet import requirements for the United States, which as you can see are similar, so really you just need to ask yourself if meeting these requirements is worth it to you for just a week's visit. There's also the cost of your pet's ticket to take into account, as well as how your dog will handle the stress of travel. Some pets are fine and remain pretty calm throughout, while others would rather be left at home with a trusted pet sitter.

It's up to you, Michel, and it wouldn't hurt to talk to your vet either. Please contact us if you have any more questions, and good luck!


PetRelocation Team




United States
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