Pet Travel Question: Pet Air Travel between Canada and Mexico

Name: Jan
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Shih Tzu
From: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
To: Cancun, Mexico

We are going to Mexico for approximately five and a half months. What vaccinations and what time frame is required before leaving Calgary to fly to Cancun?

Also, what if any vaccinations are required to bring him home from Cancun to Calgary?


Hi Jan,

Thank you for your question! When you take a look at the pet import requirements for Mexico, you'll see that you need to secure the full list of vaccinations as well as a vet health certificate. We recommend that you start the process several weeks in advance in order have plenty of time to straighten out the paperwork and research your pet-friendly airline choices.

As for the return, here are the pet import requirements for Canada.

Good luck with everything, please contact us if you have any more questions, and have a great vacation!


PetRelocation Team




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