Pet Travel Question: Vacationing to Panama with a Dog

Name: Cathrina
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Dachshund
From: Orlando, FL
To: Panama

Is it necessary that my pet is vaccinated by Leptospirosis vaccine when I travel to Panama for two weeks?




Hi Cathrina,

Thanks for your inquiry. Here are the pet import requirements for Panama -- they do indeed state that dogs need a Leptospirosis vaccine when entering the country -- even if it's just for two weeks. You will also need updated Rabies, Distemper and Parvovirus vaccines as well as an APHIS 7001 health certificate issued by your vet. Here's an official document from the USDA with more information.

Be aware that if you're planning to bring your dog back to the United States, you'll need to follow the pet import requirements for the US. These are fairly straightforward, but you're welcome to contact us if you have any questions.

Hope this was helpful! Good luck


PetRelocation Team




United States
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