Argentina Pet Rules and Requirements

Preparing for pet transport to Argentina means researching the rules and requirements carefully and taking the time to prepare your pet. This will likely mean enlisting some help along the way (from your vet, from online resources, and possibly from professional pet shippers).

Start by looking over the requirements below and then start to build a timeline. As with most pet shipping scenarios, the steps for bringing pets to Argentina need to be carried out in a particular order and paperwork should be gathered and endorsed without error.

Crate training your pet before you move will help ensure a smooth transition, as will choosing a pet friendly airline and discussing any health concerns you have with your vet. Remember, sedation is neither recommended or allowed.

Read on to find out more about how to bring pets to Argentina and consider enlisting the help of experts if you need assistance and then you can find out what the best way to find out what you need to know.

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Regulations for Importing Pets to Argentina

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.


A microchip is not required, but is recommended.

Rabies Vaccination and Certificate

All pets over three months of age must have an original Rabies Certificate. This rabies vaccination must occur at least 30 days prior to departure, but within 360 days of departure.

Vet Health Certificate (Form 7001 in the US)

This is the standard Health Certificate to be filled out by your accredited Veterinarian. It must be issued within 10 days of the flight and state that pets show no clinical sign of disease.

The certificate must be written in or translated into Spanish and must contain:

  • Owner’s name and address
  • Animal’s data: breed, sex, date of birth, size, color & particular signs
  • Country of Origin and transit points if applicable

Government Endorsements

The following must be sent to your local government veterinarian for their stamp of approval (for US exports, this is the USDA). Please contact your PetRelocation Specialist to learn more about the best way to manage this.

  • Microchip Implantation Record
  • Rabies Certificate
  • Vet Health Certificate

Pet Travel Stories

“I was very afraid of the idea of moving Tazy and having her go through such a long journey, But Evelyn and Kelcey practically held my hand the entire time.”

Tazy’s Move: Bringing Dogs to Argentina

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