Colombia Pet Import Rules and Requirements

Colombia Pet Import Rules and Requirements

When planning pet transport to Colombia, it's important to start early and familiarize yourself with the requirements to avoid misunderstandings or delays in the import process.

If you're transporting a dog to Colombia, take note of the country's list of banned breeds. Colombia prohibits the entry of certain breeds, including Pit Bull Terriers, Rottweilers, Doberman Pinschers, and a few other large breeds, along with mixed-breed dogs containing any of these breeds. Read on for more information.

Selecting a pet-friendly airline, acclimating your pets to their travel kennels well in advance, and consulting your veterinarian for health-related concerns are essential steps to ensure a smooth move.

With the right preparation and planning, bringing pets to Colombia can be carried out safely. Let's explore the regulations and procedures for importing pets to Colombia.

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Regulations for Importing Pets to Colombia

Attention: This information will 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 in Columbia.

Important Information Regarding Banned Dog Breeds

Colombia does not permit the following dog breeds to enter the country, including purebreds and mixed breeds containing any of the following:

  • American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • American Pit Bull Terrier
  • Japanese Tosa
  • Doberman Pinscher
  • Bullmastiff
  • Mastin Napolitano
  • De Presa Canario
  • Rottweiler
  • Dogo Argentino
  • Dogo de Burdeos
  • Fila Brasileiro


Although not mandatory for entry into Colombia, we highly recommend microchipping all traveling pets for identification purposes.

Rabies Vaccination and Certificate

All pets must have an original Rabies Certificate, which must state the microchip number (if applicable) and the date of inoculation.

Vet Health Certificate (Form 7001)

The standard Health Certificate, completed by a USDA-accredited veterinarian, must be issued within ten days of the flight.

USDA Endorsements

The following documents must be sent to your local USDA (if departing from the United States) for endorsement:

  • Microchip Implantation Record (if applicable)
  • Rabies Certificate
  • Vet Health Certificate

Recommended Vaccines

We strongly recommend the following vaccinations for your pets:

  • Dogs: Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parainfluenza and Parvovirus (DHLPP), and Bordetella.
  • Cats: Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, and Panleukopenia (FVRCP).

These vaccinations should be valid at the time of import and administered no less than two weeks before the export date for maximum effectiveness.

Additional Details

All original documents listed above must accompany the pets during travel. For successful customs clearance, we require a copy of the pet owner's passport before the animal's arrival.

Our team at PetRelocation is dedicated to providing a safe and comfortable travel experience for your pets. Contact our PetRelocation Specialist to discuss your options and receive expert support.

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