Colombia Pet Import Rules and Requirements

When planning pet transport to Colombia, it’s important to start early and learn the requirements in order to avoid misunderstandings or delays in the import process.

If you’re transporting a dog to Colombia, note the country’s list of banned breeds. Pit Bull Terriers, Rottweilers, Doberman Pinschers and a few other large breeds are not allowed to enter the country (nor are any dogs mixed with these breeds). See below for more information.

Aside from following the rules as outlined, it’s also recommended to choose a pet friendly airline for your pet’s flight, help pets acclimate to their travel kennels well in advance of the move, and discuss any health-related questions you may have with your vet.

With the right preparation and planning, bringing pets to Colombia can be carried out safely. Read on for more information and talk to your PetRelocation Specialist about your options.

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Regulations for Importing Pets to Colombia

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.

Important Information Regarding Banned Dog Breeds

Colombia does not allow the breeds listed below to enter the country. This ban applies to purebreds and any dog mixed with these breeds.

  • 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 Brasilero


Though not required for entry into Colombia, a microchip is recommended for all traveling pets.

Rabies Vaccination and Certificate

All pets must have an original Rabies Certificate, and this certificate must state the microchip number and the date of inoculation.

Vet Health Certificate (Form 7001)

This is the standard Health Certificate to be filled out by your USDA accredited veterinarian and it must be issued within 10 days of the flight.

USDA Endorsements

The following must be sent to your local USDA (if you’re departing from the United States) for their stamp of approval. Your PetRelocation Specialist will help you manage this process.

  • Microchip Implantation Record
  • Rabies Certificate
  • Vet Health Certificate

Recommended Vaccines

Our team highly recommends the following for your pets:

  • Dogs: Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parainfluenza and Parvovirus (DHLPP) and Bordetella.
  • Cats: Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus and Panleukopenia (FVRCP).
  • These should be valid at the time of import and administered no less than two weeks before export date for maximum effectiveness.

Additional Details

All original documentation listed above must travel with the pets.

In order for us to successfully clear customs we will need the following documents supplied prior to the animal’s arrival:

  • Copy of Pet Owner’s Passport

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