Ecuador Pet Import Rules and Requirements

When preparing to transport pets to Ecuador, start by learning about the import requirements, checking into travel crates and airline options, and enlisting expert advice if you're feeling overwhelmed.

It's a good idea to start at least a month in advance when planning pet shipping to Ecuador, as managing details like your pet's vet visits, vaccine scheduling, and crate training will run more smoothly when you're not feeling rushed. If you take your time and plan carefully, your relocation will be less stressful overall.

Read on to find out more about bringing pets to Ecuador and contact PetRelocation if you need some help. Our experienced team is ready to assist!

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Regulations for Importing Pets to Ecuador

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.


Each pet shall be identified by means of a microchip. No other form of identification is acceptable. The microchip used should comply with ISO Standard 11784 or Annex A to ISO standard 11785.

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

Additional Vaccines

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 also need the following supplied prior to the pet’s arrival:

  • Copy of Pet Owner’s Passport

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