What papers do I need to get my dog ​​out of the country?


Are you going to take a trip with your dog and you don't know how to get the dog passport? Where should you get it? o What are the requirements that your dog must have to obtain it? We'll tell you then:

According to Regulation (EU) No 576/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council that regulates the requirements applicable to non-commercial movements of pets between Member States of the European Union:

Dogs, cats and ferrets that move non-commercially among member countries must be accompanied by an identification document in the format of a passport.

This passport for dogs will be made according to the model established in the Regulation (EU) nº577 / 2013.

To be considered a movement of pets and not a commercial movement, transport does not have to have any commercial purpose, such as sale or adoption.

The number of animals that are transported must be five or less.

And finally, all animals must travel with their owner or, failing that, with a person in charge of their name and responsible for it.

What is the price of this passport?

Currently, there is no set price. So it will depend on the country where you issue it and the veterinarian in which you do it.

If you travel abroad with your pet, you must comply with all the established norms in order to protect the health of people and pets. So have the rule in dog passport It is essential.

If you fail to comply, your dog may have to be immobilized in quarantine facilities, deported back to his country of origin, or even euthanized to avoid any type of infection or problem.


pet n'GO - October 26, 2015

Thank you very much for the additional information, Lesly, it is very useful! : D

Lesly - October 22, 2015

To travel to the United States only ask for the card with the recent rabies vaccine not older than 6 months, the other vaccines only check that the seal is brought. When crossing customs you always have to bring a leash and your bag must be rigid, not made of fabric.



July and August are considered the favorable months to go on a trip with the family. But if you want to get your dog or cat from the country or bring it is necessary that it meets some requirements.

Javier Vargas, director of Agrocality Animal Health and veterinarian, indicates that the control in the access points to the country has been reinforced. He objective is to prevent the spread of diseases considered zoonotic and guarantee the health status of the animals that are transported.

The first requirement that users need is a health certificate from animal issued by a veterinarian from the animal's country of origin.

Camila Armendáriz plans to travel to Colombia With your 10 month old dog. Two weeks ago she began to carry out the procedure so that her pets could board a plane. He veterinarian eHe mitigated a certificate that includes all the vaccines of Max and in which he certifies that he is in optimal conditions to leave the country.

So that pets can travel on an airline, users must request authorization from the airline at least 48 hours before make the flight The transfer of
pets are paid as excess baggage according to the policies and rules of payment according to weight.

Animals can travel sedated or not, inside a container or cage. Juan Carlos Molina, veterinarian of the Brazil Clinic, in Quito, points out that this measure is taken when the animal is restless. However, some airlines like LAN prohibits traveling sedated.

Before pets fly out of the country, their owners must approach the offices of Agrocality, located in the airports of the country, and present the requirements: vaccination card and health certificate of the pet issued by a veterinarian in the country.

When the animals go out to the European Union In addition, a rabies antibody titration test is carried out in laboratories authorized by the EU, however, if pets leave for countries such as Panama and Chile they must be registered in the respective embassies, and present proof of payment of USD 14, that can be done in the banks of Guayaquil and the Pacific.

According to the official page of LAN, Dogs and cats over 8 weeks of age can travel in the hold of the plane.
Vargas indicates that Agrocalidad has not established age for the entry of dogs and cats. "Users should review the requirements that the embassies of the countries request."

After seeing the conditions that put the airlines, Camila bought a cage according to the size of her dog. According to the regulations of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), The size of the cage should be the maximum height of the animal standing from the head. Therefore, the maximum measurements allowed are 94 centimeters long and 64 centimeters wide and 61 centimeters high.

Airlines have a list of brachycephalic dogs and cats that cannot travel, as they are more likely to suffer suffocation problems During flight: Boston Terrier, Boxer, Shar Pei, Shih Tzu, Tibetan Spaniel, among others. While in cats they are the burmese, exotic shorthair, himalayan and the Persian.

Some of the procedures that must be done

The certificate Zoosanitary accredits the origin or origin of the animal. In addition, it specifies that the dog or cat does not have parasitic diseases.

On the card For feline vaccines, the vaccine against feline panleukopenia and that of dogs, vaccines against parvovirus and coronavirus should be registered.

Before travelling on an airplane, check the transport conditions for excess baggage. Some airlines allow carrying up to two animals in containers.

Remember Your dog or cat must have a microchip to prevent it from getting lost. This device is placed in veterinary clinics, for example in PAE.

If you do not present the requested documents, the pet
It will be re-shipped and sent to your home country. Ultimately the sanitary sacrifice is performed.

630 Dogs and cats entered Ecuador between January and May of this year.

1359 Animals (dogs and cats) left the country between January and June 2014.