Requirements for Importing Pets to the USA
- A veterinarian issued health certificate stating your pet is healthy and fit to fly.
- A microchip (recommended)
- Proof of rabies vaccination from all countries where rabies is present*.
- Optional vaccines include Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus, Para-influenza, and Bordatella.
What is needed to bring a dog into the US?
The CDC requires that all imported dogs must be healthy. Additionally, dogs imported to the U.S. must be vaccinated against rabies and have a valid certification of their rabies immunization. Imported dogs must have a current rabies vaccination or health certificate to prove the vaccination.
Is there a quarantine for dogs coming into the US?
Unvaccinated dogs must be vaccinated within four days of arrival at their final US destination and within ten days of entry into the United States, and must be kept in confinement for at least 30 days after the date of the vaccination.
Can I bring a dog from another country to USA?
Bring your pet into the United States from a foreign country (Import) Animals entering the U.S. may be subject to regulation by USDA APHIS as all well as other federal agencies. Depending on your destination state, your pet may need to also meet additional health requirements.
What is required to take a dog from Canada to the US?
Pet dogs OLDER than 8 months do NOT require any health certificate. Proof of rabies vaccination is all that is required for dogs in the following categories: any dog greater than 8 months of age.