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Ecuador - Obtain a Pet Passport (Import Export or Transport Pet)

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This procedure provides you information on how you can bring your pet dogs and cats to Ecuador and how can you apply for a Pet Passport (Import Export or Transport Pet).


For Cats: The animal must have been vaccinated against leucopenia feline 60 days prior to its arrival in Ecuador.

For Dogs: Dogs must have been vaccinated in the 60 prior days to the date of shipment against the following illnesses.

  • Illness of Carre (Distemper)
  • Hepatitis Dog
  • Leptospirosis (Leptospira carnĂ­cola and icterohemorragiae)
  • Parvovirosis (Parvovirus dog)
  • Parainfluenza

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Required Information

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1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.


Importing your pets:

  • Have your pet examined by a veterinarian: You will need to have your pet examined by a certified veterinarian. Some of the documents that you will need to present when your pet arrives in Ecuador will be issued by your vet. Your vet will also be able to provide you information on how you can go about bringing your pet abroad.
  • If you are outside Ecuador: You may use the link provided under "Office Locations & Contacts" to get in touch with the nearest embassy of Ecuador in the country you are currently staying. The office may be able to provide you with information about pet passports or entry permits for pets.
  • Before you make arrangements to transport your pet: Make sure that you have all the required documents, and got in touch with the authority responsible with the import/export of live animals in the country where your pet will be coming from and in Ecuador. If you are thinking of flying in with your pet, you may also try and contact the airline company, they may be able to provide additional information about pet passports and how you can bring your pet abroad.
  • Arrival in Ecuador: You must inform port officials about the arrival of your pet at least 72 hours before. You will need to inform them what time it will be arriving and the company of transformation.

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Required Documents

Import pets:

  • Zoo Sanitary Certificate, issued by the official authority of animal health of the exporting country.
  • Vaccination Record


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Office Locations & Contacts

Ecuador - Embassies

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External Links

Embassy of Ecuador in Canada


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