Can I Bring My Pet to Ecuador?

You can bring your pet to Ecuador, although it takes planning and some extra expense. Visitors usually only bring a pet to Ecuador if they plan on staying there for a very long time. Keep in mind that not every hotel will allow pets, and you may also not be able to bring your pet to every attraction and destination. If you feel that you need to bring your pet on your vacation, check to make sure your pet can be properly provided for at each stop on your itinerary.

There are several pieces of required documentation for entering Ecuador with a pet.

Ecuadorian customs require that your pet have a recent certificate of health from a licensed, government-approved veterinarian. In the U.S., for example, the veterinarian must be approved by the U.S. Department of Health. The certificate must list the pet’s pedigree, species, sex, age, and the license number.

Dogs and cats must also have a rabies inoculation certificate, obtained within 3 months of the pet’s arrival in Ecuador. Within 21 days of your arrival to Ecuador, your pet must have a tick and tapeworm test.

If you have a pet that is not a cat or a dog, you should contact the Ecuadorian embassy to see if any other requirements apply.

Websites like Pet Travel (the worldwide travel resource for pets), and the International Air Transport Association can provide further information about bringing a pet to Ecuador.

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