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Brazil

Requirements:
  • Valid health certificate within the past 3 months, legalized by the Brazilian consulate
  • Proof of rabies vaccination

    Quarantine:
  • Pets entering Brazil are not quarantined

    Canada

    Requirements:
  • Valid health certificate
  • Proof of rabies vaccination within the past 3 years
  • Vaccination against distemper, hepatitis, parvovirus and parainfluenza

    Quarantine:
  • Pets entering Canada are not quarantined.

    China

    Requirements:
  • Valid health certificate
  • The pet must be free of signs of rabies and distemper for the past 5 years
  • Dogs must also be free of parvovirus, rotavirus, hepatitis and corona for past 3 years

    Quarantine:
  • Before entering China, pets must be quarantined in the United States for 30 days at a USDA facility. Upon entering quarantine, the pet will be vaccinated for rabies. Dogs are also vaccinated for distemper, parvo, corona and hepatitis. Pets will also be treated for external and internal parasites. Within 24 hours before travel, the pet is examined by a veterinarian.

    France

    Requirements:
  • Pets need to be identified by a microchip or tatoo
  • Valid health certificate endorsed by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture's (USDA) APHIS office
  • Proof of rabies vaccination at least 30 days before entering the country but not more than 12 months before
  • A maximum of five animals are allowed. They must be at least 3 months old, or travel with the mother

    Quarantine:
  • Pets entering France are not quarantined

    Germany

    Germany recently passed legislation that prohibits certain breeds from entering their country. Make sure your pet is not one of the banned breeds before planning your trip.

    Requirements:
  • Pets need to be identified by a microchip or tatoo
  • Valid health certificate endorsed by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture's (USDA) APHIS office
  • Proof of rabies vaccination at least 30 days before entering the country but not more than 12 months before
  • A blood test to determine rabies immunity
  • Animals less than 3 months of age are not allowed into Germany

    Quarantine:
  • Pets entering Germany are not quarantined

    Hawaii

    Hawaii is rabies-free and even though Hawaii is not a foreign country, special restrictions apply when traveling with pets.

    Requirements:
  • Valid health certificate within 10 days of travel
  • Proof of rabies vaccination within 10 days of travel
  • Microchip implantation
  • Must pass two separate rabies titer blood tests to detect rabies immunity

    Quarantine:
  • Pets entering Hawaii are quarantined for 5, 30 or 120 days
  • For more information go to: www.hawaiiag.org

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