What documents you need to bring your cat or dog to Chile
The owners of cats and dogs must present one of the following authorized official sanitary documents, according to the case:
Zoosanitary Export Certificate issued in Chile: valid for 21 días from its issuance until the date of the pet’s re-entry to Chile.
Foreign Official Zoosanitary Certificate: valid for 10 days from its issuance until the date of the entry to Chile (extended in the language of origin and also in Spanish).
Pet passport (European Union): its validity is defined by the particular veterinary clinical examination.
It’s important to note that documents issued overseas, both the certificate and the passport, are valid only if they contain the necessary requirements and must be presented together with the pet (cat or dog) in the border control of entry to Chile.
The requirements that the above-mentioned documents must describe are those contemplated in the Resolution No. 6.056/2009:
A) Protection against rabies: it may be through one of the following two ways:
Anti-rabies vaccine administered between 30 days and 12 months prior to entering Chile.
Measurement of the neutralizing antibodies against the rabies virus, with a minimum result of 0.5 U.I./ml, carried out within 12 months prior to entering the country.
B) Internal deworming: indicating active principle and date of application, not superior to 30 days prior to entering Chile.
C) External deworming: indicating active principle and date of application, not superior to 30 days prior to entering Chile.
D) Clinical examination by a private vet: indicating that the animal is free of contagious (transmittable) and parasitic diseases, which must have been carried out at least 10 days prior to the entry to Chile.
This information must be contained and duly accredited in the Official Zoosanitary Certificate or Pet Passport of the European Union.
Dogs and cats of under two months
Dogs and cats of under 60 days that do not register to have been administrated with rabies vaccination in their Zoosanitary Certificate or Pet Passport, will be able to enter to Chile only if they register in these documents the valuation of neutralizing antibodies against the rabies virus, with a minimum result of 0.5 U.I./ml carried out within 12 months prior to entering the country.
Entry of dogs and cats by air
The form of transfer of the pet, such as accompanied baggage and cargo, must be previously verified with the airline. In the latter case, you must carry out a procedure that involves the payment of the fees associated with warehousing, SAG inspection and customs tariff.
Request this information directly from the airline, customs agency or SAG’s regional office (SAG: Agricultural and Livestock Service – «Servicio Agrícola y Ganadero»).