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If you have any questions or concerns regarding the procedures and requirements for exporting animals, animal products, or to obtain a zoosanitary certificate for an animal product, you should contact the VS Field Office covering the area from where the product will be exported (or the area in which your office is located).

Animal Products

Live Animals

Panama - Summary of Requirements for Animals

The following is required for the export of animals to Panama: a) an import permit prior to the shipment of the animals; b) the amount of animals to be exported has to coincide with the number of animals indicated in the import permit; c) additional animals will not be allowed into the country; and d) the importer must secure available space at the quarantine station prior to importing the animals.



Dogs and Cats

  • Dogs- Protocol - August 2013 (pdf 84kb)
  • Cats - Protocol - August 2013 (pdf 83kb)


  • Equine - Horses, Mules, Jacks, Jennys, and Asses - Health Certificate - January 2009 (pdf 28kb)
  • Equine semen- Health certificate December 2013



Effectively immediately, Panama prohibits the importation of live birds and hatching eggs from the States of Arkansas, California, Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Oregon, and Washington due to cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza in the United States. 


Sheep and Goats



For species not listed, the requirements are not known. However, exporters wanting to ship livestock or germplasm whose requirements are not listed in the IREGS, should have the interested party (importer/buyer) in the country of destination apply for an Import Permit at the appropriate ministry. This Import Permit will most likely outline the specific requirements.

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