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Notice: If you have any questions or concerns regarding the procedures and requirements for exporting animals, you should contact the VS Field Office covering the area from which the animal will be exported, the area in which your office is located.


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Accredited Veterinarians can submit health certificates for USDA APHIS endorsement electronically through VEHCS (Veterinary Export Health Certification System). 

Plus, this country accepts USDA APHIS digital endorsement. This means the final, endorsed health certificate that travels with the animal(s) can be printed out directly from VEHCS and does NOT have to be mailed back to you.

Before going to VEHCS: Scroll below this banner to view animal-specific requirements.

To process some health certificates, VEHCS may need the Accredited Veterinarian to upload the completed fillable PDF version found in the requirements section of this page. Either save a copy of the PDF below, or return to this page for the health certificate, if prompted by VEHCS.


Accredited Veterinarians, log in here if you wish to use VEHCS.
Accredited Veterinarians, help with using VEHCS is available on the VEHCS Help Page.
Learn how to issue a health certificate using VEHCS (A Step-by-step Guide).
NOTE: The endorsed health certificate (paper, not electronic) must accompany the shipment. It can be printed out directly from VEHCS.

Colombia requires that all animal shipments, except pet dogs and cats, be accompanied by an import permit issued in advance by Instituto Colombiano Agropecuario (ICA).

Colombia will reject animal shipments without import permits.

Please note: Colombia requires prior approval of installations or farms before the importation of animals into Colombia, except pet dogs and cats.  Below are the forms to be completed and submitted prior to the exportation.  The questionnaires must be signed by a veterinarian accredited by USDA.  Interested party must obtain a certification from USDA that such veterinarian is accredited, and submit it to ICA.


Equine

Note: Effective immediately, Colombia will not accept mares transported in the last third of pregnancy.

Note: Effective immediately, due to the presence of contagious equine metritis (CEM) in the state of Arizona, Colombia is suspending the importation of horses from that state.  APHIS will not endorse health certificates for horse exported from Arizona.

Cattle

Note: Colombia has informed us they will be testing animals for bluetongue on arrival in country. Animals testing positive will be rejected for import.

Sheep and Goats

Note: Effective December 24, 2003, sheep from the United States are banned due to a risk of BSE.

Swine

Poultry

Aquatic Animals

APHIS Registered Aquaculture Export Facility approval is required for aquatic animals, aquatic worms, and tilapia.

Research / Laboratory Animals

Other Animals

Pets

Visit the APHIS Pet Travel Website for information about exporting your pets.

For species not listed, the requirements are not known.  However, exporters wanting to ship livestock and/or germplasm, whose requirements are not listed above, 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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