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Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture
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.
Accredited Veterinarians can submit health certificates for USDA endorsement electronically through VEHCS (Veterinary Export Health Certification System).
This country accepts USDA 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.
IMPORTANT:The endorsed health certificate (paper, not electronic) must accompany the shipment. The health certificate can be printed directly from VEHCS.
Colombia - Summary of Requirements for Live Animals
Colombia requires that all animal shipments, except pet dogs and cats, be accompanied by an import permit issued in advance by InstitutoColombianoAgropecuario (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.
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.
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.