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.
- - A L E R T - -The CDC’s temporary suspension for dogs entering the United States from high-risk countries for dog rabies implemented in July 2021 will be extended until January 2023. Effective June 10, 2022, import eligibility for all dogs (pets and dogs intended for resale/adoption) from high-risk rabies countries will expand and allow import options for dogs vaccinated for rabies in the U.S. as well as in foreign countries provided the dogs meet the requirements outlined on the CDC’s website. Learn more on CDC.gov.
The requirements for traveling with your pet are described in the health certificate.
The health certificate is valid for 60 days from the day the USDA Accredited Veterinarian issues (signs) it, and it must be valid at the time of arrival in Brazil.
For other pets (rabbits, ferrets, chinchillas, etc.) it is mandatory to apply for MAPA Import Authorization at the Federal Superintendence of Agriculture of the State of final destination of the animal in Brazil. https://www.gov.br/agricultura/pt-br/sfa/lista-sfas
Airlines and shipping lines have their own policies and requirements for transporting pets. Check with your airline or shipping representative to determine what requirements they may have.