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Pet travel from the U.S. to Brazil

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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. To walk yourself through issuing a health certificate in VEHCS, click here.
NOTE: The endorsed health certificate (paper, not electronic) must accompany the shipment. It can be printed out directly from VEHCS.

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.

International Health Certificate

An import permit is required to take a hedgehog to Brazil.

International Health Certificate

An import permit is required to take a rabbit to Brazil.

International Health Certificate

An import permit is required to take a rodent to Brazil.

International Health Certificate

The requirements for traveling with your pet are described in the health certificate.

Veterinary Health Certificate for Birds

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

Considerations for Airline Travel

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.

Additional information for pet owners, airlines, and others about APHIS endorsement of international health certificates.

View requirements for returning to the US with your pet



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