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|USDA Accredited Veterinarian Signature||Electronic Signature Accepted|
|USDA APHIS Veterinary Medical Officer Signature||Digital Endorsement Accepted
The health certificate bears digital signature/seal
- - 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.
Colombia will reject pets that do not meet the requirements of the posted health certificate. Personal pet dogs or cats do not need an import permit.
Dogs and cats must be accompanied by a health certificate issued by a USDA Accredited Veterinarian and endorsed by USDA APHIS Veterinary Services within 10 days of travel. The rabies vaccination certificate must accompany your pet and the health certificate to Colombia.
Your pet must travel with at least one photocopy of the original health certificate.
The health certificate does NOT need to be signed by a Notary Public, nor does it need to be stamped by the Colombian Consular office.
NOTE: AS OF MARCH 9, 2017, COLOMBIA HAS BANNED THE IMPORTATION OF ALL BIRDS FROM LINCOLN COUNTY, TENNESSEE.
Pet birds must be accompanied by an import permit issued in advance by Instituto Colombiano Agropecuario (ICA).
Upon arrival into Colombia, the birds will undergo home quarantine for at least 21 days under the supervision of a veterinarian from ICA.
An import permit is required for the importation of all pets into Columbia. 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).
INSTITUTO COLOMBIANO AGROPECUARIO
Ica · Carrera 41 No. 17 – 43 · Phone (57 1) 3323700 / 2884800
BOGOTA – COLOMBIA
Airlines may have separate and additional requirements. Check with your airline to determine what requirements they may have, if any.
Additional information for pet owners, airlines, and others about APHIS endorsement of international health certificates.