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Pet travel from the U.S. to Ecuador

ONLINE CERTIFICATE INFORMATION (VEHCS) = DIGITAL SIGNATURE ACCEPTED

USDA Accredited Veterinarian Signature Electronic Signature Accepted
APHIS Veterinary Medical Officer Signature Digital Signature Accepted

Details: Health certificates may be issued electronically by the USDA Accredited Veterinarian and endorsed by the APHIS Veterinary Medical Officer through the online Veterinary Export Health Certification System (VEHCS).  The APHIS embossed seal is not required.

NOTE: A printed paper copy of the completed health certificate must accompany each shipment.




Health certificates for all animals must be typed.

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

Please visit Ecuador’s website for importing live animals for more information.

APHIS endorsement of the health certificate for ferrets to Ecuador is required. The requirements for traveling with your pet are described in the health certificate

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

Veterinary Health Certificate

An import permit must be obtained from the Ministry of Agriculture of Ecuador to export pets other than dogs and cats to Ecuador. 

Ecuador’s website for importing live animals

Considerations for airline travel:

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.

View requirements for returning to the US with your pet



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