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Pet travel from the U.S. to Panama

Pet travel from the U.S. to Panama

HEALTH CERTIFICATE ISSUANCE AND SUBMISSION

USDA Accredited Veterinarian Signature Original Ink
APHIS Veterinary Medical Officer Signature Original Ink

Details: Health certificates require original ink signatures from the issuing USDA Accredited Veterinarian and the endorsing APHIS Veterinary Medical Officer with the application of the APHIS embossed seal. Submissions through the online Veterinary Export Health Certification System (VEHCS) cannot be accepted at this time.

A Health Certificate is required to take your dog from the United Sates into Panama.  The Health Certificate must be signed by a USDA Accredited veterinarian and endorsed by USDA APHIS.

After the pet’s health certificate is issued by a USDA Accredited veterinarian and endorsed by USDA APHIS, it will need to be stamped and signed by a Panamanian diplomatic office (consulate or embassy) in the United States prior to travel.

The owner must notify Panama at least three (3) days before the arrival of the pet by completing the Home Quarantine Request” that can be download from www.minsa.gob.pa.

  • This notification must be sent via email to cam@minsa.gob.pa. In the email, you will need to provide a scanned copy of your pet’s health certificate as well as information related to your pet’s date of arrival, time, flight number and airline.


International Health Certificate for Dogs from the U.S. to Panama

A Health Certificate is required to take your cat from the United Sates into Panama.  The Health Certificate must be signed by a USDA Accredited veterinarian and endorsed by USDA APHIS.

After the pet’s health certificate is issued by a USDA Accredited veterinarian and endorsed by USDA APHIS, it will need to be stamped and signed by a Panamanian diplomatic office (consulate or embassy) in the United States prior to travel.

The owner must notify Panama at least three (3) days before the arrival of the pet by completing the Home Quarantine Request” that can be download from www.minsa.gob.pa.

  • This notification must be sent via email to cam@minsa.gob.pa. In the email, you will need to provide a scanned copy of your pet’s health certificate as well as information related to your pet’s date of arrival, time, flight number and airline.


International Health Certificate for Cats from the U.S. to Panama

For pet travel requirements not listed, APHIS has not been officially informed by the foreign country about the requirements for your pet’s travel. We recommended that you contact a government official of the country you are traveling to for more information.

Country of destination contact information:  

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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