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Requirements for travelling to Chile with pets

If you want to go to Chile with a pet, you do not need complicated preparations. However, there are some requirements that should be considered when planning a trip. The requirements are established by the Agricultural and Livestock Service of Chile in order to prevent the spread of infectious diseases among domestic animals.

If you are travelling to Chile with a pet (dog, cat, or ferret), you will need to obtain a Zoo Sanitary Certificate of Import (CZI). Before it is issued, the following conditions must be met:

• All animals must be clinically examined by a veterinarian in their country of origin within 10 days prior to departure for Chile. During the examination, the doctor must confirm that the pet has no signs of infectious diseases, including signs of leishmaniasis, as well as parasites;

• The pet must be vaccinated against rabies. At the same time, according to WHO international requirements, after primary vaccination, a minimum period of 21 days must pass;

• The veterinarian must deworm the pet, that is, treat it with a special remedy for external and internal parasites. Parasite treatment must be carried out within 5-30 days prior to departure to Chile.

The Zoo Sanitary Certificate of Import is issued for a period of 5 to 10 days, depending on the duration of the trip. It can be replaced by a European pet passport if the passport contains all the necessary information about the pet.

To import ferrets into Chile, you must provide an Exotic Import Permit. You can find a template and guide for filling out an import permit on the website of the Agricultural and Livestock Service of Chile in the section on pets.

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