Requirements for travelling to the Dominican Republic with pets

Entering the Dominican Republic with pets does not require complicated preparations. However, you must comply with the following veterinary requirements:

• The pet must have been vaccinated against rabies at least 30 days and no more than 12 months before travel. This must be confirmed by a vaccination certificate that has not expired at the time of arrival in the Dominican Republic;

• Within 72 hours before departure, the pet must undergo a clinical examination by a veterinarian, during which it will be established that the pet is completely healthy, has been treated for external and internal parasites, shows no signs of infectious diseases and is ready to travel;

• A health certificate is an important document that should accompany every pet while travelling. The certificate must be completed and issued by a licensed veterinarian in the country of export. It must include the name and address of the owner, all the personal information of the animal (name, breed, sex, color, age, microchip and/or tattoo number), as well as data on vaccinations and treatments against worms and parasites.

Since puppies cannot be vaccinated against rabies before they are 3 months old, you can import them without vaccination. However, in this case, the puppy's age or date of birth must be indicated on the vaccination certificate.