Requirements for travelling to Peru with pets

Travelling with pets can seem complicated due to the large number of import requirements. However, if you understand all the rules in detail, your trip will go well! Here you will find the requirements for bringing pets into Peru.

According to the regulations of the Peruvian Agricultural and Health Service (SENASA), in order to import pets, the owner must:


• Provide the original health certificate issued by the official veterinary authority of the country of origin. The certificate must contain data on vaccinations and the health status of the pet;

• Vaccinate your pet against some infectious diseases 60 days before travel;

• Attach to the certificate written evidence from a veterinarian that the animal has been treated for external and internal parasites within 15 days prior to departure;

• Send the pet for a clinical examination by a veterinarian who will confirm that the pet is completely healthy, it has no external signs of disease (wounds, tumors) and ectoparasites. The doctor must also enter information about the examination in the sanitary certificate.


Mandatory vaccinations for dogs: against rabies, distemper, canine hepatitis, leptospirosis, parvovirus and parainfluenza.

Mandatory vaccinations for cats: against rabies, feline panleukopenia, calicivirus, rhinotracheitis and feline leukemia.

During transportation, animals must be kept in cages that have been previously washed and disinfected.