Planning a trip to Panama with your pet can be an exciting experience. But before you start packing your bags, it is important to understand the rules and regulations regarding traveling with pets to Panama. Knowing what documents you need, what vaccinations are required, and where you can stay are all important steps in making sure that your pet has a safe and comfortable journey. With some planning and research, you can make sure that both you and your pet have a great time during your travels.

Requirements and procedures to bring your pet dog or cat to Panama:

Animal quarantine: It consists of the restriction imponed by health authorities in a country with the aim of preventing the introduction and dissemination of diseases.

Procedures when entering the country

  • Application form fee: US$1.00
  • Phytozoosanitary license: US$5.00
  • Veterinary inspection: US$10.00

When it is required that pet be kept in quarentine, a fee of US$3.50 will be charged for this service.


Requirements to import dogs and cats

Vaccination certificate covering the following diseases:

  • Rabies
  • Distemper
  • Parvovirus
  • Leptospirosis
  • Hepatitis

Veterinary Certificate of Good Health

Veterinarian schedule is Monday to Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

In cases that the veterinarian is not on duty (holidays and weekends), and a pet arrives, and the ownes wishes that the pet be taken care of by the veterinary doctor, the owner of the pet will have to abide by what is established in Article 5 of Executive Decree No.: 25 of January 31, 2002, which was published in the Panamanian Official Gazette numbered 24488.


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