Traveling to Bolivia with Cinnamon!

This is year I went to Bolivia for the Holidays and of course I took Cinnamon with me to meet the rest of the family. I was very scared to take Cinny with me because so many people told me that she may be in quarantine once we return. I decided to take the risk anyway. I looked online for tips and the requirements to export and import dogs and found nothing. I hope this post is helpful for those who are thinking to travel abroad with their doggies.
  • The first step is to ask your airline for the requirements and then go to the Center for Control and Disease, and the Department of Agriculture to find more information about exporting and importing pets and
  • Then go to the website of the country your are visiting for more info on requirements.
  • For Bolivia a dog needs to have a Health Certificate (form APHIS 7001 ) to be filled by a certified veterinarian. Take the form to a USDA agency to have it validated.
  • Then have it legalized in a Bolivian consulate in your area.
    Make sure the vet annotates in the certificate that your dog is acclimated to air temperatures lower than 45 F. Cinnamon’s vet forgot to put that information and we missed our flight as a result.
  • AA asks for a health certificate 10 days prior the flight and vaccine certificates. Our health certificate from the US was not valid and we needed to get another one again.
  • The health certificate needs to be validated in “Senasag” in Bolivia and then in the “Cancilleria.”
  • Once in the US, they might ask you for a rabies certificate. Luckily when I arrived to Miami, I was not asked for anything and we passed Costumes without any problems.
* If you have all the papers and if your dog is healthy, there is no reason to panic, just plan ahead and have all papers on time so you are not running at the last minute.

Shih Tzu ready for her first flight
Cinny to Bolivia

paws Happy traveling!  paws

No comments: