Entering Argentina with a Pet

Information about the restrictions and requirements when bringing your pet into Argentina...

Domestic cats and dogs can enter Argentina without prior applications to SENASA. For any other animal, SENASA should be contacted.

  • For a list of certificates required for various animals: Click here (in Spanish)

A SENASA employee inspects the animal and all relevant documentation at the point of entry.

The following paperwork is required for pets entering Argentina:

Zoosanitary certificate: A zoosanitary certificate is required from the corresponding authority in the country of origin, which guarantees that the animal was examined within ten days prior to departure, and showed no clinical signs of disease. The certificate must be either written in, or translated into Spanish, and must include the following:

  • Owner's identification: name and address
  • Animal's identification: breed, sex, date of birth, fur, size, and any distinguishing marks

Vaccination certificate: A vaccination certificate against rabies for any animal over 90 days old (obtained at least 30 days before entry in the case of animals vaccinated for the first time). This must be valid for maximum (at least) one year

The animal and papers are inspected at the airport and any fees for veterinary import inspection are determined by SENASA.

There are no restrictions on importing dogs that are considered dangerous in some other countries.

African Horse Sickness and/or Rift Valley Fever

If an animal comes from a country that has officially declared the presence of African Horse Sickness and/or Rift Valley fever within its territory, then the following applies:

  • Neither of the diseases can have occurred within a 50 Km radius of the point of origin of the animal for at least three years
  • The animal cannot have been moved to an infected area

If there is no suspicion of infection and all the relevant paperwork has been supplied, then no quarantine is necessary for entry into Argentina.