Bringing Pets into Mexico?

by BigPeeDee, Saturday, January 15, 2011, 11:59 (2521 days ago)

My wife and I were thinking about bringing out 2 dogs down with us one of these years.

Does anyone know if there is a quarantine period like there is in Europe when you bring your pets into the country?

If so, how long and what is the process?

Cheers!

Bringing Pets into Mexico?

by jr ⌂ @, Saturday, January 15, 2011, 12:07 (2521 days ago) @ BigPeeDee

To bring a pet into Mexico you need a health certificate from your vet dated not more than 10 days prior to your arrival.

Bringing Pets into Mexico?

by Karen, Saturday, January 15, 2011, 22:20 (2521 days ago) @ jr

The health cert actually has to be within 5 days with current (within last year) rabies, and all other shots current. They also expect the dog to be parasite free.

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by Canadian Rainbirds ⌂ @, Victoria BC and Zihuatanejo, Sunday, January 16, 2011, 09:40 (2520 days ago) @ Karen

We have been bringing our dogs down by RV for years. We always have a vet certificate, and copies of their rabies certificates. We have never been asked to produce any paperwork entering Mexico nor the United States. We were asked once crossing back into Canada.

We never worry about the date on the health certificate and as I said we have been doing this for eight years. This year we left home in June and didn't cross into Mexico until November.

Note that Mexico only recognises a one year Rabies vaccination, though 2 and 3 year shots are common in Canada and the United States. We just go with the normal shots in Canada. It's a moot point as we have never been asked for paper work, and the vaccine used for the 2 or 3 years shots are the same as the one year used in Mexico!

If you are flying in, they may check more carefully, but we have never heard of anyone in an RV being asked. They know we have dogs as the usually want to come in and check the rig. Until they see the dogs! :-)

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Bringing Pets into Mexico?

by Helene @, Zih, Sunday, January 16, 2011, 18:58 (2520 days ago) @ Canadian Rainbirds

They are extremely strict at the airport here. One year rabies. Pet seen within 5 days of travel and parasite tests needed.

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by zihuadreamer, Monday, January 24, 2011, 11:33 (2512 days ago) @ Helene

Any idea of how many copies of the Vet Certificate you need for bringing a dog in?

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, January 24, 2011, 11:52 (2512 days ago) @ zihuadreamer

A good rule of thumb in Mexico is always to have 4 copies of everything: 3 for the authorities and one for yourself.