Traveling with Pets

Please send the following documents:

1. Print and fill out the form.
2. USDA Sanitary Certificate, signed and sealed by USDA Vet and signed by the pet’s vet
3. Vaccinations Certificate up to date - Rabies.
4. Fee: $30.00 (money order/Cash/Personal Check made out to Consulate of Panama).
5. Self-addressed prepaid envelope for return of documents.

Please check with your airline for further information regarding airline guidelines when you are traveling with pets.

Costs for Quarentine Services:

  • Veterinary inspection: $10.00
  • Quarantine form: $6.00
  • Daily feeding and care (if necessary) $3.50 per animal


NOTE: Fax the completed Quarantine for Domestic Animals form to (507) 212-9449 or (507) 238-4059 or email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at the Ministry of Health in Panama. This form must be sent to the Ministry of Health authorities 3 days prior to your arrival in Panama.

Take note of the following ministry working hours in the Tocumen International Airport in Panama:

  • Ministry of Health: Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • Ministry of Agriculture: Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm and from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

If you do not arrive in Panama during these times, please make the necessary arrangements with the above mentioned authorities.



24hrs. Emergency CECODI:  (507)504-8835
Phone: +1 (504) 525-3458 / 525-3459