Travel to Mexico
Travel mexico with your pets
The import of pets into Mexico is the responsibility of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA), through the National Service of Agrifood Health, Safety and Quality (SENASICA).
VETERINARY HEALTH CERTIFICATE
Before traveling to Mexico, you must obtain a veterinary health certificate indicating your pet is healthy. It must be issued within 15 days of travel and it must contain the following elements:
Issued by an official veterinarian of the competent authority or if it is private, on letterhead, with the printed professional identification number or photocopy of it (or its equivalent).
Name and address of the owner/exporter (in the country of origin or origin) and if applicable of the importer (address of destination in Mexico).
Date of application of the vaccine against rabies and its validity (animals under 3 months of age are exempt).
Certify that in the pre-trip inspection, the animal or animals were clinically healthy.
That the animal or animals have been internally and externally dewormed, within the previous six months and are free of ectoparasites.
It is also recommended to bring the pet’s vaccination card, in order to show it to the health authorities upon arrival in Mexico. Remember that the documents must be accompanied by a Spanish translation. Upon arrival in Mexico, you should approach the Agricultural Health Inspection Office (OISA), so that the authorities can verify that the description established in the veterinary health certificate matches your pet (sex, breed, colour), and carry out a physical inspection to check the health status of your pet and verify that it is free of external parasites.
If you do not comply with the above, you must contact a Veterinarian (of your choice and by your account in Mexico), who will issue the health certificate and apply the corresponding treatment.
ENTRY INTO MEXICO
Your pet must enter Mexico in a conveyor or container, clean, without bed, without implements or accessories (toys, treats, prizes or other objects, made with ingredients of ruminant origin), otherwise, they will be removed for destruction. The conveyor or container will receive preventive treatment by spraying by the official personnel of SAGARPA-SENASICA. Your dog/cat may enter with its necklace, strap, etc. You may bring a ration of the day of balanced food in bulk. We remind you that in Mexico there is this type of food that has the Registration and Authorization of SAGARPA-SENASICA.
TRAVEL FROM THE US OR CANADA TO MEXICO
If you travel from the US or Canada it is not necessary to present your pet’s Health certificate
You should contact the official staff or assistant Senasica who will perform a physical inspection of your pet to verify:
That does not show signs of infectious and contagious diseases
That does not present fresh or healing wounds.
That is free of ectoparasites.
PROHIBITED BREEDS OF PETS FOR ENTERING MEXICO
We do not have information on prohibited pet breeds for import to Mexico.
IMPORTING OTHER ANIMALS THAN CATS OR DOGS
If you want to enter Mexico with an animal, other than a dog or cat, you must comply with the requirements of the Zoosanitary Import Requirements Consultation Module. Please send an email to email@example.com
For more information, you can have a look on the website of the government of Mexico.