Relocating Pets to Costa Rica
Costa Rica is a Central American country with coastlines on the Caribbean and Pacific. Costa Rica is an unbelievably beautiful country with many wonders to explore. While this list includes the best places to visit in Costa Rica, you really can't go wrong with the gorgeous beaches, wildlife parks, and incredible mountains and volcanoes.
While Costa Rica has a captivating nature, it is a very pet-friendly country. They treat pets as protectors, friends, and good life companions! Pets are welcome in shopping centers, cafes, restaurants, and bars everywhere in the country. As all the beaches are public in Costa Rica, pets are allowed on the beaches as well. But while travelling with pets, it is important to keep the following things in mind-
- The first step is to microchip your pet with a 15 digit pet compliant microchip.
- While a rabies titer test is not mandatory, it is important that your pet is vaccinated against rabies atleast 30 days prior to travel. Dogs must also be vaccinated against distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, and parvovirus. Cats must be vaccinated against feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, panleukopenia and feline leukemia.
- A licensed veterinarian must complete the Veterinary Certificate for Costa Rica within 05 days of entry. An alternate copy translated into Spanish is also required.
- An Import Permit is required if your pet is entering Costa Rica unaccompanied or if you are not entering Costa Rica on the same flight as your pet.
- A customs broker in Costa Rica must obtain an Import Permit if your pet is entering Costa Rica as cargo or other classes of service where an airway bill is involved.
- Before your pet enters Costa Rica, it must be treated against internal and external parasites.
- Pets should enter the Costa Rica via Juan Santamaria Airport in Alajuela, located within the Central Valley region north of San Jose or Daniel Oduber Airport (LIR) in Liberia.
- All domestic dogs and cats must be free of evidence of disease communicable to humans when examined at the entry airport.
- Costa Rica does not publish a list of banned breeds.
As you start planning your trip overseas, you should consider hiring professional assistance to make your pet’s relocation safe, smooth and hassle-free. AirPets relocates hundreds of pets every year to and from India and is very thorough with its process. You can get in touch with us at +91-9257-123-123 or write to [email protected] for a professional consultation.