Pets

If you want to bring pets with you to Curaçao the following import requirements must be met:

  •  The animal has to be accompanied by a passport for companion animals as mentioned in the regulation (EU) no 576/2013 which has to be completed and signed by an official veterinarian designated by the competent authority of the country of dispatch, not more than 2 (two) weeks before departure. 
  • The animal has to be vaccinated against Rabies at the age of at least 12 weeks with an inactivated vaccine at least 21 days, but no longer than, 12 months to 36 months (as registered by the manufacturer) prior to departure. The importation of animals younger than 15 weeks is not permitted.   
  • The animal has to be registered electronically with an ISO (International Standards Organization)-microchip (mention the number in the passport) which has to be applied before or at the same time as the rabies vaccination. 
  • The animal has to be free of any ectoparasites. Therefore the veterinarian certifies treating the animal as instructed by the manufacturer with a registered systemic/oral or topical ectoparasitic agent, with a long lasting persistent efficacy of at least 28 days, within 14 days prior to departure (mention the date, the time and the product used on the health certificate).
  • The animal has to be free of any endoparasites. Therefore the veterinarian certifies treating the animal within 14 days prior to departure with a registered medicine as instructed by the manufacturer (mention the date and the product used in the passport). 
  • After the treatments it has to be kept free of any ecto-and endoparasites. 
  • The animal has to be transported in a suitable kennel and according to IATA regulations.    

Does your pet belong to an endangered species?

In that case besides an EU-pet passport you must also have a CITES document for your pet. Please note that on Curaçao it is not allowed to bring banned pit bull type dogs with you. Animals should not be imported via Central and South America. Dogs, cats and monkeys from South and Central America, excluding Suriname, may not be imported nor transshipped and are immediately sent back on the same flight or sent on with the same vessel they arrived in.

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