Pet Relocation to Panama


Bringing pets into Panama; Pets should first be micro-chipped then vaccinated against rabies at least 30 days, but not more than 12 months, prior to entering the country. Pets must also be accompanied by a Export Health Certificate signed, stamped and dated within 10 days of export by a licensed government veterinarian in country of origin. On arrival at the airport, you will need to go to the Banco Nacional branch there and pay $19.50 to Ministerio de Desarrollo Agropecuario and $40 to Ministerio de Salud, Control de Alimentos y Vigilancia Veterinaria. Don’t bother trying to remember the names if you’re not fluent in Spanish. Just have the money available! These are guidelines only which are subject to change. Contact your nearest Panamanian Consulate or Embassy for current requirements relating to the pet relocation into their country.