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Taking domestic animals (cats and dogs) to Argentina


The Consulate does not grant permits to take domestic animals to Argentina. The owner should make arrangements to coordinate the boarding directly with the airline. In order to avoid quarantine on arrival, an animal health certificate and a rabies vaccine record are required. Both certificates must be provided by a veterinarian registered and certified by the US Department of Agriculture, Animal, and Plant Health Inspection Division, Veterinary Services (VS).
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The animal health certificate should be in or translated to Spanish, have applied the Apostille of The Hague, and it must include:

  1. Information about the owner: name, address
  2. Information about the animal: breed, sex, date of birth, coat, size, and particular marks
  3. Country of origin, destination, and transit (if applicable)
  4. The certificate must guarantee that the animal has been examined within the 10 days prior to departure, and that it does not show signs of any disease.

The rabies vaccine certificate is required for cats and dogs older than 3 months. In animals being vaccinated for the first time, the vaccine should be applied at least 30 days prior to arrival date. The certificate must have been issued less than one year prior to the arrival date.

The Consulate DOES NOT legalize these documents. They must be presented to the airline.

For animals fulfilling the previous requirements, quarantine will not be necessary. In case of suspicion of contagious or high risk diseases, Senasa staff will take the necessary measures to ensure their isolation and/or corresponding quarantine.
For information on other domestic animals species, please contact SENASA at (54-11) 4345-4112/4110.


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