Pet Travel to Puerto Rico

Cats and dogs traveling between the Continental United States and Puerto Rico are required to have the following upon arrival:

  • A veterinary health certificate stating that the animals do not originate in an area quarantined for rabies.
  • A certificate of vaccination against rabies within six months prior to travel for pets more than four months of age.
  • Proper identification tags.  A sturdy collar and two identification tags. The tags should include both your permanent address and telephone number, along with an address and telephone number where you can be reached while traveling.

Each animal or bird that comes to Puerto Rico must be accompanied by an official health certificate prepared by an accredited State it shall be valid for 30 days from the date of shipment veterinarian.

The health certificate must contain:

a) The exact description of the animals or birds including an official individual identification ( microchip number ) age, breed, and sex.

b) The date and results of laboratory or other tests, the name of the accredited laboratory or the person who performed the test. c) Date of vaccination and vaccine administered.

d) Name and address of the consignee and / or owner, consignor, origin and destination of animals.

e) A certification that the animals are free of symptoms or infectious, contagious or have been exposed to these diseases.

f) And any other certificate required for a specific species of animal