Flying your Pet to Puerto Vallarta New Airline Update

U. S. CONSULAR AGENCY PUERTO VALLARTA PETS IN AIRPLANES POLICY UPDATE

All of us from RivieraNayaritFun and the allSanPancho team in Mexico hope that this information helps you
with flying with your pets, as our pets are so very important to all of us.  They are  part of our family!

We will do our best to help you stay informed. Hope to see you in San Pancho Mexico on the Beautiful Riviera Nayarit soon!

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This information was received  from the United States Consular Agency. The publication has been reproduced here verbatim to help you discover what you need to do for flying with pets to Mexico.
The General Direction of Agriculture (SAGARPA) has regulated the importation domestic pets [cats and dogs] into Mexico. This Mexican institution has required Mexican Customs to collect a `clean bill of health’ for every pet upon entering the country. To comply with this requirement one of the following may be submitted…

Get a Good Health Certificate from Vet
A recent [within 30 days] certificate of good health issued by a registered US veterinarian [DMV].  For flying with pets to Mexico, this letter must be in the veterinarian’s office letterhead with his or her address, phone number, National Accreditation number, License Number and State of practice. The body of the letter must certified that he or she has inspected the animal and that it appears to be in good health and free of any contagious diseases. The letter should also contain the following information–name of pet, species, breed, age, sex, color and size. It must also mention last date of parasite treatment, viral and rabies vaccinations.

US APHIS Form 7001 http://www.aphis.usda.gov/library/forms/pdf/APHIS7001.pdf. For the APHIS office closest to you visit–http://www.aphis.usda.gov…lth/area_offices/. This form must be completely filled out with your address in the US, the address the pet is going to in Mexico, a certification by a registered veterinarian and an official seal by a USDA Veterinary Services Office. Please note APHIS 7001 forms without the USDA/APHIS/VS seal and veterinarian certification WILL NOT be accepted anymore. T he form is only valid within 30 days of being sealed. Please note that failure to present any of these documents will result in the pet being held up in customs until a registered veterinarian can be called. In addition to paying the Veterinarian’s fee for an airport inspection a wait of several hours can be expected, especially during weekends and holidays.

Flying with your pets you need a recent [within 30 days] certificate of good health issued by a registered Mexican veterinarian [MVZ]. This letter must be in the veterinarian’s office letterhead and mention his or her address and phone number as well as his “Cedula Professional” number. The body of the letter must certified that he or she has inspected the animal and that it appears to be in good health and free of any contagious diseases. The letter should also contain the following information—name of pet, species, breed, age, sex, color and size. It must also mention last date of parasite treatment, viral and rabies vaccinations. Visit the yellow pages website for a list of veterinarians in Puerto Vallarta—
http://www.seccionamarilla.com.mx/Resultados/veterinarias/jalisco/puerto-vallarta.
We had requested further clarification of the last paragraph and were told the following..

The last paragraph is what would happen if somebody came in without either APHIS form or letter from US vet. A Mexican vet would have to be called into the airport to perform an on-site health assessment. It also applies in the case of a brief visit back (within 3 weeks) and forth from Mexico to the US. The passenger can just get a couple of letters from their local vet and use them to get out and back into Mexico.

Flying with your pets is a few more hoops to jump through, but well worth it,  as these new laws will help prevent disease and other issues of the pet population here in Mexico. Many Blessings for your journey!

We thank Dan C. Rios of the United States Consular Agency for providing this information. If you require more information you can contact the consulate via email at pv.consularassist3@prodigy.net.mx.

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