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Pet Transportation to Belize

Embarking on a Central American adventure and riding off into the sunsets of Belize is an enticing dream. Yet, for pet owners, one crucial aspect of this journey is understanding how the process of importing pets into the country is handled. In this guide, we’ll shed light on the essential steps and regulations you need to know to ensure a smooth and stress-free pet transportation for both you and your beloved four-legged travel companion.

Belize Import Requirements

Traveling with your pets to Belize isn’t as hard as you might think. With a few steps your furry one will be ready for travel in no time.

All pets require an export health exam and completion of a Belize international health certificate. This health certificate is only valid for 5 days and does not need to be endorsed by the USDA.

An Import Permit is also required for all pets entering Belize, whether in cabin or as manifested or excess cargo. This must be obtained PRIOR to entry into the country.

Requirements for Dogs:
  • Rabies Vaccination must be OVER 30 days and LESS than 1 year.
  • DHLP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Lepto, Parvo) must be current.
  • Endo & Ecto treatments must be given within 15 days of travel.
Requirements for Cats:
  • Rabies Vaccination must be OVER 30 days and LESS than 1 year.
  • FVRCP (Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia and Feline Leukemia) must be current.
  • Endo & Ecto treatments must be given within 15 days of travel.

For puppies or kittens under 3 months old, a rabies vaccination is not required but pets must meet airline age requirement of 10 weeks in order to travel internationally.

Let Us Help You

With over 20 years of experience in Central America, our team is well-versed on entry requirements and ready to hold your hand and walk you through every step to ensure your furry ones have a safe trip to their new home in Belize.

Here’s a story from one of our previous clients:

World Pet Travel recently helped my husband and I move our two boys to Ambergris Caye, Belize. Groot is a 14mth old Dogo Argentino, and Boomer is a 2.5 yr old Golden Retriever. Our move was very stressful for me due to the logistics and quick timeframe to move our baby boys. Angela and her team at World Pet Travel were amazing. Angela grabbed my hand, via emails and phone calls, and walked me through the entire process step by step. We could not have accomplished this without Angela and the entire team. We have very large boys and Groot had to have a cargo kennel built for his journey. With each step of the process, we felt Angela and her team were thoughtful, caring, knowledgeable, and felt the pain and anxiety I felt when the boys actually left my home. I would highly recommend using this service to anyone trying to move their beloved family members to their new home. Moving out the country is stressful enough, having World Pet Travel assisting us with our boys greatly reduced my stress. We could not have done this move without Angela and her team. Our boys arrived safely and in excellent health and I know this due to the love and care World Pet Travel provides. Thank you to everyone who helped us, we are so very grateful.

Leslie & Joe


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