Owners are fellow Expats living in Costa Rica since 2000

Moving to or leaving Costa Rica (SJO/LIR)?


World Pet Travel has transported loved ones, including their own into and out of Costa Rica

Over 20 years we have maintained 100% success completing 1000’s of moves.

For more information on a safe relocation for your furry family members, give us a call!

In Costa Rica 506-4000-1689 In the USA 1-855-OUR-PET-2


Services offered in Costa Rica

  • Door to door transportation-Domestic and International
  • Document assistance as needed
  • Health certificates/USDA endorsement as needed
  • Acceptable flight kennels
  • Personalized kennel labeling-Emergency contact instructions
  • Customs clearance as needed
  • Delivery to residence
  • Local transportation for pet(s)
  • Travel consultation for all moves
  • Flight reservations and bookings

You will be notified of your pet’s travel plans with a full itinerary (just like you get for your travel) with updates at every point in their journey.

Pet friendly, trained, experienced staff and drivers to assist in every step of the process.

If you are interested in our personal journey and WHY we are in Costa Rica, please read ABOUT US. 

Our office is in Cuidad Colon, San Jose only 10km from SJO airport.

Please notice, as of August 2017:


Import requirements for DOGS moving to Costa Rica:

Rabies MUST be over 30 days less than 3 years.

DHLP-(Distemper / Hepatitis / Leptospirosis / Parvo-virus) MUST be current.

Ecto and Endo worming treatment must be given 15 days or less of transport.

Import requirements for CATS moving to Costa Rica:


Rabies MUST over 30 days less than 3 years.

FVRCP (Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia and Feline Leukemia) must be current.

Feline Leukemia (Must be current)

Ecto and Endo worming treatment must be given within 15 days or less of transport.

Some Things Never Change:

International Health Certificate, must be endorsed by the governing agency of your country at the federal level.

If owner and pet are on the same airline, but the pet is checked in at a cargo terminal/office, pet MUST have an import permit.

An import permit must be acquired by a properly licensed broker. An owner cannot apply for this permit directly with the Senasa! World Pet Travel can provide this service/permit with sufficient advance notice. 

Puppies and kittens under 3 months old are not required to have a rabies vaccine or the other vaccines listed above.

For the requirements for moving a bird to Costa Rica, contact one of our pet travel specialists.

Please do NOT attempt to bring a bird into Costa Rica without required blood tests and permits. There is a 30-day quarantine upon arrival into CR for birds only.



Call us at 1.855.OUR.PET.2

Discover why World Pet Travel is the most trusted name in worry-free pet relocation since 1998.


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