Bringing Your Pet to Puerto Vallarta

If you are moving to Puerto Vallarta full time or purchasing a second home in Mexico and are a pet owner, you will, of course, want to bring your furry pal along with you on your adventure. And so you should, as Puerto Vallarta is an extremely pet-friendly city. But it’s important to keep abreast of changes in the laws regarding bringing pets into Mexico to ensure that you don’t have any issues when you travel. Here are a few recent changes and things to keep in mind.

  • When arriving to the Puerto Vallarta airport with your pet, your first stop will be the Mexican Agricultural Office, known as
  • At SAGARPA, you will need to present:
  • A current and valid Certificate of Health for your pet
  • Proof of a rabies vaccination
  • Proof that your pet is free from external parasites and has been treated for parasite prevention within the last 6 months (this must be included with the name of the specific product used in the Health Certificate)

But what happens if you arrive and you believe all the documentation to bring your pet into Mexico is in order, but something is missing? Not to worry. SAGARPA can help you located a vet that will travel to the airport to examine your pet and issue a valid Health Certificate. However, after travelling you will be eager to get to your Puerto Vallarta home, so having your pet’s documents in order before you arrive will get you out of the airport and on your way in the fastest time.

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