Dogs and cats require an official veterinary health and vaccination certificate. However, pets less than three months of age do not require a rabies vaccination certificate.

Delivering airline must telex preferably 24 hours prior to arrival, but at least prior to departure of the flight, to the station manager at point of transit/disembarkation giving him notice of pets on board (incl. details regarding nature of animal, quantity, final destination and reason for transportation) in order to ensure attendance of veterinary surgeon at arrival airport. This procedure applies to pets destined Buenos Aires and in transit Buenos Aires.

Pets transiting on the same aircraft or connecting with other flight at same airport are exempt. Non-compliance with above regulations may delay clearance of the pet.

Restrictions: All animals (incl. cats and dogs) coming from Africa or Asia (except Japan) must obtain prior telex authorization from quarantine department (Senasa) in Argentina. Psittacine birds must be accompanied by an official Health Certificate stating fowl plague and psittacosis have not been diagnosed.

Note: a special procedure must be completed when exporting pets from Argentina. Please contact SENASA ( for further information.

General Information

Argentina is a country in South America, constituted as a federation of 23 provinces and an autonomous city, Buenos Aires.

It is the second largest country in South America and eighth in the world by land area and the largest among Spanish-speaking nations, though Mexico, Colombia and Spain are more populous.

The continental area is 2,766,890 km2 (1,068,302 sq mi), between the Andes mountain range in the west and the southern Atlantic Ocean in the east and south. Argentina borders Paraguay and Bolivia to the north, Brazil and Uruguay to the northeast, and Chile to the west and south. Argentina claims the Falkland Islands and South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands which are controlled by the United Kingdom.

Argentina is about 3,900 km (2,500 mi) long from north to south, and 1,400 km (870 mi) from east to west (maximum values). It can roughly be divided into four parts: the fertile plains of the Pampas in the center of the country, the source of Argentina's agricultural wealth; the flat to rolling, oil-rich plateau of Patagonia in the southern half down to Tierra del Fuego; the subtropical flats of the Gran Chaco in the north, and the rugged Andes mountain range along the western border with Chile.

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