URUGUAY

Pets

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE IMPORTATION OF DOMESTIC DOGS AND CATS FROM THE UNITED STATES:

These requirements apply to animals traveling with a passenger or animals traveling by cargo.

The animal must be accompanied by a USDA endorsed health certificate and proof of rabies vaccination and Praziquantel treatment (the Praziquantel treatment is for dogs only). It must include the name and address of the owner and the breed, sex, birth date, size (ie: small, medium or large) and any particular markings of the animal.

The health certificate must also indicate the country of origin and destination.

Rabies vaccination is required for all dogs and cats over three months of age. It must be given more than thirty (30) days and less than one (1) year before the arrival date in the country of destination. This vaccination must be listed on the health certificate and a copy of the Rabies certificate included.

All dogs entering Uruguay must be treated for the tapeworm Echinococcus granulosus with Praziquantel, at 50 mg per 10 kg of live weight. It must be given more than seventy- two (72) hours and less than thirty (30) days before the arrival date in the country of destination. This treatment must be listed on the health certificate.

The health certificate must state that the animal was examined within ten days of departure and present no clinical signs of diseases associated with that species.

The Government of Uruguay has additional requirements for countries that are affected with African horse sickness or Rift Valley fever. Please inquire regarding this if your animal is traveling to Uruguay from a country other than the United States.

General Information

Uruguay is a country located in the southeastern part of South America. It is home to 3.46 million people, of whom 1.7 million live in the capital Montevideo and its metropolitan area. An estimated 94.6% of the population are of mostly European descent.

Uruguay's only land border is with Brazil to the north. To the west lies the Uruguay River, to the southwest lies the estuary of Río de la Plata, with Argentina only a short commute across the banks of either of these bodies of water, while to the southeast lies the South Atlantic Ocean. Uruguay is the second smallest country in South America, larger only than Suriname.

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