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Costa Rica (CR)

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Importing country requirements

It is the exporter's responsibility to ensure that the animal meets the importing country requirements.

An import permit is required.

A guidance document for the importation of dogs and cats into Costa Rica from Australia is available on the National Animal Health Service Costa Rica (SENASA) website.

As the importing country requirements may change without advice to the Department you should check the importing country's documentation carefully at the time of preparation for export.

Where an importing country issues an import permit, the exporter must ensure the animal meets any requirements in the permit.

Health requirements

As required by the importing country.

The International Veterinary Certificate must be in Spanish, otherwise it must be accompanied by an original official translation to Spanish certified by the Competent Authority.

Other requirements

Transport requirements

The importing country may have specific transport requirements and you should check this.

Return to Australia

If your animal is returning to Australia, you should make yourself familiar with the Department’s requirements for importing live animals into Australia. This is important as your animal may have been exposed to diseases that do not occur in Australia.

Basis for Micor entry

Based on importing country website and information. Entry last reviewed 26 May 2021.

Latest updates

Last updated: 31/03/2023 12:41 AMCreated: 15/01/2015 12:44 PM