While the Brazilian government does allow visitors to bring their pets with them when they tour Brazil, there are certain rules that need to be followed.
Brazil does not require that your pet have a microchip, but for security purposes it is recommended. Before you leave, have your vet implant a microchip in your dog or cat that includes your contact information. This will make it easier to identify your pet should it become separated from you during your visit.
Before your pet will be allowed through Brazilian customs, you must be able to provide proof that it has been vaccinated against rabies at least 21 days and no more than 12 months prior to the date of entry. If you are visiting Brazil from a rabies-free country, however, rabies immunization is not required but is recommended.
Visit a Brazilian Vet
If you and your pet are staying in Brazil longer than 10 days, you must have a veterinarian complete the Health Certificate for Brazil, which you must bring with you from the US or Canada. If you are visiting Brazil from another country, the Governmental Authority of your home country that is responsible for the import and export of animals needs to endorse your pet’s forms.
Ticks and Tapeworm
Before your pet is allowed into Brazil, you must be able to prove that it has been treated against internal and external parasites within 15 days of its date of entry.
Before traveling to Brazil, it’s recommended that you get the required documentation for bringing your pet to the country endorsed at the Brazilian embassy in your home city.
Brazil doesn’t have animal quarantine facilities, so if you don’t have the proper paperwork your pet will be returned to your country of origin.