Canadian International Health Certificate for Travelling Pets
Before you leave Canada, contact the embassy of your destination country about its requirements for importing animals.
The Canadian International Health Certificate may be used to accompany pet dogs and cats to other countries. This certificate must be printed on legal paper (8.5" X 14"). No other format will be accepted.
- Bilingual - Canadian International Health Certificate - PDF (238 kb)
- Trilingual - Canadian International Health Certificate - PDF (254 kb)
If your destination country accepts this document, have it completed by a veterinarian in Canada and endorsed by an official government veterinarian. There is a fee for this service.
You do not need a Canadian International Health Certificate if you are travelling to countries providing their own health certificates or to countries or zones that have negotiated specific veterinary health certificates with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).
For further information, please contact the CFIA Office for your province.
Exporting other animals and pets from Canada
To learn more about the specific requirements for exporting other animals, such as ferrets, horses, rodents, fish and birds from Canada, visit the CFIA’s Terrestrial Animal Health – Exports page.
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