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4gvn
8/4/2022 09:21 EST

I am trying to find information about bringing pets through Costa Rica and was wondering how to search the forum posts to see if that question has already been answered. However I don't see a search button on the site. Can someone please direct me ? Thanks in advance!
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kitesurfr
8/4/2022 11:49 EST

Hello, I am living in Playa Hermosa, Puntarenas. I have been here for a few months now and have researched this extensively since I am bringing down my 3 dogs and 3 cats..

The answer largely depends on where you are bringing the pets from..

Check out the pet passport website and understand the rules are different from country to country due to rabies, etc.

The pet passport people have assisted me in the past and worth every penny you pay them to help you. From the USA it was pretty simple to ship my pets to Turks and Caicos.

Not so simple now to get my pets from Turks and Caicos to Costa Rica.

Turns out the cheapest solution and safest for the pets is to hire a private plane.

Private planes can fly direct to your desired location.

If country hopping you will have way way more complications. In my situation, direct from TCI to CR is way cheaper than routing them through the USA to clear customs there, etc.

Private PLANE is the way to go if it is more than one pet. One pet and USA, check out pet passport website!

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4gvn
8/4/2022 10:37 EST

Ideally I can just show my approved health certificated required by Panama to the Costa Rican authorities and pass on thru, but I have not yet been able to determine the likely outcome of that assumption.

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4gvn
8/4/2022 10:26 EST

Thanks Kelly. I will check it out. I'm actually heading thru Costa Rica but flying into San Jose and driving the rest to my final destination in Panama.

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