Bringing animals to Canada: Importing and travelling with pets
COVID-19 travel restrictions for adopting or rescuing animals
Travel for the purpose of adopting or rescuing animals is considered non-essential at this time and must be postponed until travel restrictions are lifted. Learn more about travel restrictions and animals and COVID-19.
If you are travelling with a pet or planning to import an animal to Canada, you will need the right paperwork at the border to meet Canada's import requirements. If you don't, you risk experiencing delays at the border and your animal may not be allowed into Canada.
Canada has specific import requirements in place to avoid introducing animal diseases to protect its people, plants and animals.
Find out what you need before you travel with your pet or import an animal.
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