Bringing animals to Canada: Importing and travelling with pets
COVID-19 – Global travel advisory
Effective December 15, 2021: Avoid non-essential travel outside Canada, regardless of your vaccination status.
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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.
- Information for individuals thinking of buying or adopting a dog, dog breeders and rescue organizations
Find out what you need before you travel with your pet or import an animal.
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