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Old 27-04-2014, 07:30   #1
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Bringing dogs into Panama

Does anyone have experience clearing into panama with a dog? We were thinking of spending the hurricane season on the Caribbean side of Panama, but not sure this would work with a dog. Noonsite is a tad vague: "Dogs need health and anti-rabies certificates and are not allowed to land. All other animals need health certificates. In practice, the procedure is quite relaxed."

So has anyone brought their dog into panama?
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Old 27-04-2014, 13:40   #2
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Need health certificate, be sure to get it certified by the closest Panamanian embassy before leaving the US.

Have your application for "Home Quarantine" (40 days, $130 cost) ready. Been a while, but the vet in Bocas was pretty laid back about the whole thing. Remember, there is a good possibility of making landfall in another country prior to Panama. Check there regs as well. Traveling with pets anywhere makes the whole entry procedure much more complicated.
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Old 27-04-2014, 14:02   #3
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Bringing dogs into Panama

Thank you for your input. Yes we have all the info, vet stuff, health certificate, needed forms etc, for our planned trip, for Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala, just a bit confused about Panama. We are leaving the US in a few weeks, wending our way south gradually, prob wouldnt be in panama for several months. Does panama require the health certificate to be certified by the dogs country of origin ( even if we would be arriving months after the application?) or from the most recent country prior to arriving in panama?

What a morass! We aren't even definite about Panama.. Just contemplating. I could call the panama consulate but that hasn't always worked out well with other countries. frequently the American based consulates haven't a clue re cruising sailboats with their lengthy time frames, they are more used to people flying .

Dogs do make it tricky, so far we have only gone to doggie friendly countries. Evidently panama may not be one of those!
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Re: Bringing dogs into Panama

In advance is no problem... best to get Panama Cert. before leaving US. While this site is geared toward air travel, the forms and requirements are the same. Porting in in Bocas, or San Blas is actually much easier than dealing with the officials at Tucomon airport.

Good luck and enjoy your trip.
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Bringing dogs into Panama

Thank you! Wow I love this forum. Another question, the "home quarantine". Does this mean that Benny couldn't get off the boat for that time period. I could handle a home quarantine (lay around, eat, sleep, read, pick up a new hobby) but Benny is a party dog, and likes to go out and meet people.
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Technically Benny is grounded... Reality will depend on your local official. You can ask, some are reasonable, some are not.
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I arrived in Panama City April 30. No boarding, nothing. Did all my checkin at Flamenco. They cared not one wit that I have a dog aboard.
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Thanks Capt and Scott. I always try to have my paperwork in order, be pleasant and respectful,look neat, but sometimes it just comes down to luck! (Sounds like life )

Well I'll stay flexible.....
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