Santiago - Post Report Question and Answers

Are qualified veterinarians and/or good kennel services available? Do animals need to be quarantined upon entry to the country? Are there other considerations regarding pets that are particular to this country?

We have no pets. I see vet advertisements all the time, along with pet stores. Many Chileans seem to like to pets and plenty have cats and dogs. - Dec 2020

No; travel with your pet as excess baggage. On American you can do it and on United it can be a touch and go situation. If your dog travels as cargo expect to spend several hours to get your pet from customs. There are vets located everywhere. Do not completely trust what a vet says if they say they have handled international pet shipping paperwork before. You must know your stuff, as I have known people who ended up having problems even though the vet was said to know what was needed. - Feb 2016

Not that we know of. Vets are available and pretty high quality. No Kennels we know of. Need to find a family to exchange dog caring with. - Nov 2014

No quarantine and vets are ample and high quality. If you ship your pet into Chile separate from your own arrival, you will be subjected to a seven-hour pick-up procedure that features bouncing among the cargo company (usually LAN), customs, and SAG, which is their agricultural ministry. - Oct 2014

No. - Apr 2009

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