For Passengers Traveling with Dogs to the United States
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a notice to temporarily suspend the entry of dogs from countries and areas that CDC considers high risk for rabies, and dogs that have been in countries and areas at high risk for rabies in the past 6 months on passenger and cargo flights arriving in the United States on or after July 14, 2021.
For a list of countries and areas classified as at high risk of rabies, see the CDC website, High-Risk Countries for Dog Rabies.
Dogs from countries and areas classified as at high risk for rabies and dogs that have been in countries and areas at high risk for rabies in the past 6 months may apply to the CDC at least 30 business days before entering the United States in certain circumstances.
For more information, see the CDC website, How to Apply for a CDC Dog Import Permit.
Please note that you will not receive approval from the CDC upon arrival in the United States, and the dogs that arrive from countries and areas where rabies is considered to be at high risk without prior CDC approval will be denied entry and returned to the country of departure at your own expense.