CDC Approved Animal Care Facilities

CDC’s temporary suspension for dogs imported from high-risk countries for rabies has been extended through July 31, 2023.

All current requirements will remain in place.

Beginning March 1, 2023, all foreign-vaccinated dogs entering the United States from rabies high-risk countries must have a valid CDC Rabies Vaccination and Microchip Record [PDF - 1 page] in addition to either a CDC Dog Import Permit or a reservation at a CDC-approved animal care facility. CDC will NOT accept foreign-issued pet passports or any other certificates for foreign rabies vaccinations.

Dogs arriving from a high-risk country for rabies without a US-issued rabies vaccination certificate or CDC Dog Import Permit issued before arrival may only have their dogs enter the United States through a port of entry with a CDC-approved animal care facility.

Contact the facility in advance to make a reservation for the required exam and revaccination for rabies. If you can’t get rabies serology titer results before arrival in the United States, you must also make a reservation for a 28-day quarantine after revaccination.

Your dog must arrive at the airport associated with the facility where you have made a reservation. More facilities may be added during the suspension.

Dogs arriving without a reservation will be denied entry and returned to the country of departure at the importer’s (owner’s) expense.