CDC Approved Animal Care Facilities

CDC is extending its temporary suspension of dog importation from high-risk dog rabies countries until July 31, 2024. This suspension includes dogs arriving from countries without high risk of rabies if the dogs have been in a high-risk country in the past 6 months. Learn about the current rules: What Your Dog Needs to Enter the United States

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 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.