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The following information describes the process  for getting an animal import permit for Belize.  Although it is best to arrange for this ahead of time we have always succeeded in  getting the permit at the border for a $50 fee.  It still requires an application be filled out on the spot and the permit needs to be faxed from BAHA, so do arrive during business hours if you haven't pre-arranged this!

Thanks to T P  Brown of our Yahoo! group 99DaystoPanama for providing this.

This info is from
http://www.baha.bz/


CATS AND DOGS

1. What should I do if I need to bring my cat or dog into Belize?

2. Where can I obtain a copy of the Application Form?

3. Is there a fee for the application process?

4. How can this money be paid to the BAHA?

5. Do payments need to be made in Belize Dollars?


  1. Valid import permit from BAHA. Applications can be submitted at any BAHA office. Where the permit and conditions are faxed outside Belize, which is payable upon entry - this permit bears a stamp stating 'pay upon entry".

  2. Meet conditions of importation that accompany import permit.

    (A) must have a recent veterinary certificate of health (14 days)
    (B) must have a valid rabies certificate: not less than one month or more than one year prior to the date of importation into Belize. This certificate can be included in the veterinary certificate.
    (C) Other conditions as specified.

  3. Dogs and cats which do not meet rabies requirements (as less than three months of age) are to be confined at home until they reach three months of age, at which time the animal must be vaccinated against rabies and confined for an additional 30days.

  4. A BAHA veterinary officer or quarantine officer may inspect animals placed in confinement to verify confinement and rabies vaccination. This cost is to be borne by importer.

  5. Dogs and cats arriving at a port of entry into Belize without a valid permit. In addition, any dog or cat without a valid rabies vaccination will be placed in confinement until its rabies vaccination is valid (any cost associated with this is to be borne by the importer.)

  6. Quarantine inspection at the port of entry is required for all dogs and cats. Dogs and cats coming from countries considered of risk (for example, there is the risk of screwworm in dogs and cats coming from South America) will need to undergo veterinary inspection at the port of entry. There is an additional fee for veterinary inspection.


Contact information:
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MANAGING DIRECTOR

Nerie T. Sanz M.Sc.
Managing Director
Belize Agricultural Health Authority
Corner of Hummingbird Highway and Forest Drive, P. O. Box 169,
Belmopan, Belize, Central America

Tel: 501-822-0197; 501-822-0818/1378
Tel: 501-822-0271
E-mail: baha@btl.net
Website:  www.baha.bz

QUARANTINE DEPARTMENT

Margarito Garcia
Director of Quarantine
Belize Agricultural Health Authority
Central Farm, Cayo District, Belize, C.A.

Tel: 501-824-4899; 501-824-4872
Fax: 501-824-3773; 501-824-4889
E-mail: quarantine@baha.bz or baha@btl.net,
Website: www.baha.bz

PLANT HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Francisco Gutierrez M.Sc.
Director of Plant Health
Belize Agricultural Health Authority
Central Farm, Cayo District, Belize, C.A.

Tel: 501-824-4899; 501-824-4872
Fax: 501-824-3773; 501-824-4889
E-mail: baha@btl.net or planthealth@baha.bz
Website: www.baha.bz

FOOD SAFETY DEPARTMENT

Michael W. De Shield B.VSc.  M.Sc.
Director of Food Safety
Belize Agricultural Health Authority
P. O. Box 181
St. Joseph Street, Belize City, Belize, C.A.

Tel: 501-224-4794
Fax: 501-224-5230
E-mail: foodsafety@btl.net  or vdrcu@baha.bz
Website: www.baha.bz

ANIMAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Victor Gongora D.V.M.  M.Sc.
Director of Animal Health
Belize Agricultural Health Authority
Central Farm, Cayo District, Belize, C.A.

Tel: 501-824-4899; 501-824-4872
Fax: 501-824-3773; 501-824-4889
E-mail: animalhealth@baha.bz or      baha@btl.net
Website: www.baha.bz

SANITARY AND PHYTOSANITARY ENQUIRY POINT

Delilah A. Cabb B.Sc. M.Sc.
Coordinator
Sanitary and Phytosanitary Enquiry Point
Belize Agricultural Health Authority
Central Farm, Cayo District, Belize, C.A.

Tel: 501-824-4899; 501-824-4872
Fax: 501-824-3773; 501-824-4889
E-mail: bahasps@yahoo.co.uk, or bahasps@btl.net
Website: www.baha.bz

VETERINARY DRUGS REGISTRATION AND CONTROL UNIT

Miguel Figueroa D.V.M.
Veterinary Drugs Registrar
Veterinary Drugs Registration and Control Unit, P. O. Box 181,
St. Joseph Street, Belize City, Belize, C.A.

Tel: 501-224-4794
Fax: 501-224-5230
E-mail: mikfigbz@yahoo.com, foodsafety@btl.net  or      baha@btl.net
Website: www.baha.bz

MEDFLY SURVEILLANCE AND PINK HIBISCUS MEALY BUG (PHMB) CONTROL PROGRAMMES

Hernan Zetina
Coordinator
Medfly Surveillance and PHMB Control Programmes, Plant Health Department
Belize Agricultural Health Authority
Agricultural Show Grounds, P. O. Box 169,
Belmopan, Belize, Central America

Tel: 501-822-3753
Fax: 501-822-3753
E-mail: ernzetina69@hotmail.com, or baha@btl.net
Website:  www.baha.bz

ACCOUNTS DEPARTMENT

Crispin Blanco B.Sc.  ACCA
Director
Finance Department
Belize Agricultural Health Authority
Corner of Hummingbird Highway and Forest Drive, P. O. Box 169,
Belmopan, Belize, Central America

Tel: 501-822-0197; 501-822-0818/1378
Tel: 501-822-0271
E-mail: baha@btl.net
Website:  www.baha.bz

HUMAN RESOURCES

Florence Phillips MBA
Director
Human Resources
Belize Agricultural Health Authority
Corner of Hummingbird Highway and Forest Drive, P. O. Box 169,
Belmopan, Belize, Central America

Tel: 501-822-0197; 501-822-0818/1378
Tel: 501-822-0271
E-mail: hrd@baha.bz or baha@btl.net
Website:  www.baha.bz