Beginning July 14 2021, the CDC will not allow dogs who have been in Guatemala to enter the United States.
Guatemala is on the list with 113 other countries that are considered at high risk for dog rabies
List of the 113 high-risk countries on the CDC website.
What is the reason?
The CDC is concerned about dogs entering from countries that have let their rabies vaccine policy lapse due to the pandemic and not enough resources to control dog rabies in their country.
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