What is the Frequent Travelers Pet Program?
The Frequent Traveler Pet Program is a Mexico government program, not an airline program.
If you travel often in and out of Mexico with your dog or cat, this program will save you from having to get a health certificate each time you travel (within a 6-month period).
This will save you time and money.
However, if you are traveling on an airline that requires a heath certificate, this program will not help you avoid getting a health certificate each time you fly with your pet.
There is a way around this… fly on an airline that does not require a health certificate.
The Frequent Travel Pet Program does NOT apply for those traveling between the United States and Canada to Mexico.
The reason Mexico’s Frequent Traveler Pet Program is no longer an option for those entering from the United States and Canada is that Mexico no longer requires your pet to have a health certificate from a veterinarian.
However, you still need an up-to-date rabies certificate.
Plus a record of all vaccines, parasite prevention and deworming.
Please check with your airline for any additional paperwork they may require.
Where will the Frequent Travels Pet Program work?
An example of this program working is if you travel often between Mexico and Panama or Costa Rica or Argentina or Chile.
Once you enroll in the program, it will save you time at the pet inspection station (the OISA office at the airport).
All the relevant information will already be in the SENASICA system. This saves time from having to enter the data again.
What information do I need to provide to enroll in this program?
- Fill out the application form
- Official identification
- Your E-mail
- Photo of your pet
- Vaccination card that indicates the current rabies vaccine (date of application, product name, laboratory, batch number and validity)
- Recent internal and external deworming (no more than 15 days) (indicate application date, product name, active ingredient and batch)
- Recent Health Certificate, with no more than 5 days of having been issued
- Microchip implantation is suggested as a method of identifying the pet
Once your pet is enrolled, it will have an Entry Record in the SENASICA system. This Entry Record will be emailed to you.
What happens at the airport after enrolling in the Frequent Travelers Pet Program?
Your dog or cat will still have a brief inspection at the OISA office.
You will have to show up-to-date documentation on de-worming and vaccinations.
How to get the application for the Frequent Travelers Pet Program
In order to get an application, you need to call or email their office and ask for an application.
Telephone 59051000 ext. 51146
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As always… Safe Travels!
Hello and thank you for your time. We are preparing for a road trip into Mexico and will be bringing our pet dog.
aside from full health inspection/documuments
what will we need at the border? Do we just attempt to drive through with dog? Certain gate of entry to use? Bigger port or smaller port?
Hola David! You did not say which country you are driving from to go into Mexico. If you are driving from the United States and crossing the border into Mexico you will not need to get a health certificate. If you are driving and crossing the border from Guatemala or Belize you will need a health certificate from the country you are coming from. May I suggest you read my other posts which go into more detail on driving from the United States into Mexico. These two posts will tell you about driving across the border with dogs and what… Read more »
Please help me. I want to get my pet from Mexico City to USA. Cannot find air travel company. Have checked IPATA link. No luck. She is 7mos has all her vaccinations and health certificate. She is 22 lbs and I have travel crate. We leave Mexico on Dec 20.
Hola Cindy… Since you did not give any details about your situation, I am going to assume you are flying out of Mexico on Dec 20th with an airline that does not take dogs in the cargo area.
In any case, you are better off paying for an airline ticket on Aeroméxico for either you or a friend to fly with your dog in cargo. It will be cheaper than any transport company (if you can even find one).
Feel free to write back if this suggestion will not work. I’ll need more details. =8-)
Has any one registered here ? Can you tell me any more about it? We are travelling to Mexico with our small dog in Jan …and don’t want to run into something I’m not aware of. He has all his needles tests etc and is healthy.I plan on carrying this info with me . We have been to Mexico many times ,but never flown with our dog ? Don’t want ant problems.
Hi Kelly… thank you for the question. I suggest you go to my post about bringing dogs to Mexico. https://www.travelingwith2dogs.com/traveling-with-dogs-to-mexico-the-facts. I outline exactly what the Mexico government requires and what the airlines require, plus a timeline for getting everything ready. If you follow the steps I outline you will not have any problems flying into Mexico. This post “Frequent Traveler Program” is for those travelers who hop back-and-forth between the US/Canada and Mexico often with their pet (within a 6 month window). Once you and your dog are registered as a “Frequent Traveler” with SAGARPA, you do not need to… Read more »
Do you know if you still need the health certificate for the airlines if the pet is registered in the frequent traveler program?
The airlines still require health certificates for all pets. They also require a rabies certificate. Some airlines want the rabies certificate to be less than a year old (even if the rabies vaccine is good for 3 years). Hope this is helpful.