Republic of the Congo Pet Passport & Import Regulations
The Republic of the Congo does not quarantine cats and dogs that meet the following requirements. All requirements also apply to service and emotional support animals.
Your dog or cat should be microchipped with a 15 digit ISO compliant pet microchip when entering the Republic of the Congo. If your pet' microchip is not ISO compliant, you can bring your own microchip scanner.
Your pet must be vaccinated for rabies between 30 days and 12 months prior to entering the country.
Rabies Titer Test
A rabies titer test is not required to enter the Republic of the Congo from any country.
A licensed veterinarian will complete a Veterinary Certificate for the Republic of the Congo within 5 days of import. We recommend that a USDA or CFIA licensed veterinarian complete the form and you have it endorsed by the USDA or CFIA if traveling from the United States or Canada. If you are traveling from another country, then the Governing Authority of your country responsible for the import or export of animals should endorse the forms.
An import permit is not required when entering the Republic of the Congo with a personal pet.
Ticks and Tapeworm Treatment
A ticks and tapeworm treatment should be administered by a licensed veterinarian prior to entering the Republic of the Congo and noted on the health certificate. Bring additional treatments with you as these products are not readily available in the Congo.
Entering the Republic of the Congo by Air
Pets must enter the Republic of the Congo via Pointe Noire Airport. Pets can enter in the cabin, as checked baggage or air cargo.
Whenever you travel to a foreign country like the Republic of the Congo, it is always advisable to carry some form of identification indicating ownership of your pet.
All domestic dogs and cats must be free of evidence of disease communicable to humans when examined at the entry airport. If your dog or cat is not in apparent good health, further examination by a licensed veterinarian may be required at your expense.
The Republic of the Congo does not publish a list of banned breeds.
Birds, invertebrates, tropical fish, reptiles, amphibia, mammals such as rodents and rabbits are not subject to requirements of rabies vaccination, but may have to meet other requirements and should have a health certificate to enter the Republic of the Congo. Pet owners are strongly advised to seek further information from the relevant authority of their country and/or that of the country of destination.
If your pet is not a dog, cat or ferret, and especially if it is a turtle or parrot, you should verify that it is not protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). You will need to apply for additional permits if this is the case. Over 180 countries participate and enforce CITES regulations.
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To the best of our ability, we ensure that recommendations given on PetTravel.com reflect the current regulations. We cannot predict how a given country may enforce these regulations. Noncompliance may result in the need to make arrangements to put your pet into quarantine at your expense, return your pet to the country of origin, or euthanize your pet. We suggest that you minimize the disruptions that may occur by following the rules of the country you are visiting.
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