Swaziland Pet Passport & Import Regulations
Swaziland does not quarantine cats and dogs that meet the following requirements. All requirements also apply to service and emotional support animals.
Swaziland does not require that your pet be identified with a pet microchip, but it is recommended that you microchip your pet and register your contact information prior to traveling as a means of identification should your pet be lost or separated from you.
If your pet does not have a registered microchip, make sure your pets are wearing tags that identify them and have contact information for the owner.
Your pet must be vaccinated for rabies between 30 days and 12 months prior to entering the country. All other feline and canine vaccinations should be administered between 30 days and 12 months of arrival.
A Veterinary Health Certificate for Swaziland must be completed by a licensed veterinarian in your originating country within 10 days of arrival. Although it is not required, we recommend that a USDA or CFIA-accredited 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 to Swaziland from another country, the Governing Authority of your country responsible for the import and export of animals should endorse the forms.
Swaziland requires an application for import for entry with the Director of Animal Health unless your dog or cat is entering from the following SADC member nations: Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe.
Visitors should apply well ahead of their visit for a permit to bring their pet into Swaziland. An agent can facilitate the application process. Following receipt of the completed Import Application form, a Veterinary Import Permit will be issued and sent directly to you.The permit is good for 6 months from date of issuance.
Ticks and Tapeworm Treatment
A ticks and tapeworm treatment is not required prior to entering Swaziland but is recommended due to availability of these products in the country.
Entering Swaziland by Air
Pets must enter Swaziland via King Mswati III International Airport. Pets can enter in the cabin, as checked baggage or air cargo.
Upon arrival in Swaziland you will present the documents and the veterinary officer stationed at the entrance port will stamp them.
Whenever you travel to a foreign country like Swaziland, 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.
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 Swaziland. 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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