Uganda Pet Passport & Import Regulations
Uganda does not quarantine cats and dogs that meet the following requirements. All requirements also apply to service and emotional support animals.
It is strongly recommended that your pet be identified with a pet microchip and you register your contact information prior to traveling as a means of identification should your pet be lost or separated from you.
Your pet must be vaccinated for rabies between 30 days and 12 months prior to entering the country. If your pet is a puppy or kitten, see step below.
Dogs should be vaccinated against Canine Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Leptospirosos, Coronavirus, Adenovirus Parvo-virus, Rotavirus, Adenovirus Type 2 and Bordetella. Cats must be vaccinated against Feline Entritis, Feline Distemper, Feline Herpes and Feline Calicvirus.
A licensed veterinarian will complete a Health Certificate for Uganda not more than 6 days prior to entering the country.
A letter from a licensed veterinarian stating that there have been no cases of rabies in your area for the past 6 months is required.
An import permit is not required when entering Uganda with a personal pet dog or cat. Pets entering Uganda as unaccompanied air cargo should have an import permit. The permit is generally valid for 1 month, but can be valid for up to 3 months on a case by case determination.
Ticks and Tapeworm Treatment
A ticks and tapeworm treatment is not required prior to entering Uganda but is strongly recommended due to availability of these products in the country. Dogs and cats must be free of all internal and external parasites.
Entering Uganda by Air
Entebbe International Airport is the approved entry to Uganda. Owners should take special care not to expose their pets to other animals if transiting. Pets can enter in the cabin, as checked baggage or air cargo.
Whenever you travel to a foreign country like Uganda, 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.
Puppies and Kittens
Puppies and kittens less than 3 months of age can be imported under their Mother's vaccination papers proving current rabies vaccination when giving birth.
Uganda 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 Uganda. 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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