Pet Passport Tanzania
Regulations for taking a pet dog or cat to Tanzania
Tanzania does not quarantine healthy pets who meet the following requirements:
- Tanzania requires an import permit for commercial (unaccompanied) shipments unless your dog or cat is entering from another SADC member (Angola, Botwsana, Republic of Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia or Zimbabwe). Visitors should apply well ahead of their visit for a permit to bring their pet into Tanzania if it is necessary.
- Your pet must be vaccinated for rabies at least 30 days but not more than 3 years prior to travel. Puppies and kittens should not be vaccinated for rabies before 3 months of age.
- Dogs must also be vaccinated against Leptospirosis, Canine viral hepatitis, Parvovirus infection, Canine distemper.
- Cats must be vaccinated against Feline rhinotracheitis, Feline calicivirus infection and Feline panleucopaenia.
- A licensed veterinarian will complete a Veterinary Certificate for Tanzania no more than 14 days prior to transport for endorsement by the USDA (if traveling from the United States) and CFIA (if traveling from Canada). If you are traveling from anther country, the Governmental Authority from your country responsible for the import and export of animals should endorse the forms.
- A copy of the Rabies Certificate should also be included for endorsement.
- Internal and external parasite treatments must be administered by your veterinarian shortly prior to travel.
Imported animals may enter only at designated ports.
Whenever you travel to a foreign country like Tanzania, it is always advisable to carry some form of identification indicating ownership of your pet.
Unvaccinated puppies and kittens under 3 months of age can enter Tanzania with their mother's rabies documentation.
Failure to comply with these regulations will mean that your pet will be refused entry or returned to the country of origin or placed in quarantine, all at the expense of the person responsible for your pet.
Inspection: All domestic dogs and cats must be free of evidence of disease
communicable to humans when examined at the port of entry to
Tanzania. If your dog or cat is not in apparent good health, further examination by a
licensed veterinarian may be required at your expense.
Other Animals: 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 Tanzania. Pet owners are strongly advised to seek further information from the relevant authority of their country and/or that of the country of destination.
Leaving Tanzania: Your pet will need an export
permit when leaving Tanzania.
Veterinary Certificate: All countries have unique veterinary certificates. This form may differ from the veterinary certificate issued by veterinarians in the United States. (APHIS 7001) It is an essential part of the cat or dog passport.
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. Search their database. Over 180 countries participate and enforce CITES regulations. Read more about CITES.
Pet Microchip: Although Tanzania does not require a pet microchip, we strongly recommend that you microchip your cat or dog prior to traveling.
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