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 prior to entering the country.
- Your pet must be vaccinated for rabies and various other diseases at least 3O days but not more than 3 years prior to travel.
- A licensed veterinarian will complete a Veterinary Certificate for Tanzania 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.
- Vaccination for worms should be done every three months or the pets may be given worm tablets every 45 days.
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.
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.
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 (CITIES). You will need to apply for additional permits if this is the case. Search their database. Over 180 countries participate and enforce CITIES regulations. Read more about CITIES.
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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