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To the best of our ability, we ensure that recommendations given on 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 the pet into quarantine, return the pet to the country of origin, or destroy the 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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Regulations for taking a pet dog or cat to Tanzania

Tanzania does not quarantine healthy pets who meet the following requirements:

This completes a pet passport for your dog or cat to enter Tanzania.

Imported animals may enter only at designated ports.

Dog Passport Tanzania

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.

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 (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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Can you take a small dog inside the cabin when flying to Tanzania? thanks
Posted on 2013-07-14 05:48:16.0
It depends on the policy of the airline.
Posted on 2013-08-16 19:49:30.0
I have a registered service dog that is up to date with all vaccines. he is a shepherd and has traveled with me, in the airplane cabin, at my feet, pretty much, all over the world. i am planning on going to Sanya Juu, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania in a few months and I am wondering what is required beyond his medicasl records and service dog certificate? thank you...
Posted on 2013-09-04 18:18:08.0
Jodey, I too am trying to find this out. I am relocating to Kenya and have a King Shepherd service dog. Kenya does NOT allow ANY animals to travel in the cabin and the animal has to arrive as "manifest Cargo" and costs close to $2,000. I thought that if we flew into Tanzania where he CAN enter and be in the cabin and then enter Kenya via car that would be allowed. Right now I am waiting for his rabies titer level test) (required in Kenya but not sure about Tanzania) to come back and that could delay us for WEEKS. Have you gotten some clear answers for entering Tanzania? Melissa
Posted on 2013-10-09 10:53:17.0

Hi all, can a dog be micro chipped once in Tanzania, or I.D tattoo'd??? If so where!? I'm stuck trying to find somewhere
Posted on 2013-10-14 11:58:56.0
If your vet does not carry microchips, ask him (or her) to inquire from a vet in the country's capital.
Posted on 2013-12-03 01:47:07.0
I would recommend that pets entering any of these countries get microchipped, vaccinated and have a titer test performed prior to entering. The reason for this is because these tests are next to impossible to get once your pet is there and, depending on the country you may need to leave to go to, they may be required. You can find info about entering Tanzania here:
Posted on 2013-12-03 01:51:12.0
Melissa Margetts hi.. no, nothing as to riding in the cabin and, at his age, i would not have him travel any other way! i feel for you as i would just be going to visit friends, and their elephants, and not relocating. luka, my dog, has been to india and several other countries w/o a problem as long as i have his "service dog" papers as well as immunization records. let me know if you find out anything more about flying into tanzania and i will do the same. blessings, j
Posted on 2013-12-03 14:45:21.0
How old must a dog be for import into Tanzania. Is there any age restriction.
Posted on 2014-01-21 21:16:53.0
Call the CFIA office, they should be able to tell you
Posted on 2014-01-21 22:38:37.0
Your pup must be fully vaccinated prior to entering Tanzania. Usually, the rabies vaccination is given at 3 months so that would make the entry age 4 months. Some countries will permit puppies to travel unvaccinated with their mother, but that would have to be verified if it applied.
Posted on 2014-01-23 02:30:19.0
Is it possible to bring a 11 week old pup in to TZ on its mothers valid rabies certificate? Anybody know?
Posted on 2014-11-19 18:05:55.0
We are considering moving to Dar with our Labrador. How difficult is it to export the dog from the country? We will be returning to Australia but i think I will have to have the dog go to South Africa first and then to Australa. Is this correct?
Posted on 2015-02-21 09:01:22.0
Larrisa - it should not be difficult to enter Tanzania from Australia with an Import Permit and proof of rabies vaccination and health certificate, but returning to Australia will be a challenge because Tanzania is not a DAFF approved country. You need a titer test at least 180 days prior to returning. The final round of testing must be done in a DAFF approved country of which the republic of South Africa is one. You should inquire prior to leaving because there are also export requirements:
Posted on 2015-02-24 05:03:00.0
i'm going to move from the Netherlands to Dar es Salaam this summer and I will bring my dog with me. Besides the rabiesvaccin, are there other vaccinations that you recommend and what about quarantaine?
Posted on 2015-03-02 09:33:53.0
We might be moving to Dar Es Salaam soon, and we are from Sweden. Our Golden is fully vaccinated for everything including Rabies this month and he has a microchip. It seems pretty simple to take our Golden INTO Tanzania, but I was wondering if you knew how simple the process of coming back to Sweden might be?
Posted on 2015-03-17 08:54:46.0
Cherrie - before leaving Sweden, have your vet administer a Blood Titer Test and process it at an EU approved lab. You will need it to return to Sweden and they are very expensive and hard to get in African countries. The test will be good for the life of your pet to re-enter the EU as long as rabies vaccinations are current. Also, get an EU pet passport as you can use that to re-enter the EU as well.
Posted on 2015-03-22 14:33:15.0
PetTravel Thanks very much for your reply. I shall do that. He already has a passport as we've travelled in Europe with him so that's awesome. Thank you, again.
Posted on 2015-03-22 14:35:40.0
PetTravel How soon in aadvance does Tanzania require the Blood Titer Test. I spoke to our Vet and they said some countries require 120 days in advance, and 30 days after the last vaccination. Can you please confirm this?
Posted on 2015-03-25 12:08:23.0