Zambia Pet Passport & Import Regulations
There will be no quarantine imposed on your pet when entering Zambia as long as the following requirements are met. Unless otherwise stated, the regulations below apply to domestic, emotional support and service dogs and cats only.
Zambia 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 have proof of current vaccination against rabies at least 30 days but not more than 12 months prior to entering Zambia.
Zambia requires an import for entry. Visitors should apply well ahead of their visit for a permit to bring their pet into Zambia if it is necessary. The import form will be mailed to you along with instructions to be given to your veterinarian for the preparation of the Veterinary Certificate.
A licensed veterinarian must complete the Veterinary Certificate for Zambia showing that the pet is healthy and free of diseases communicable to humans. We recommend that your veterinarian be USDA-accredited and your health certificate is endorsed by your State USDA office or CFIA office if your dog or cat is traveling from Canada.
Entering Zambia by Air
Live animals entering Zambia should do so at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport in Lusaka as air cargo.
All domestic dogs and cats must be free of evidence of disease communicable to humans when examined at the port of entry to Zambia. If your pet is not in apparent good health, further examination by a licensed veterinarian may be required at your expense.
Rabbits and birds, invertebrates, tropical fish, reptiles, amphibia, mammals such as rodents are not subject to requirements of rabies vaccination, but may have to meet other requirements and should have a health certificate to enter Zambia 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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