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Afghanistan Pet Passport & Import Regulations

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Afghanistan does not quarantine cats and dogs that meet the following requirements. All requirements also apply to service and emotional support animals.


Pet Microchip

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Your pet should be microchipped with a 15 digit ISO 11784/11785 compliant pet microchip The microchip number should be reflected on all documentation.

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pet rabies vaccination

Your pet must be vaccinated for rabies between 30 days and 11 months prior to entering the country.

Dogs should be vaccinated against distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, and parvovirus.

Cats should be vaccinated against feline viral rhinotracheitis, panlieukopenia and feline leukemia.

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Rabies Titer Test

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A rabies titer test is not required to enter Afghanistan from any country.

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Health Certificate

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A USDA (or CFIA) accredited veterinarian must complete the Veterinary Certificate for Afghanistan within 10 days of entry.

If your pet is traveling from the United States or Canada, the form should be submitted for endorsement by the USDA or CFIA respectively.

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Import Permit

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An import permit is not required when entering Afghanistan with a personal pet or if importing pets unaccompanied.

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Ticks and Tapeworm Treatment

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A ticks and tapeworm treatment is not required prior to entering Afghanistan but is recommended due to availability of these products in the country.


Entering Afghanistan by Air


Pets must enter Afghanistan as air cargo via Hamid Karzai International Airport at Kabul. You will need an IATA-compliant pet crate to transport your pet.

Notice should be given to veterinary officials so they will be available to inspect your pet upon landing.

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.


Banned Breeds

Banned Dogs in Afghanistan

Afghanistan does not publish a list of banned breeds.


Other Animals

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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 Afghanistan. Pet owners are strongly advised to seek further information from the relevant authority of their country and/or that of the country of destination.



CITES endangered turtle

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 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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