Burkina Faso Pet Passport & Import Regulations
Burkina Faso does not quarantine cats and dogs that meet the following requirements. All requirements also apply to service and emotional support animals.
Burkina Faso does not require that your pet be identified with a pet microchip, but it is strongly recommended that you microchip your pet when traveling internationally as this is the best form of pet identification available today.
The microchip should be implanted by your veterinarian, veterinary hospital or trained nurse. You should receive documentation as to the manufacturer of the microchip and instructions on how to register your pet's information in the manufacturer database.
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 be vaccinated for rabies between 30 days and 6 months prior to entering the country.
Pet Health Certificate
A licensed veterinarian in the origination country must issue a pet health certificate for Burkina Faso shortly prior to travel. After issuance, the governing authority responsible for the import and export of pets should endorse the certificate.
An import permit from the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security is required when entering Burkina Faso with your dog or cat.
A parasite treatment is not required prior to entering Burkina Faso but all cats and dogs traveling internationally should be protected from internal and external parasites.
Entering Burkina Faso by Air
Pets must enter Burkina Faso via Ouagadougou Airport in Ouagadougou.
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.
Burkina Faso does not publish a list of banned breeds.
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 Burkina Faso. 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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