Lesotho Pet Passport & Import Regulations
Unless otherwise stated, the regulations below apply to domestic dogs and cats.
Lesotho does not require that your cat or dog be microchipped to enter the country.
Your pet must be vaccinated for rabies no sooner than 30 days and no later than 12 months before travel.
Lesotho requires an application for import for entry with the Director of Animal Health unless your dog or cat is entering from the following SADC member nations: Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland or Zimbabwe. Visitors should apply well ahead of their visit for a permit to bring their pet into Lesotho. An agent can facilitate the application process. Following receipt of the completed Import Application form, a Veterinary Import Permit will be issued and sent directly to you. The permit is good for 6 months from date of issuance.
A licensed veterinarian must complete a Veterinary Health Certificate shortly prior to entering Lesotho attesting that your pet is healthy and does not have any diseases communicable to humans.
Internal and External Parasites
Internal and external parasite treatment is not required prior to entering Lesotho, but treatments are recommended considering the limited availablity of products in this country.
Regulations do not call for quarantine for pets entering Lesotho as long as requriements are met.
Entering Lesotho by Air
Pets entering Lesotho must enter at Moshoeshoe Airport in Maseru.
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.
Lesotho does not publish a list of banned breeds.
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 Lesotho 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 Lesotho of origin, or euthanize your pet. We suggest that you minimize the disruptions that may occur by following the rules of the Lesotho you are visiting.
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