Madagascar Pet Passport & Import Regulations
Madagascar does not quarantine cats and dogs that meet the following requirements. All requirements also apply to service and emotional support animals.
Your pet should be microchipped with an ISO 11784/11785 compliant 15 digit microchip prior to enterinng Madagascar as it is the preferred method of pet identification.
Your pet must be vaccinated for rabies between 30 days and 12 months prior to entering the country.
A USDA (or CFIA) accredited veterinarian must complete the Veterinary Certificate for Madagascar within 15 days of entry for endorsement by the USDA or CFIA if your pet is traveling from the United States or Canada. If you are not traveling from either of these countries, the Governing Authority responsible for the import and export of pets should endorse the forms although it is not required.
An import permit from the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development is required when entering Madagascar with a personal pet.
Ticks and Tapeworm Treatment
A ticks and tapeworm treatment is not required prior to entering Madagascar but is recommended due to availability of these products in the country.
Entering Madagascar by Air
Pets must enter Madagascar via Ivato International Airport at Antananarivo. Pets can arrive in the cabin, as checked baggage or as air cargo.
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.
Puppies and Kittens
Unvaccinated pets (dogs and cats only) under 3 months old may enter the country, but there are additional regulations that must be met.
Madagascar 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 Madagascar. 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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