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Senegal Pet Passport & Import Regulations

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Senegal 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 must be microchipped with a 15 digit pet microchip which is ISO 11784/11785 compliant before entering Senegal. If your pet's microchip is not compliant, you should travel with your own microchip scanner or reader.

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Unless your pet is currently vaccinated for rabies, it must be vaccinated for rabies between 21 days and 12 months prior to entering Senegal. If it is due for a booster, then the wait is not required as long as the booster is administered before the previous vaccination expires.

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Rabies Titer Test

Rabies Titer Test

A rabies titer test is not required when entering Senegal. If you are entering Senegal from a high-rabies country, then you can consider having a rabies titer test (FAVN) done to prove the antibody level in your pet's blood.

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Health Certificate

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Within 72 hours of travel, a Veterinary Health Certificate for Senegal must be completed by a licensed veterinarian in your originating country just prior to travel. Government endorsement is not required; however, if you wish to get the document endorsed, then have your veterinarian issue one 10 days before travel for endorsement. You will need another health certificate issued within 72 hours of entering Senegal.

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Import Permit

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All dogs and cats entering Senegal must have an authorization to import animals, issued by the Directorate of Veterinary Services of Senegal.


Ticks and Tapeworm Treatment

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


Entering Senegal by Air


Pets must enter Senegal via Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport. Pets can enter in the cabin, as checked baggage or air cargo.

Whenever you travel to a foreign country like Senegal, it is always advisable to carry some form of identification indicating ownership of your pet.

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.


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 Senegal. 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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