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Togo Pet Passport & Import Regulations

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There will be no quarantine imposed on your pet when entering Togo as long as the following requirements are met. Unless otherwise stated, the regulations below apply to domestic dogs and cats only. Owners of other pets should refer to item 8.


Pet Microchip

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Togo does not require that your pet be identified with a pet microchip, but it is recommended that you microchip your pet and register your contact information prior to traveling as a means of identification should your pet be lost or separated from you. 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.

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pet rabies vaccination

Your pet must have proof of current vaccination against rabies at least 21 days prior to entering Togo. Dogs should also be vaccinated against Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parovirus, Parainfluenza and Distemper. Cats should also be vaccinated against Feline Panleukopenia, Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus and Leukemia.

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Rabies Titer Test

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

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Import Permit

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Your dog or cat will need an import permit to enter Togo unless you are entering from the following countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Rep., Chad, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Cote d'Ivoire, France, French overseas departments, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte, Reunion, New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Gabon, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Niger or Senegal.

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Health Certificate

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Within 3 days of travel, a licensed veterinarian will complete the Health Certificate for Togo. This certificate should be endorsed by the USDA or CFIA if your pet is traveling from the United States or Canada. If you are traveling to Togo from another country, the Governmental Authority of your country responsible for the import and export of animals should endorse your forms.

Within 3 days of entering Togo, another health certificate must be completed and signed by a licensed veterinarian. This certificate does not need endorsement. Both certificates should be presented when entering Togo.


Entering Togo by Air


Live animals entering Togo should do so at Lome-Tokoin Airport in Lome. Advance 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 port of entry to Togo. If your pet is not in apparent good health, further examination by a licensed veterinarian may be required at your expense.


Returning to Togo

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Pets returning to Togo are subject to the same passport requirements as those entering for the first time. This means that pet owners returning to Togo should have a new health certificate completed by a vet in the country you are visiting if you stay for more than 30 days.


Other Animals

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Rabbits and birds, invertebrates, tropical fish, reptiles, amphibia, mammals such as rodents are not subject to requirements of rabies vaccination, but may have to meet other requirements and should have a health certificate to enter Togo 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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