Questions about traveling with a pet?

Contact | Email | Facebook

Zimbabwe Pet Passport & Import Regulations

Zimbabwe Flag

There will be no quarantine imposed on your pet when entering Zimbabwe as long as the following requirements are met. Unless otherwise stated, the regulations below apply to domestic, emotional support and service dogs and cats only.


Pet Microchip

pet microchip

The first step to import your pet dog or cat to Zimbabwe is to have it identified with a 15-digit ISO 11784/11785 compliant pet microchip.

Crates, carriers, passports, microchips and more at


More information on pet transport to Zimbabwe




pet rabies vaccination

Your pet must have proof of current vaccination against rabies and other diseases like Parvovirus at least 30 days but not more than 12 months prior to entering Zimbabwe.

Pet Travel Transport can help get your pet there safely.


Get a free qoute to transport your pet.



Rabies Titer Test

Blood Titer Test

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

airine pet policies


Private Jet Charter is a lifetime experience for you and your pet



Import Permit

pet passport forms

Zimbabwe 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, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa or Swaziland. Visitors should apply well ahead of their visit for a permit to bring their pet into Zimbabwe. An agent can facilitate the application process. Following receipt of the completed Import Application form, an import permit will be issued and sent directly to you. The permit is good for 6 months from date of issuance.

PetPlan Pet Insurance


Pet passports - other countries



Pet Health Certificate

pet microchip

A licensed veterinarian in the origination country will complete the pet health certificate for Zimbabwe. The certificate must then be endorsed by a government veterinarian representing the agency that is responsible for the import and export of live animals.


Entering Zimbabwe by Air


Live animals entering Zimbabwe should do so at Harare International Airport.

All domestic dogs and cats must be free of evidence of disease communicable to humans when examined at the port of entry to Zimbabwe. If your pet is not in apparent good health, further examination by a licensed veterinarian may be required at your expense.


Puppies and Kittens

Zimbabwe puppy or kitten import

Puppies and kittens under the age of 3 months must be accompanied by their mother's vaccination record, proof of Parvovirus and a health certificate to enter Zimbabwe.


Other Animals

rabbits turtles other animals

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 Zimbabwe 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.


Need More Assistance?

Have a question about traveling with your pet?

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.

Further detail on import permits, costs, tests and procedures are available at minimal cost at We also stock all the equipment and accessories you will need for traveling with your pet. Same day shipping Monday through Friday until 4:00 PM EST.



Due to the high demand, we may be unable to respond to your  question quickly if posted below. If you need a fast response, you can post them directly to our Facebook page, blog, or forum. We will respond as soon as we can.

Please note that the accuracy of comments made from Facebook users other than Pet Travel have not been verified. We do not endorse any person or company that may offer transport services through posts to this webpage.