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Seychelles Pet Passport & Import Regulations

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There will be 14 or 180 days of quarantine imposed on your pet when entering Seychelles depending on its origination country. Your pet must have continually resided in the country from which it is entering Seychelles during the six months immediately preceding the date of shipment or since birth. Your pet's stay in the Seychelles must be at least 6 months.

Unless otherwise stated, the regulations below apply to domestic dogs and cats only including service and emotional support animals. Owners of other pets should refer to item 11.


Pet Microchip

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Your pet must first be microchipped with an ISO 11784/11785 pet microchip that is a 15 digit and non-encrypted. If your pet's microchip is not ISO 11784/11785 compliant, you can bring your own microchip scanner. Make sure your veterinarian scans your pet's microchip after it is implanted.

Your pet's microchip number must be present on all documentation required to enter Seychelles.

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Your pet must be vaccinated for rabies between 30 days and 12 months prior to entry.

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Rabies Titer Test

Rabies Titer Test

All dogs and cats entering Seychelles must have a rabies titer test administered by a licensed veterinarian no sooner than 30 days after their rabies vaccination and within 6 months of travel.

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Import Permit

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An Import Permit is required to enter Seychelles.

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Pet Health Certificate

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A licensed veterinarian in the origination country must complete a International Health Certificate for Seychelles  in English or French. The certificate must be endorsed by the governing authority of your country responsible for the import and export of live animals.

A second examination by a veterinarian must be performed within 48 hours of departure to endorse that your dog or cat is in good health showing no signs of any infections, contagious and parasitic disease.


Internal and External Parasites

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Before your dog or cat can enter Seychelles, it must be treated against interal and external parasites within 48 hours of travel.



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Cats and dogs entering from rabies-free countries, territories or rabies-controlled countries will be quarantined for a period of 14 days. Cats and dogs entering from high-rabies countries will be quarantined for 180 days.


Entering Seychelles by Air


Pets must enter Seychelles as air cargo in a sealed crate at Seychelles International Airport.


Puppies and Kittens

Seychelles puppy or kitten import

Unvaccinated puppies and kittens are not permitted to enter Seychelles. The import requirements include microchipping and rabies vaccination no sooner than 3 months of age. Puppies and kittens should wait a minimum of 30 days after rabies vaccination prior to having their titer test.


Banned Breeds

Banned Dogs in Seychelles

Seychelles does not ban the importation of the following breeds; however, they require proof that any of these breeds have been spayed or neutered prior to entering the country: Akita Inu, Alangu Mastiff, Alano Español, Alsatian, American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Argentine Dogo, Irish Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Bedlington Terrier, Boston Terrier, Bully Kutta, Bulldog, Bull Mastiff, Boerboel, Cane Corso, Doberman, Dogue de Bordeaux, Dogo Sardesco. English Mastiff, Fila Brasileiro, French Bulldog, German Shepherd, Great Dane, Gull Dong, Gull Terr, Korea Jindo Dog, Lottatore Brindisino, Neopolitan Mastiff, Perro de Presa Canario (Canary Dog), Perro de Presa Mallorquin (Ca de Bou), Rottweiler, Shar Pei, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Tibetan Mastiff or Tosa Inu.


Other Animals

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No birds, except the African Grey Parrot (on condition that it has been a family pet for one year) are eligible for import. CITES permits must be obtained.

No animals other than dogs, cats, cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, horses and rabbits shall be imported into Seychelles.


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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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