Tanzania Pet Passport & Import Regulations
Tanzania does not quarantine cats and dogs that meet the following requirements. All requirements also apply to service and emotional support animals.
Tanzania 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.
Your pet must be vaccinated for rabies at least 30 days but not more than 3 years prior to travel. Puppies and kittens should not be vaccinated for rabies before 3 months of age.
Dogs must also be vaccinated against Leptospirosis, Canine viral hepatitis, Parvovirus infection, Canine distemper.
Cats must also be vaccinated against Feline rhinotracheitis, Feline calicivirus infection and Feline panleucopaenia.
A licensed veterinarian will complete a Veterinary Certificate for Tanzania no more than 14 days prior to transport for endorsement by the USDA (if traveling from the United States) and CFIA (if traveling from Canada). If you are traveling from anther country, the Governmental Authority from your country responsible for the import and export of animals should endorse the forms.
Tanzania requires an import permit for entry. Visitors should apply well ahead of their visit for a permit to bring their pet to Tanzania.
Ticks and Tapeworm Treatment
Internal and external parasite treatments must be administered by your veterinarian shortly prior to travel.
Entering Tanzania by Air
Pets must enter Tanzania via Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Salaam or Kilimanjaro International Airport in Arusha. Pets can enter in the cabin, as checked baggage or air cargo.
Whenever you travel to a foreign country like Tanzania, 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.
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 Tanzania. 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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