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High-Rabies Countries

Many countries classify other countries that they consider high-rabies and adjust their pet import requirements for those countries. Information is generally based on current standings with the World Organization of Animal Health (OIE). Below is a list of countries considered to be high-rabies by countries that make this classification. If the country that you are looking for is not listed here, it may be found in rabies-free or rabies-controlled countries.

Countries with a high risk of rabies as classified by: United States, Canada, the European Union, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Switzerland

High-rabies countries as classified by the United States

AFRICA: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Côte D’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt (Temporary importation suspension of dogs from Egypt until further notice), Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini (Swaziland), Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania (including Zanzibar), Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

AMERICAS AND EASTERN CARIBBEAN: Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela.

ASIA: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China (excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan), Georgia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Moldova, Mongolia, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste (East Timor), Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Yemen.

High-rabies countries as classified by Canada

AFRICA: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Côte D’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini (Swaziland), Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania (including Zanzibar), Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

AMERICAS AND EASTERN CARIBBEAN: Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela.

ASIA: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Cambodia, Ceuta and Melilla, China (mainland only), Georgia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Moldova, Mongolia, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Yemen.

High-rabies (Unlisted Third) countries as classified by the European Union

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Angola, Anguilla, Antarctica, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Balearic Islands, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Borneo, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Cabrera, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Ceuta, Chad, China, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Cook Islands, Corsica, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Turkish Republic of (Northern), Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Easter Island, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fatuna, Formentera, Galapagos Islands, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea (North and South), Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Macau, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Margarita Islands, Martinique, Mauritania, Melilla, Miquelon, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar (Burma), Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Cyprus, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Russian Federation Rwanda, Samoa, Saint Barthelemy, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Siberia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Sudan, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tibet, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos Islands, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Western Sahara, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zanzibar and Zimbabwe

High-rabies countries as classified by Switzerland

All countries not classified as rabies-controlled.

High-rabies countries as classified by Hong Kong

All countries not classified as rabies-free or rabies-controlled.

High-rabies countries as classified by United Arab Emirates

All countries not classified as rabies-controlled.

High-rabies countries as classified by Australia - no admittance

All countries not classified as rabies-free or rabies-controlled.

High-rabies countries as classified by New Zealand - no admittance

All countries not classified as rabies-free or rabies-controlled.

High-rabies countries as classified by Singapore

All countries not classified as rabies-free or rabies-controlled.

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