Pet Relocation to Ethiopia


Pet Travel; Flea and Tick fever and intestinal parasites are a big problem with pets, and rabies is common in Ethiopia. There is no quarantine period imposed for pets as long as their veterinary paperwork is in order but all cats, dogs and Ferrets must be accompanied by a rabies vaccination certificate showing that the pet had been vaccinated at least 30 days, but not more than 6 months, prior to entering the country. As Ethiopia is endemic with rabies it is advisable to have your pet blood-tested several weeks after the rabies vaccination to make sure the vaccine had worked. Bring a good supply of flea and tick treatment and shampoos. African tick fever has killed several American-owned dogs. Rabies and puppy vaccines are available only sporadically. Pets must also be accompanied by a export health certificate signed, stamped, and date within 5 days by a licensed government veterinarian in country of origin. No quarantine period is imposed, provided these health certificates are in order These are guidelines only which are subject to change. Contact the Embassy of Ethiopia for current requirements on bringing pets into their country.