Pet Relocation to Malawi


Bringing Pets into Malawi; An import permit, is required for dogs and cats, which must be obtained in advance of entering Malawi by the Malawi Authorities. The dog or cat must be imported directly from the country of origin and not be exposed to infection en route. A dog or cat imported into Malawi must be accompanied by export health certificate signed, stamped, and dated within 10 days of export by a licensed government veterinarian in country of origin. This certificate must state that the pet is free from all signs of contagious diseases or infections and fit to fly. The dog or cat must be accompanied by a rabies vaccination certificate showing that the pet had been vaccinated at least 30 days but not more than 12 months prior to export . It should not have been in contact with a rabid animal during the previous 6 months. The vaccination certificate must include a description of the dog or cat, the date of vaccination, the batch number of the vaccine, and the name of the production laboratory. If your pet is shipped via South Africa, you must obtain a South African entry permit for the pet even if it is only in transit and the pet will be conveyed by air freight, not as checked baggage. Check with South African Airlines for further information. We recommend that you take any necessary pet supplies with you . Fleas and ticks are a problem made manageable by including a supply of a reliable repellent in your pet supplies. If your pet suffers from a chronic affliction, be sure to bring a supply of medicine, as Lilongwe’s veterinary services are very basic. These are guidelines only and subject to change contact the Embassy of Malawi, or Consulate, for current requirements about moving pets into their country.