Pet Relocation to Sri Lanka


Pet Move; Before bringing any live animal into Sri Lanka, prior authorization must be obtained from the Department of Animal Production and Health (DAPH).The Director-General, Animal Production and Health (DGAPH) P.O. Box 13, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.Tel: (+94 11) 08 2388195 / 2388184 / 2388189 / 2388463 Fax: (+94 11) 08 2388619 Cats and dogs must be accompanied by a Export Health Certificate, signed, stamped and dated within 5 days of entering the country by a government licensed veterinarian in country of origin. A rabies vaccination certificate must also accompany the pet showing that it had been vaccinated at least 30 days, but not more than 6 months in country of origin, prior to entering Sri Lanka. Once the pet arrives, it will be subjected to a health check at the airport. Ensure all the documents are in hand. At the same time you may have to pay duty for the pet.
These are guidelines on which are subject to change. Contact the Embassy of Sri Lanka for current requirements.