Pet Relocation to United Republic of Tanzania


Bringing pets to Tanzania; Pets must be accompanied by an Import Permit before entering the country which should be available from the Embassy of Tanzania. Both cats and dogs require a rabies vaccination certificate showing that the pet had been vaccinated at least 30 days but not more than 12 months before entry into Tanzania. Pets must also be accompanied by a export health certificate signed, stamped and dated within 7 days by a licensed government veterinarian in country of origin. The pet owner should Keep copies of these documents to facilitate their return from Tanzania. Once the pet is in Tanzania, you should note that a yearly rabies vaccine is required by law. This applies whether or not the pet has had a three-year vaccination. All vaccinations, including distemper, parvovirus and canine hepatitis must be up to date. Bring all medications for your pets with you. It is possible to obtain a 3-month heartworm shot in lieu of monthly medication if you prefer. A local vet is available in Dar. These are guidelines only which are subject to change. Contact the Embassy of Tanzania for current requirements and possible “Pet Passport” acceptance.