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Bringing Pets to Tanzania

To import dogs and cats an  health and vaccination certificates are required. 

Dogs and cats should be vaccinated for rabies at least 1 month and not more than 3 years prior to their entry into Tanzania. 

An import permit should be obtained by sending a letter of request to the Director of Veterinary Services in Tanzania, Ministry of Water and Livestock Development . In this letter the applicant should state, Type/Breed of pet, age, port of entry in Tanzania and attach vaccination certificates.

The following vaccinations are recommended: 

DHLP: Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis and Parvo.

Puppies should be vaccinated when they are five to seven weeks old with repeat vaccinations two weeks and six weeks later.  The rabies vaccination should be administered with the third vaccination.

Vaccination for worms 

Vaccination for worms should be done every three months or the pets may be given worm tablets every 45 days.


 If applicant has hosts in Tanzania, it is helpful if they make a follow up of the application and collect the permit on behalf

Imported animals are subject to examination by a veterinarian at the port of entry and subject to quarantine if need be. 
If you want to take your pet back with you obtain an export permit.