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Import Pet To South Africa


Dogs and cats imported to South Africa are required to be microchipped with an ISO 11784/11785 compliant 15 digit pet microchip.

Rabies Vaccination

All dogs and cats entering South Africa are required to have a valid rabies vaccination prior to import.

Other Vaccinations or treatments

General health vaccinations are recommended for travel to South Africa. Flea and tick treatments as well as heartworm treatment are required prior to the flight.

Rabies Titer Blood Test

There is no Rabies titer testing required for dogs and cats to South Africa. However pets are required to have passing blood test results by an approved laboratory for various other diseases including Brucella canis, Trypanosoma evansi, Babesia gibsoni, Dirofilaria immitis and Leishmania for import to South Africa.  

Health certificate

A health check and certificate endorsed by a government veterinarian within ten days of arrival is required for all dogs and cats imported to South Africa.

Import Permit

Import permits are required for all pets entering South Africa.

Banned Breeds

There are no breeds banned from import to South Africa.


There may be quarantine required in South Africa dependent on the country of export.

Preparation Time

We recommend you start preparing your dog or cat atleast a month in advance of your planned flight date. Puppies and Kittens may take longer to prepare.

In order to import into South Africa all pets must travel as manifested cargo.


Bringing Pets To South Africa? Let Us help You

Terminal4Pets posts up to date information reflecting current regulations for pet import to the countries listed to the best of our ability. Country specific import regulations and policies are updated by government veterinary authorities.  Noncompliance with import regulations may result in quarantine of pet, denial of import and return to country of origin or euthanasia.

Terminal4Pets will not be liable due to information posted here. Compliance with all import regulations to the destination country is the sole responsibility of the importer.

We recommend using our Pet Flight Management Service prior to flight to consult with our pet flight specialists and to never take unnecessary risks

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