Out of South Africa:

Most countries at a minimum require all pets to have the following done prior to departure from South Africa:

  1. ISO 11784/85 compliant Microchip implanted
    The most used and compliant brands available in South Africa: Virbac, Identipet, GetMeKnown & FiveStar ID.
  2. Valid and current vaccinations
    Different destinations have different waiting periods, please check the Popular Destinations section for further information or Contact Us.
    Dogs & puppies should have the following vaccinations: Rabies, Canine Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus and Para-influenza and Kennel Cough
    Cats & kittens should have the following vaccinations: Rabies, Feline Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia and Leukaemia
  3. There are destinations that require a Rabies Neutralizing Antibody Titre Test to be done as well as other blood tests for particular diseases.
  4. Certain destinations will require an Import Permit and this will include all restrictions & regulations for entry.
  5. A Veterinary Health Certificate prior to departure is always needed.
    Certain countries have their own type of forms to be completed and within a specified period of time prior to travel.
    This is always completed by the private veterinarian first and endorsed by a State Veterinarian responsible for the area you reside in or will be departing from.
  6. There are destinations that require pets to be quarantined on arrival, and this can vary from 1 week, 10 days to 1 month or 3 months.