BOTSWANA

Pets

Cats and dogs need an import permit from the Director of Veterinary Services, Private Bag 0032, Gaborone, Botswana. Moreover, a health certificate stating that the animal was vaccinated against rabies: dogs: at least 30 days and not more than 3 years prior to importation with the Flury or Kelev strain of vaccine; cats: at least one month and not more than one year prior to importation.

Note: A valid Certificate of Identity, Rabies Vaccination and Movement Permit issued in Lesotho, Malawi, South Africa, Swaziland, Namibia or Zimbabwe will be accepted at the time of importation into Botswana.

General Information

This is a landlocked country in Southern Africa.Geographically the country is flat and up to 70% of Botswana is covered by the Kalahari Desert.

Pets

Importing animals is closely regulated for public health reasons and also for the well being of the animals.

Domestic pets and livestock may be imported subject to animal health restrictions. Details in this regard can be obtained from the Director of Animal Health and Production, Private Bag 0032, Gaborone.

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