KENYA

Pets

Cats and dogs must be accompanied by veterinarian good health certificate and rabies certificate issued at point of origin. Rabies vaccination must be less than one year and one month at the latest prior to arrival.

In addition an import permit must be presented at time of entry. Same is available through Livestock Officer, Veterinary Department, Post Office, Kabete, Kenya. Allow 30 days from time of application for import permit (Airmail). Fee: KES 500 per animal. There is a 25% duty and VAT at 16% on arrival.

Prohibited, until further notice, is the import of all live animals, unless consigned as cargo. Furthermore, import (including transit) of domestic and wild birds and their products from countries affected by Bird Flu unless accompanied by a sanitary import permit issued by the Director of Veterinary Services.

General Information

The country is named after Mount Kenya, a significant landmark and the second among the highest mountain peaks of Africa.The Republic of Kenya is a country in East Africa. Lying along the Indian Ocean, at the equator, Kenya is bordered by Ethiopia (north), Somalia (northeast), Tanzania (south), Uganda plus Lake Victoria (west), and Sudan (northwest). The capital city is Nairobi. Kenya spans an area about 85% the size of France or Texas.

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