Accordingly no person shall import Animals and Animal products without a permit issued by the Controller of Imports and Exports on the recommendation of the Director General of the Department of Animal Production and Health.

No recommendation shall be made by the Director General without a certificate from the Veterinarian Authorized for that purpose.

Before bringing any live animal into Sri Lanka, prior authorization must be obtained from the Department of Animal Production and Health (DAPH). Information can be obtained from:

- Chief Animal Quarantine Officer, 41 MORGAN ROAD, COLOMBO 2,SRI LANKA. TEL/FAX: +94 11 2448683; or

- Animal Quarantine Officer, B.I.A., Katunayake, Sri Lanka. TEL/FAX: +94 11 2253430; or


Cats and dogs must be accompanied by a veterinarian good health and rabies certificate issued in country of origin and issued by the veterinary authorities. A stamp fee of LKR 5.- and a Customs fee of LKR 250.- for each dog must be paid on arrival. Microchips are also required.

Make sure your vet is USDA accredited and that all documents are sent to your local USDA office for approval.

General Information

Sri Lanka is an island country in South Asia, located about 31 kilometers (19.3 mi) off the southern coast of India.

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