A permit from the Ministry of Water and Livestock Development, Veterinary Services is required for the importation of live horses, dogs, cats, swine, sheep and goats.

Health Certificate of competent veterinary surgeon is required. All live animals are subject to inspection on arrival and will be kept in quarantine for a certain period. Dogs and cats must have been vaccinated against rabies. Dogs: less than 3 years and 6 months at the latest prior to arrival. Cats: less than 1 year and 1 month at the latest prior to arrival.

Director of Veterinary Services,

Ministry of Water and Livestock Development

Temeke Veterinary Office

PO Box 9152

Dar es Salaam

Tel: +255 22 2862592; Fax +255 22 2862538

E mail: zoosanitary@mifugo.go.tz.

General Information

Tanzania is a sovereign state in central East Africa bordered by Kenya and Uganda to the north, Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west, and Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique to the south. The country's eastern borders lie on the Indian Ocean.

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