Maseru - Post Report Question and Answers

Are qualified veterinarians and/or good kennel services available? Do animals need to be quarantined upon entry to the country? Are there other considerations regarding pets that are particular to this country?

Incredibly difficult to get a dog into the country because of restrictions from South Africa. Do your homework on this one. IT. IS. HARD. Vet care in Maseru is poor, but there are decent providers in South Africa. - Aug 2020

No quarantine, but pets have to fly cargo to Johannesburg. It's expensive to bring them! Ladybrand, in South Africa, has a good vet. - May 2016

No quarantine - at least coming from the U.S. We used a pet carrier who met the cats at Johannesburg airport and 5 hours to Maseru, crossing the border. We used a vet in Ladybrand (and the care was substantially less money than in the U.S.), though there are vets in Maseru. I believe there may be dog kennel facilities in S. Africa. - Aug 2015

No, but they all have to transit Jo'burg, and South Africa requires them to come in as cargo, not excess baggage. - Jun 2010

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