Dar Es Salaam - 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?

No quarantine and pet services are here, but they may be below the standard to which you are accustomed. - Jan 2022

Yes, there are several good vets on the Peninsula and no issue with quarantine. There's Every Living Thing which is a rescue shelter that offers boarding services. Be in touch with GSO Shipping prior to arrival so they can confirm you're good to go. - May 2020

Not sure. Lots of folks have dogs, but getting them in and out seems to be an issue due to the airlines, not the TZ government. - Jun 2017

No quarantine. Quality pet care is available, and many people have pets. Most people use Dr. Joe of Pet Care House (FB page). Vet Sinare is also OK; a bit local, but knows his stuff. There is boarding available (ask on FB group Team Tanzania), though I haven't used it myself. If importing pets, work with shipping and customs well ahead of time to make sure the correct paperwork is completed. There is a new (February 2015) animal shelter- TAWESO (see their FB page)- run by mostly volunteers and funded mostly by donations. They shelter dogs & cats. - Jul 2015

No. There are kennels available. Notify the embassy if you plan on bringing in a pet. They can help with the paperwork. - Mar 2014

No. But they do have to be approved BEFORE coming into country. - Feb 2013

No. - Feb 2013

No, but you need to get an import permit prior to arrival (available on arrival, but it will seriously slow things down). Check online for the required vaccinations and treatments, make sure your pet is up to date, and send a copy of their shot and de-worming record ahead of time to be approved by the Ministry of Agriculture. They'll stamp it and give it to whoever is helping you with those sorts of things. Bring a copy with you on the plane, and have the person meeting you bring the original, and then you can basically just stroll right out of the airport with no hassles. - Aug 2011

No. - Jun 2010

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