“How do I move my pets to Zambia?”

Name: Roland
Number of Pets: 5
Pet Type: three dogs and two cats
Pet Breed: Boerboel, Jack Russel, Pit bull
From: George, South Africa
To: Ndola, Zambia

How do I go about transporting my animals to our new home in Zambia?

Thanks,

Roland

 

Hi Roland,

Moving your pets to Zambia will mean taking a look at the import requirements and also attending to basic logistics (you'll probably be flying?). Here are the pet import requirements for Zambia -- it looks like you'll need vet health certificates, import permits, and proof of updated rabies vaccines for your pets.

You'll also want to secure the correct travel crates for your pets, and check with the airline you'll be using to find out what their policies are regarding pets. As you can see, this will all take a little time and attention to detail so it's a good idea to start planning well in advance of your move.

If you have further questions and would like to find out more about our services, please fill out our free quote form. Thanks for checking in with us, and good luck with everything!

 

Author:

PetRelocation Team

Topic:


Pet:

Cats

Country:

South Africa

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By cindy burchell on December 12, 2017 at 3:14 am

Hi there I am emigrating to Zambia and will be driving my 5 x cats up to Zambia, through Botswana.Could you shed some light on the forms/permits required to do this, please?all 5 cats will be going for their rabies injections this week and I will be driving up from Cape Town on the 30th January 2018.Thanks and kind regards Cindy Mobile : 0845087543 Tel : 021 422 0903
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By cquezada@petrelocation.com on December 12, 2017 at 11:42 am

Hi Cindy,

Thanks for your question!

Since we specialize in air transport and you are driving to Zambia, I suggest contacting a pet relocation expert located in Cape Town for this question. They will likely have more information on the requirements for traveling through Botswana and Zambia. IPATA (International Pet and Animal Transportation Association) has a directory of trusted pet shipping companies on their website, so that would be a great start.

You could also contact the Embassy of the Republic of Zambia directly to make sure you have all the required documentation before your move. Here is a link to their page regarding Procedures for the Importation of Livestock and Pets. I suggest looking into the requirements of transiting through Botswana as well, just in case you need a different permit or certificate for that.

Hope this helps!
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