Pet Travel Question: Bird Travel to South Africa

Name: Kine
From: Dubai UAE
To: Cape Town RSA
Pets: Dwarf Pekingese,  African Grey Parrot

Please let me know about the procedure to move back to South Africa from Dubai with the pets mentioned above, as we have received numerous suggestions but it seems nobody really knows what the rules are. Thank you!


Thanks for your question—these are the pet import requirements for South Africa. In addition to securing the required paperwork and vaccines, etc., it’s important to choose a pet-friendly airline with established pet policies in place. Check out our blog for more information about our preferred airlines as well as our tips for flying with birds.

Good luck, and please contact if you have any more questions!


PetRelocation Team




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