Pet Travel Question: Moving Cats to Namibia

Name: Linda
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Cat
Pet Breed: Persian
From: Czech Republic
To: Namibia

Hi,
We will travel from Prague to Frankfurt with my cat in the cabin via Lufthansa, and in Frankfurt he will be checked in as excess baggage for the flight to Windhoek on Air Namibia. I have obtained the Import permit from Namibia for my cat. For my cat to travel between EU countries, (Czech Republic and Germany) he only needs to have a microchip and his rabies vaccinations, together with a health check and the EU pet passport. I am not sure what the rules are for Namibia. The state vet said that he has to be in quarantine for 30 days upon arrival, but I read online that's not necessary. What documentation do I need to have completed upon arrival at Hosea Kutako airport?

Thank you,
Linda


Hi Linda,

Since you're coming from an EU country, you should be in a pretty good position to import your cat with the documents and vaccinations you've mentioned. We don't believe there's a quarantine, but just in case it would be a good idea to contact the proper Namibian authorities to find out about any other possible requirements:

Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry
Directorate of Veterinary Services
Private bag 12022
Windhoek
NAMIBIA
Tel: +264 61 2087505
Fax: +264 61 2087779
Email: vetpermits@mawrd.gov.na 

Good luck with everything, and please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any more questions or concerns. Thanks for the question!

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