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(Requires a 3 to 4-month preparation process in South Africa)


1. Age of Animal

To travel to Angola, your pet must be at least 4 months or older. They need their own Rabies vaccination, which can be given at 12 weeks.

2. Microchip

Your pet must be microchipped. The microchip should be implanted either before or at the same time as the Rabies vaccination. Only a microchip implanted by an official, registered veterinarian will be accepted for export purposes.

Please note: Ensure that the microchip is readable by ISO-compatible readers. If a microchip fails, a new one must be implanted, and the entire process must be restarted. This means a new Rabies vaccination will need to be administered, either on the same day or after the new microchip is implanted.

3. Rabies Vaccination

Your pet’s primary Rabies vaccination must be older than 30 days, but not older than one year.

Please note: Only a registered veterinarian can administer these vaccinations for export purposes. Vaccinations given by a veterinary nurse, breeder, or welfare organization staff are not accepted.

4. Annual Vaccinations

Annual vaccinations for dogs and cats are recommended. The vaccinations must be older than 30 days but not older than one year upon arrival. A valid vaccination certificate will be necessary if your pet requires boarding or kenneling before or after travel.

For Dogs: Canine Distemper, Infectious Canine Hepatitis, Canine Parvovirus, Canine Parainfluenza, Bordetella Bronchiseptica (Kennel Cough), and Leptospirosis.

For Cats: Feline Panleukopenia (Infectious Enteritis/Feline Distemper), Feline Rhinotracheitis, and Feline Calicivirus.

Please note: As with Rabies, these vaccinations must be administered by a registered veterinarian.

5. Import Permit

An Import Permit is required for pets travelling to Angola. The Import Permit is valid for 30 days and must be translated by a sworn translator of the court into English.

6. Health Certificate

Your pet must have a Health Certificate issued by a private veterinarian, confirming compliance with the above requirements, and countersigned by the State Vet. This must be done within 72 hours of departure. We provide our clients with a completed and accurate Health Certificate, along with clear guidance on what needs to be done.

If you have any further questions, please contact Global Paws. We're here to help!

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