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What are Afghanistan’s pets import regulations?

Afghanistan does not quarantine cats and dogs that meet the following requirements. All requirements also apply to service and emotional support animals.

  • Pet Microchip: Afghanistan does not require that your pet be identified with a pet microchip, but it is recommended that you microchip your pet and register your contact information prior to traveling as a means of identification should your pet be lost or separated from you. If your pet does not have a registered microchip, make sure your pets are wearing tags that identify them and have contact information for the owner.
  • Vaccinations: Your pet must be vaccinated for rabies between 21 days and one year prior to entering the country. Dogs should be vaccinated against distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, and parvovirus. Cats should be vaccinated against feline viral rhinotracheitis, panlieukopenia and feline leukemia.
  • Rabies Titer Test: A rabies titer test is not required to enter Afghanistan from any country.
  • Health Certificate: A USDA (or CFIA) accredited veterinarian must complete the Veterinary Certificate for Afghanistan for endorsement by the USDA or CFIA if your pet is traveling from the United States or Canada.  If you are not traveling from either of these countries, the Governing Authority responsible for the import and export of pets should endorse the forms.
  • Import Permit: An import permit is not required when entering Afghanistan with a personal pet.
  • Ticks and Tapeworm Treatment: A ticks and tapeworm treatment is not required prior to entering Afghanistan but is recommended due to availability of these products in the country.
  • Entering Afghanistan by Air: Pets must enter Afghanistan as air cargo via Hamid Karzai International Airport at Kabul. You will need an IATA-compliant pet crate to transport your pet. Notice should be given to veterinary officials so they will be available to inspect your pet upon landing. All domestic dogs and cats must be free of evidence of disease communicable to humans when examined at the entry airport. If your dog or cat is not in apparent good health, further examination by a licensed veterinarian may be required at your expense.
  • Banned Breeds: Afghanistan does not publish a list of banned breeds.
  • Other Animals: Birds, invertebrates, tropical fish, reptiles, amphibia, mammals such as rodents and rabbits are not subject to requirements of rabies vaccination, but may have to meet other requirements and should have a health certificate to enter Afghanistan. Pet owners are strongly advised to seek further information from the relevant authority of their country and/or that of the country of destination.
  • CITES: If your pet is not a dog, cat or ferret, and especially if it is a turtle or parrot, you should verify that it is not protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).  You will need to apply for additional permits if this is the case. Over 180 countries participate and enforce CITES regulations.
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Who issues pets health certificate in Afghanistan?

The Afghanistan german shepherd dogs club issues passport for the pets, provides health certificate, vaccination and microchipping services.

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Afghanistan German Shepherd Dogs Club is a reliable organisation in Afghanistan that provides German Shepherd services including breeding, training, healthcare and sales services throughout the country.

December 2018

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