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South Africa (ZA)

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Importing country requirements

It is the exporter's responsibility to ensure that the animal meets the importing country requirements.

Information about the process required to import animals into South Africa can be found on the Republic of South Africa Government website.


Health requirements

As required by the importing cou​ntry.

The Babesia gibsoni IFA test is currently unavailable in Australia. For dogs being prepared for export to South Africa, the Department allows this test to be performed at the South African Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute (OVI). An import permit for the diagnostic (i.e. blood) sample may be required from the South African authority to enable testing.

All other tests must be performed at laboratories located in Australia. ​

Other requirements

Transport requirements

The importing country may have specific transport requirements and you should check this.

Return to Australia

If your animal is returning to Australia, you should make yourself familiar with the Department's requirements for importing live animals into Australia​. This is important as your animal may have been exposed to diseases that do not occur in Australia.

Basis for Micor entry

Importing country website and information.

Entry last reviewed 28 March 2023.

Latest updates

31/03/2023 - Guidance about testing requirements of Babesia gibsoni for dogs included.
Last updated: 31/03/2023 10:09 AMCreated: 15/01/2015 12:35 PM