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Zambia (ZM)

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Importing country requirements

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

An import permit is required and is available from:

Department of Research and Specialist Services
Mulungushi House
PO Box 50060
Where an importing country issues an import permit, the exporter must ensure the animal meets any requirements in the permit.

Health requirements

As importing country requirements may change without advice to the Department you should check the import documents and/or the country website carefully at the time of preparation for export.

The following information was provided in a permit issued by the Zambian authorities in April 2018:

A health certificate, signed by an Australian Government Veterinary Officer is required, to the effect that the dog(s) is healthy and fit to travel with the animals having been examined 48 hours prior to dispatch.

  1. (f)  The animals should originate from an area free from quarantine restrictions for contagious or infectious diseases for the species are susceptible OR if the animals are from within 24 kilometres of an area with a contagious or an infectious disease for the species are susceptible, they must have been vaccinated with an approved vaccine and hold a valid vaccination certificate.

  2. (g)  All canine and feline animals should have been vaccinated against Rabies with an approved Rabies vaccine:

    • Not less than 14 days prior to date of shipment.
    • Not more than one year prior to shipment in case of a primary and booster vaccination.
    • For animals less than 3 months old the mother must have been vaccinated within one year prior to date of shipment.

  3. (h)   The animals must be free from internal or external parasites OR should have been treated for ecto and endo-parasites at least 1 week before date of shipment.

Other requirements

Transport requirements

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

Pre- and post-arrival quarantine requirements

The importing country may have specific pre- and post-arrival quarantine 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

Based on a permit issued in April 2018.

Entry last reviewed 6 August 2021.

Latest updates

26/08/2021 - Extensive changes were made to all sections of this entry.
Last updated: 31/03/2023 12:36 AMCreated: 15/01/2015 12:41 PM