For detailed instructions on the export of pets to South Africa, go to the website of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA)


South Africa requires an import permit for dogs and cats and negative results from blood tests for certain diseases (Brucella canis, Trypanosoma evansi, Babesia gibsoni, Dirofilaria immitis, Leishmania) or alternatively guarantees by the authorities in the country of departure (=Finland) that the country is free from these diseases. However, Finland does not have official status as being free from these diseases.