Pet Import Regulations in Sri Lanka



As a saying goes, "A house is not a home without a pet." Indeed, many expatriates all over the world, no matter where the relocate, whichever corner of the world they go, prefer to have their pet at their sides.

For those who are relocating pets to Sri Lanka, preparation is the key. You may enlist the services of a company that does international pet relocation to Sri Lanka, as this would mean less hassle and better pet transport for your beloved animal.

Knowing a bit about pet import regulations would also help.

The first requirement that you would need to have is a valid import permit; this applies for whichever pet you intend to bring with you to Sri Lanka. This is issued by the Department of Animal Production and Health (DAPH).

You must also make sure to secure a veterinary certificate. This must be issued by a licensed veterinarian in your home country and the certificate should state that your pet is healthy, free of parasites, and has current vaccines.

Dogs, for example, should have been vaccinated against distemper, hepatitis, Leptospirosis, parvovirus, and kennel cough.

Cats, on the other hand, should have been vaccinated against infectious enteritis and respiratory viral diseases.

These documents must be presented upon entry at the Sri Lanka port of arrival. If it is determined that your pet does not have the necessary vaccines, it will be given upon arrival, and your pet may be placed in quarantine.

If you don't want to go through the intricacies of pet relocation, you may want to hire someone to just do the pet relocation service to Sri Lanka for you.



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