South Africa

Notice:If you have any questions or concerns regarding the procedures and requirements for exporting animals, animal products, or to obtain a zoosanitary certificate for an animal product, you should contact the VS Field Office covering the area from where the animal or product will be exported (or the area in which your office is located).

Animal Products

Live Animals

South Africa - Summary of Requirements for Animals




Notice: An import permit must be obtained from the Republic of South Africa, and space reserved at the official quarantine station


NOTE: Import Permits from the Republic of South Africa are required for live poultry, birds, day-old chick and hatching eggs.

Laboratory Rodents

For species not listed, the requirements are not known. However, exporters wanting to ship livestock or germplasm whose requirements are not listed in the IREGS, should have the interested party (importer/buyer) in the country of destination apply for an Import Permit at the appropriate ministry. This Import Permit will most likely outline the specific requirements.

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