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Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Check for Countries where African Swine Fever (ASF) and Other Diseases Are Known to Exist
Effective July 14, 2021, the CDC temporarily suspended (stopped) dog imports from countries classified as high-risk for rabies. Effective December 1, 2021, the CDC updated its requirements to allow certain U.S origin dogs returning to the U.S with their owner to be imported from countries classified as high-risk for rabies if the pet meets specific requirements. Learn more on CDC.gov.
Dogs imported for commercial sale or adoption must meet both APHIS Animal Care (AC) requirements as well as APHIS Veterinary Services (VS) requirements. As of August 16, 2021, VS has approved and implemented the Federal Order for Importation of Live Dogs for Resale from Regions Where African Swine Fever (AFS) Exists or is Reasonably Believed to Exist.