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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 is temporarily suspending (stopping) dog imports from countries classified as high-risk for rabies. The suspension includes U.S.-origin pet dogs returning to the U.S. from any high-risk rabies country unless the pet meets specific criteria. Learn more about the CDC's dog import suspension.
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.