Requirements for Import into Kenya
An Import Permit into Kenya is valid for 90 days from date of issue, and must be obtained through an Authorized Agent in Kenya or from the Kenyan High Commission in the country of origin. In order to attain an Import Permit into Kenya, the following documents are required:
Before the pet(s) arrives, we will also need copies of the following documents:
ALL ORIGINAL documents MUST travel WITH the animal. However, please keep copies of everything in case they get lost.
If all the paperwork and vaccinations are correct before travel, there is no need for quarantine in Kenya.
Microchips are not compulsory for entry into Kenya, although it is advisable in case of future travel, and as a good form of identification.
Rabies antibody titre testing (RNATT) is NOT YET a requirement for entry into Kenya. However, it is advisable if the pet may travel again, especially to an EU country in the future. Vaccinations must then be kept STRICTLY up-to-date for the RNATT to remain valid.
All pets arriving into Kenya should do so as MANIFEST CARGO. However, there are still a few airlines that will allow pets as 'accompanied baggage', especially if small or a cat - and in these cases we can assist with the clearing, but all the import charges remain the same. Confirm with your airline first that they offer this option.