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Tuesday, 15 June 2021

U.S. Bans Dog Imports From 113 Countries

Featured Written by cdc.gov

These countries and political units are considered high risk for importing dog rabies into the United States. Beginning July 14, 2021, there is a temporary suspension which prohibits the entry of dogs into the United States arriving from the countries listed below.

On an extremely limited basis, CDC has the authority to issue advance written approval (CDC Dog Import Permit) to bring a dog from a high-risk country.

If you wish to import a dog from a high-risk country, you must request advance written approval (CDC Dog Import Permit) from CDC by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at least 30 business days (6 weeks) before you intend to enter the United States.

No CDC Dog Import Permits are issued upon arrival. Dogs that arrive from high-risk countries without advance written approval from CDC will be denied entry and returned to the country of departure at the importer’s expense.

Algeria, Angola
Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi
Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Côte D’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti
Egypt (Temporary importation suspension of dogs from Egypt until further notice)
Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini (Swaziland), Ethiopia
Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau
Lesotho, Liberia, Libya
Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique
Namibia, Niger, Nigeria
Republic of the Congo, Rwanda
Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan
Tanzania (including Zanzibar), Togo, Tunisia
Western Sahara
Zambia, Zimbabwe
Americas & Caribbean
Belize, Bolivia, Brazil
Colombia, Cuba
Dominican Republic
Ecuador, El Salvador
Guatemala, Guyana
Haiti, Honduras
Asia and the Middle East, Eastern Europe
Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan
Bangladesh, Belarus, Bhutan, Brunei
Cambodia, China (excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan)
India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq
Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan
Laos, Lebanon
Malaysia, Moldova, Mongolia, Myanmar (Burma)
Nepal, North Korea
Pakistan, Philippines
Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Syria
Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste (East Timor), Turkey, Turkmenistan
Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan

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