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Bringing Pets

An import permit is required to bring a pet into Nigeria. If you are bringing a pet, the animal will need proof of rabies vaccination and a certificate of good health from a veterinarian. The originals of these documents should travel with the pet, but be sure to have copies with you. If a pet is brought in without the necessary documents, the pet can be detained and a fine can be assessed. Contact the Nigerian Consulate or Embassy for more information.

It is the owner's responsibility to apply for the permit. The permit takes at least two weeks to obtain and the following information is needed:

• breed;
• age;
• sex;
• colour;
• pet's country of origin;
• owner's name;
• method of transportation;
• port of entry into Nigeria; and
• the estimated date(s) of arrival.

While there are veterinarians in Abuja and Lagos, they do not always practice to the same standards as those in western countries. Their offices are rudimentary and medicines and vaccines are not always available. Bring pet food and other supplies in your shipments. While available locally, these are extremely expensive.





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