MOVING PETS TO SRI LANKA: HOW IS THIS DONE?
You’re about to set off for Sri Lanka and your four-legged companion is included in the trip. Here is the procedure to be followed before departure.
By choosing the PREMIUM package, we can take care of all, or some of these steps for you.
The minimum time period between the start of formalities to be carried out and your pet’s trip to Sri Lanka is at least one month.
VETERINARY PROTOCOL AND ADMINISTRATIVE STEPS ABOUT ANIMAL TRANSPORT TO SRI LANKA
Before departure, your pet must have:
- A pet passport. Your vet will be able to provide you with one
- A microchip for identification purposes
- All their vaccinations must be up-to-date. The vaccine against rabies must date back more than 30 days, but less than a year prior to the departure.
For the transportation of domestic animals (dogs and cats), the process is the same:
- You will need to apply for an import permit from the “Department of Animal Production and Health”.
- Now your departure date has been set, and you have the permit, you just have to get a certificate of good health from your vet within the 7 days prior to departure (it is issued as a document separate to the passport)
- Please note that cats and dogs are subjected to a minimum of 3 days quarantine observation at Katunayake Quarantine Station, since July 2016.
To have the pet passport and certificate of good health approved, you need to make an appointment with the Departmental Directorate for Public Protection (the “DDPP”) in your region. They will stamp the documents with an official stamp to approve them.
Need help with these procedures? Contact us.