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HIGH RISK COUNTRIES FOR DOG RABIES

Updated June 14, 2021

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 CDCanimalimports@cdc.gov 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.


Africa

· 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

· Kenya

· 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

· Uganda

· Western Sahara

· Zambia, Zimbabwe


Americas & Caribbean

· Belize, Bolivia, Brazil

· Colombia, Cuba

· Dominican Republic

· Ecuador, El Salvador

· Guatemala, Guyana

· Haiti, Honduras

· Nicaragua

· Peru

· Suriname

· Venezuela


Asia and the Middle East, Eastern Europe

· Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan

· Bangladesh, Belarus, Bhutan, Brunei

· Cambodia, China (excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan)

· Georgia

· India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq

· Jordan

· Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan

· Laos, Lebanon

· Malaysia, Moldova, Mongolia, Myanmar (Burma)

· Nepal, North Korea

· Oman

· Pakistan, Philippines

· Qatar

· Russia

· Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Syria

· Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste (East Timor), Turkey, Turkmenistan

· Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan

· Vietnam

· Yemen

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