Importation of Pets
To take a pet/dog or cat to Kenya the following is required for issuance of Pet Import license:
• A formal letter indicating the importers name and address
• Current Health Certificate from a Veterinary doctor (this should be legalized by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
• A fee of Euro 20.00 payable for the legalization of the pet's health certificate and Euro 10.00 for the issuance of a pet permit.
Conditions for importing a canine or feline animal into Kenya
1. No canine or feline animal shall be imported into Kenya from any country unless accompanied by an international veterinary certificate issued by the Veterinary Authority of the Netherlands attesting that the animal:
(a) showed no clinical sign of rabies on the day of shipment;
(b) was kept since birth or for at least six months prior to shipment in a rabies free country as defined in the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) Terrestrial Animal Health Code or satisfy the following conditions:
i. showed no clinical sign of rabies within 48 hours of shipment and either;
ii. were identified by a permanent mark (such as a microchip) and their identification number shall be stated in the certificate or had any other adequate identification; and
iii. were vaccinated against rabies: not less than six months and not more than a year prior to shipment in the case of primary vaccination, and not more than one year prior to shipment in the case of a booster vaccination;
iv. were subjected not less than 3 months and not more than 24 months prior to shipment to an antibody test as prescribed in the OIE Terrestrial Manual with a positive result equivalent to at least 0.5 IU/ml;
(c) is clinically free of symptoms of any other contagious and infectious disease and internal and external parasites, the certificate being dated not more than 48 hours before embarkation.
2. The animal shall be accompanied by the certificate from the captain of the ship or aircraft or driver of the vessel in which the animal travelled to Kenya certifying that the animal has not left the vessel between the place of embarkation and the place of entry into Kenya and has been isolated from all other canines and feline animals throughout the journey.
3. The import permit shall only be for one consignment.
4. This import permit shall accompany the animal during importation.
5. The arrival of any animal entering Kenya other than by sea at Mombasa or by air at Nairobi must be reported to the nearest veterinary office within three days of arrival.
6. Animals in transit for less than 48 hours need not have certificates but will be kept in isolation, at the owners expense, during this period. Such animals will only be allowed to leave Kenya by air or by sea.
7. Animals entering Kenya should travel as Manifest Cargo and use the Freight compartment of the aircraft. They should not travel as baggage-cargo or in passenger cabins.
Kenya Filming License
Generally, all filming License applications to film in Kenya are issued by Film Licensing Department. Private production companies or individuals are requested to submit their applications through a local agent registered with the Ministry, while Government agencies may submit their applications through the local agents or through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Applications to make a documentary or a commercial advertisement film must be received at the Ministry at least fourteen (14) days in advance before issuance of a license. Applications for a feature film must be submitted at least thirty (30) days in advance.
For more information contact
Department of Film Services,
Ministry of Information and Communications,
Mwembere Road, South B,
P. O. Box 74934 - 00200, Nairobi, Kenya.