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 € 26 cash payable to Kenya Embassy – The Hague
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:
(a) The animal is accompanied by the certificate of a veterinary surgeon, signed not more than five days prior to the date of departure from the country of origin, certifying that the animal is free from clinical symptoms of any contagious or infectious disease.
(b) (i) The animal is accompanied by a valid Rabies vaccination certificate stating-
• The type, manufacturer and Batch No. of the vaccine;
• The apparent age of the animal at the time of vaccination;
• The date of vaccination.
(ii) Animals vaccinated against Rabies less than six months prior to arrival in Kenya must also be accompanied by a certificate signed by a Government Veterinary Officer of the country of origin stating that there has been no case of Rabies within 30 miles of the place of origin of the animal within the preceding six months.
(c) The animal is accompanied by a certificate from the Captain of the ship or aircraft in which the animal travelled to Kenya certifying that the animal has not left the aircraft between the place of embarkation and the place of entry into Kenya, and has been isolated from all other canine and feline animals throughout the journey.
2. Any animal arriving into Kenya without the certificates stated above will be kept in quarantine, at the expenses of the owner, for up to six months with the exception that-
(a) Dogs and cats, imported directly from Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden or the United Kingdom, need not have certificates as per para. 1 (b) above;
(b) Animals in transit for less than 48 hours need not have certificates as per para. 1 (b) above, 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 sea.
3 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.
4. Validity of Rabies Vaccines - A certificate of Rabies vaccination is valid for all canines which are over the age of six months at vaccination and for all felines which are over the age of four months at vaccination, for the period specified, providing that one of the following approved vaccines has been used:
a) Phenolized (inactivated) vaccine:
Canines and felines: One month to 12 months, post vaccination.
b) Living Avianized vaccine (Flury or Kelev strain)
Canines: One month to 36 months, post vaccination.
Felines: One month to 12 months, post vaccination
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.