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OOften our pets are part of the family. For some people that extends to travelling with their pets. As with any country, there are regulations that need to be followed when bringing animals in and out of South Africa.
Keep in mind that it is often more difficult travelling with pets to return to your country of origin from South Africa. Check requirements for the return trip carefully before bringing your pet into the country.
CComing into the country, the most important regulation is the quarantine period. While cats are completely exempt from quarantine, dogs from a number of specified countries, including Brazil, China, India, Japan, Korea, Mexico and the United Arab Emirates have a 14-day quarantine period.