The importer should forward an International Veterinary Certificate issued by the Government Veterinary Authority in the exporting country of cats attesting that;
- The cat is clinically healthy, free from signs of any infectious and contagious diseases at the time of dispatch;
- The cat was not in contact with any animal showing any clinical signs of any infectious or contagious disease including rabies, Aujeszky’s disease, Filariasis, Leptospirosis for a period of minimum three (03) months immediately prior to embarkation;
- The cat has been vaccinated using recognized vaccines against feline panleucopaenia and rabies not less than thirty (30) days and not more than six (06) months immediately prior to embarkation;
- The cat has been treated for intestinal parasites using a broad- spectrum anthelmintic and, treated for external parasites within seven (07) days immediately prior to shipment using a reliable parasiticide;.
- The cat has been free from any blood parasite (blood test reports should be forwarded as proof).
- Cats are not allowed to be imported from BSE( Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy /mad cow disease) infected countries. (List of countries with BSE infestation - according to risk status)