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Last edited: 2002-09-29

Quarantine Restrictions on Pets

What quarantine restrictions exist for household pets

No problem if you are bringing pets into Ghana. You will need a Health Certificate from a qualified Vet registered for the purpose.

British Air, KLM, Swissair in particular I know bring down a lot and you could get direct info. Basically the same rules apply everywhere in the world.

On arrrival at the Airport, the animals are taken into quarantine for a few days and are observed for normal animal problems. My undersatanding is that the animals are looked after fairly well.

Anyway, you can get more direct information by calling the Airport Health Unit +233-21-776171 [THIS IS A SWITCHBOARD SO YOU HAVE TO ASK FOR PORT HEALTH] preferably from 09:00 - 12:30 then 13:30 - 16:00hrs GMT weekdays only.

NB: there is also the plant protection and quarantine division within the ministry of agric that quarantines plant products and parts at Ghana's major ports.