Harare - Post Report Question and Answers

Are qualified veterinarians and/or good kennel services available? Do animals need to be quarantined upon entry to the country? Are there other considerations regarding pets that are particular to this country?

No. There are no qualified veterinarians. There are a lot of veterinarians; none are competent. Please take this seriously. Your pets will be in danger here. Importing pets can be difficult. There is no official quarantine, but application of entry/import rules is arbitrary at best, and the bilateral relationship is poor. This means that retaliation often targets diplomats on a personal level, and that can mean your pets. - Jan 2024

Yes, great veterinarian care. No quarantine required. Beware of street dogs, many were trained to be aggressive for security purposes. - May 2021

Yes. - Feb 2020

Vets are supposed to be good. - Feb 2019

Yes. There are vets near most neighborhoods and 24-hour vet services. No quarantine. Most Zims are not really into dogs, but the expats here are. Your dog can have so many doggie friends. - Apr 2018

Great vets and kennel service and so much cheaper than in the US. No quarantine. Just be careful. If you are dog lover you will want to get a ridgeback. They are so much more pure bred than what we find in the states. - Sep 2017

Yes - many good ones but also exceptions that should be avoided. No quarantine and when your documentation for the pets is OK, no problem with getting them in. - Jul 2017

Great vets.No quarantine. We also used local facilitators to get our dog on the plane when we left. - Jul 2017

Don't know about quarantine but many people have pets and speak highly of the pet care here - Apr 2016

No quarantine. There are lots of veterinarians and kennels in town. - Dec 2013

Incoming pets do not need to be quarantined, but avoid transiting South Africa if possible, as SA does require quarantine or permits even if just transiting. - Jul 2013

If they go through South Africa, yes. Sending a pet through SA is expensive and complicated. - Jun 2009

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