How to immigrate with your Pet from South Africa to Mauritius.
Bringing your pet with you to Mauritius from South Africa involves complex paperwork and there are many rules and regulations. PETport is here to make the process easier for both you and your pet!
Most frequent questions and answers
Pets are well looked after on a plane. They are placed in a comfortable carrier and travel in a heated section in the hold. All efforts are made by PETport and the handling crew to ensure that your pet is as secure and comfortable as possible.
Pets have a way of “hunkering down” during an anxious experience. Once the plane’s lights have been dimmed, your pet will likely be soothed by the hum of the plane and will be able to go to sleep.
If you would like to use a calming product, Calmeze tablets work well for dogs, while the gel is recommended for cats.
The cost will depend on the size of your pet, date of travel and airline used. It is actually more affordable than you think! Contact us today for an accurate quote!
Your pet will be cared for well by professionals during the quarantine period. They will have a comfortable place to stay and will be given fresh food and water at all times. Rest assured, your pet’s best interests are taken into account at all times.
Each pet differs, of course, but generally speaking, Mauritius has similar weather to South Africa and your pet should settle in very well with very little adaption issues.
Most dogs and cats are allowed to enter Mauritius but there are some exceptions.
All dogs and cats require a Rabies vaccination that must be administered when they are at least 3 months old, so younger animals will not be allowed into the country.
Banned dog breeds
Mauritius has a list of banned dog breeds and these include:
American Staffordshire Terrier
American Pit Bull Terrier
Blue Nose Pit Bull
Red Nose Pit Bull
If your dog is one of the following purebred breeds, you will need proof of registration with a recognized authority:
Other types of pets
If you have a bird, fish, mammal or reptile, you won’t need a Rabies vaccine but your pet will need to travel with a health certificate as well as a cities permit.