Angola does not quarantine healthy pets. Dogs and cats must have rabies shots and vaccinated for various other diseases within six months, but not less than 30 days prior to arrival in Angola. Heartworm medication is also advised. Within several weeks of travel, the Angola Veterinary Certificate must be completed. A copy of the Rabies Certificate should also be included.
Although Angola does not require an ISO pet microchip, it is advisable to micro-chipped your pet prior to travelling.
Failure to comply with these regulations will mean that your pet may be refused entry and the relevant authority in consultation with an authorised veterinarian can decide to return the pet home, or place the pet in quarantine at the expense of the owner or natural person responsible for pet, or as a last resort, without financial compensation, put the pet down where the return trip home or quarantine cannot be arranged.
All other pets (birds, invertebrates, tropical fish, reptiles, amphibian, mammals such as rodents and rabbits) are not subject to the regulations in respect of the anti-rabies vaccination but may have to meet other requirements as to a limit on the number of animals and a certificate to accompany them in respect of other diseases. Pet owners are strongly advised to seek further information from the relevant authority of their country and/or that of Angola.
Do note that the mange parasite is prevalent in Angola; infection may occur if a pet comes in contact with infected animals.