Importing Pets In to Sri Lanka

Pet Express provides complete Import Quarantine and Customs documentation, obtaining necessary import permits, import licenses, Customs clearances, and quarantine clearances for your pet child arriving in Sri Lanka.

Our specialist customs brokerage team will offer an on-arrival customs clearance within 03-04 Hours from the arrival of the flight at the air cargo terminal.

As per the animal quarantine regulations of Sri Lanka; all pets (cats & dogs) are subject to quarantine before being released. All pet cats and dogs arriving in Colombo airport are subject to an official quarantine health inspection at the Katunayake Animal Quarantine Station by the Ministry Vets. The Government Vets will examine the health of the pets and check the documents before the pets are cleared through Animal Quarantine Service.

The Government Vets are only available at the Katunayake Animal Quarantine Station from Monday to Friday excluding public holidays and weekends from 8.30 AM to 4.00 pm.

The Government Vets are only available at the Katunayake Animal Quarantine Station from Monday to Friday excluding public holidays and weekends from 8.30 AM to 4.00 pm.

Exporting Pets from Sri Lanka

Pet Express provides complete Export Customs documentation, Customs Declaration of the pets, and obtaining necessary Export Customs approvals for your pet's relocation process. Our team consists of in-house customs brokers who possess extensive experience in handling live animal shipments over long period of time.

If the pets are quarantined during weekends or public holidays; Food & Care must be provided by the pet owner at the expense and risk of the pet owner. There must be a caretaker or the pet owner to look after the pet during the quarantine period. There are adequate rooms/facilities provided for the pet owner to stay with the pet at the quarantine facility with the pet until the pet is released.

Since there will be quarantine involved, Pet Express suggests that pets arrive in Colombo from Monday to Friday during morning hours which will enable a smooth same day customs / quarantine clearance.

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