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Issuance of Transit Permit for livestock and livestock products


This service allows farmers to move animals across the country to their Destination Country. Origin should NOT have major Notifiable diseases for such livestock e.g. foot and mouth for cattle, Newcastle for chicken and African swine fever for pigs.

Who is eligible?

Anybody with the necessary documents

How do I get this service?
  • Email  DVSpermits [at] (DVSpermits[at]gov[dot]bw)
  • Call 002673689510/9513
  • Visit the nearest Registered Clearing Agents
  • Visit the nearest District Veterinary Office
What supporting documents are required?
  • Transit permit from other transit countries
  • Import permit from Destination country
  • Export permit from origin country
  • CITES permit in case of Game animals

For Dogs and Cats

  • Valid rabies immunisation record (For dogs and cats)
  • Kittens and puppies under 3 months old (Proof that  the mother (dam) was vaccinated against at least one month but not more than 12 months prior to giving birth
  • Proof that there are no movement restrictions for rabies control in your destination area.
  • Submitted the pets to the office for inspection before issuance of any permit
  • Veterinary Movement permit
  • Veterinary Health certificate or Health card
  • Rabies Certificate
  • Document must be in English
How long will this service take?
  • One (1) working day
How much does it cost?

Its free.

Where can I get more information on this Service

Department of Veterinary Services
Private Bag 0032 Gaborone
Tel. (+267) 3689513/3689510 
Fax. (+267) 3972381 

DVSpermits [at] (DVSpermits[at]gov[dot]bw)

Or any nearest District Veterinary Office

Call Centre
Tel. 17755 
Moa17755 [at] (Moa17755[at]gov[dot]bw)

Opening hours: 07:30 to 12:45 and 13:45 to 16:30, Monday to Friday except, public holiday‚Äč and weekends



Department of Wildlife and National Parks

Plot 50380 Moedi House, Fairgrounds



Licencing Office:  (+267) 3996550/40

Tel. (+267) 3971405

Fax. (+267) 3180775

Email: dwnp [at] (dwnp[at]gov[dot]bw)

Opening Hours: 07:30 to 12:45 and 12:45 to 16:30, Monday to Friday, except on Public Holidays

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