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Need to move your pet to Johannesburg, South Africa (JNB)?

Allow our skilled pet shipping team to assist you, whether it’s for domestic or international pet transportation. Count on our experienced professionals to guarantee the safe arrival of your beloved pet.

Our Johannesburg, South Africa pet shipping services include:

  • Door to door transport, both international and domestic.

  • Assistance with health certificates, import certificates, and other travel documents.

  • USDA endorsement of all relevant documents where required.

  • Airline approved flight kennels provided with personalized labels, identification and emergency notification instructions.

  • Customs clearance and delivery to your home.

  • Local pet taxi service to and from the airport, your home, veterinarian or kennel/boarding facility – available in the US and Africa.

  • Travel consultation and cargo flight reservations.

  • We will inform you of your pet’s full itinerary before the trip and we will update you as your pet travels to or from OR Tambo International Airport (JNB).

Paperwork and Veterinary Requirements

  • It’s best to have 0x Cargo or an equally qualified IPATA agent help guide and plan your pet’s pre-move preparations. For now, the following information serves as a guide in order to prepare your pet to enter Africa.


Must be administered before any other veterinary procedures.

  • Dogs and cats must be identifiable by microchip. There are no exceptions to this rule.

  • The microchip should be ISO compliant and 15 digits long.If your pet does not have an ISO compliant chip, your pet will have to travel with a microchip reader attached to the crate. Alternatively, your vet can implant a new ISO compliant chip in addition to the existing non-ISO compatible chip.
    After implanting the chip, your pet will have to be revaccinated in order for the new vaccination to be valid.


  • Rabies vaccination more than 30 days but less than 1 year from export.

  • Other vaccines are not required, but the vaccines below are recommended, particularly if your pet may need to be boarded before or after travel.Dogs: Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parainfluenza and Parvovirus (DHLPP) and Bordetella.
    Cats: Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus and Panleukopenia (FVRCP)

Blood Tests

To be completed at least 6 months prior to entry into Japan.

  • Brucella Canis, Trypanosmoa evansi, babesia Gibsoni, Dirodilaria Immitis, Leishmaniosis.

Paperwork Requirements

Health Examination for Health Certificate

Must be conducted within 10 days of departure

  • At this point in your pet’s move, one of our pet shipping specialists will pre-complete the correct health certificate and email it to you veterinarian for signature at the physical appointment. We provide all documents and are available to answer any questions and troubleshoot issues that may arise.

  • Treatments against Dirofilaria immitis, Leishmania and Babesia Gibsoni required.

USDA Endorsement

Must be completed before departure

  • After your pet has been examined by your veterinarian and the health certificate has been completed and signed, the health certificate must be submitted to the USDA office to be endorsed. 0x Cargo will coordinate this process with your doctor.

  • If a military veterinarian completes your pet’s health certificate, the USDA endorsement is not needed. A military veterinarian is a Veterinary Corps Officer or civilian GS-0701 series government veterinarian employed by the U.S Army Veterinary Service.

The requirements above for moving your pet to Johannesburg, South Africa can also be found on USDA’s website.

Airport Information

  • O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) is one of the main international airports for US based pets to arrive in Africa. 0x Cargo can arrange for further transport to another city after arrival.

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