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ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK

Veterinary Regulations

Veterinary Regulations

DEAR VALUED GUESTS & VISITORS ENTERING/EXITING THROUGH THE FOLLOWING GATES AT ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK:

  • ANDERSON GATE
  • VON LINDEQUIST GATE
  • GALTON GATE

As per letter dated 29 May 2007 (download the letter here) from the Ministry of Agriculture, Water & Forestry, Directorate of Veterinary Services, please take note of the following important information regarding Veterinary Cordon Gates control – in this case Anderson Gate, Von Lindequist Gate & Galton Gate – Etosha National Park:

1. The following animals/infectious things MAY NOT under any circumstances be allowed to move southwards through the Veterinary Cordon Fence:

  1. All cloven hoofed animals.
    Exceptions: sheep and goats in a sealed vehicle, originating from an official veterinary quarantine facility accompanied by a valid red cross permit. (Refer to 2a).Raw meat of animals of cloven hoofed animals. Exceptions: raw meat in sealed containers from officially approved abattoirs, accompanied by a valid veterinary permit for each consignment. (Refer to 2b)
  2. Raw meat of animals of cloven hoofed animals. Exceptions: raw meat in sealed containers from officially approved abattoirs, accompanied by a valid veterinary permit for each consignment. (Refer to 2b)
  3. Raw/fresh milk. (Refer to 3i)

2. The following may cross the Cordon Fence southwards WITH a veterinary permit:

  1. Sheep and goats in a sealed vehicle, originating from an official veterinary quarantine facility, accompanied by a valid veterinary red cross permit. (Refer to 1a)
  2. Raw meat in sealed containers from officially approved abattoirs, accompanied by a valid veterinary permit for each consignment. (Refer to 1b).
  3. Hair, bristle, wool, horns, bone, semen, blood, manure and skin of animals.
  4. Grass, hay, straw, lucerne.
  5. Wild animals without cloven hooves: zebra, rhinoceros, elephant, wild carnivores, etc.
  6. Bone, bone meal, carcass meal and blood meal.
  7. Hides and skins which undergone official quarantine.

3. The following may cross the Cordon Fence southwards WITHOUT a veterinary permit:

  1. Dogs and cats.Horses,
  2. Horses, donkeys and mules.
  3. Live poultry and birds, feathers, eggs and raw meat of poultry and birds (unless restrictions are officially announced for the area to avian diseases).
  4. Fish, reptiles, frogs and worms.
  5. Wood carvings, mats, baskets, curios and pottery.Rolls of tobacco, buchu leaves and powder,
  6. Rolls of tobacco, buchu leaves and powder, firewood.
  7. Vegetables, fruit, wild fruit, free from manure/blood.
  8. Leafy vegetables such as cabbage, spinach, lettuce, celery, etc. if free from manure/blood.
  9. Pot-plants, sedges, palm branches, leaves, vegetables runners, seeds of plants including maize, mahangu, cereals: loose or in containers or bags, provided they are free from manure/blood.
  10. Used/unused jute bags, lariats (rieme), ropes and meat clothes free from manure/blood.
  11. Curds (sour milk), whey, butter, margarine and cheese.
  12. Maximum five litres of boiled milk, or sealed containers of pasteurized milk.
  13. Cooked travel rations (padkos) – all portions of meat must be cooked and free of blood (Refer to 1b).

Please note that the above may change without prior notice if the disease status of an area changes, or due to changes in the OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Code.
For inquiries call:
Directorate of Veterinary Affairs
+264 61 276580 or
+164 61 208 7506

Download the letter here