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Countries at high-risk for dog rabies

New measure prohibiting the entry of commercial dogs from countries at high-risk for dog rabies takes effect on World Rabies Day

As of September 28, 2022, the entry of commercial dogs into Canada from countries at high-risk for dog rabies will be prohibited until further notice. As of this date, commercial dogs from countries at high-risk for dog rabies will not be permitted to enter Canada and import permits will no longer be issued. Commercial dogs include dogs intended for purposes such as being given/transferred to another person, resale, adoption, fostering, breeding, show or exhibition and research.

The following countries are considered by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) as being high-risk for rabies caused by canine-variant viruses (dog rabies):

Africa

Americas and Caribbean

Asia and the Middle East, Eastern Europe

This list is reviewed regularly and is subject to change.

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