United Arab Emirates

Relocating pets dogs cats from or to the UAE United Arabic Emirates

General information:
The UAE is becoming more and more accustomed to coexisting with animals as time goes by but expats should still be prepared to limit the public appearances their furry friends may make. The UAE allows two pets to enter the country per person. The UAE is home to a good variety of veterinaries with doctors from different areas of the world, good groomers, pet accessory shops and kennels are also available.
It is important to note that certain dog breeds are banned from entering the UAE, be sure that your dog isn’t on the official list of restricted breeds before you begin shipping preparations. You should also keep in mind that summers are very hot and that even if your pet is not on the restricted list it may not be a very good idea for Fluffy to relocate.

Relocation information:
The pet import requirements for the UAE may seem a bit overwhelming at first glance but take comfort in the fact that many expats live in the UAE and many have moved their pets in and out safely.

Before traveling
Moving a pet to the United Arab Emirates is partly done online, your import permit is easily obtained and paid for if you already have your new ID number and address in the UAE. The import permit will list the requirements for your pet to enter.

Some of the requirements:
Microchip
Each pet shall be identified by means of a microchip. No other form of identification is acceptable.
Rabies Vaccination and Certificate
All pets must have an original Rabies Certificate signed by the vet. The rabies vaccine must be at least 21 days old.
Rabies Antibody Titer Test
After the rabies vaccination (at least 21 days later), pets must receive a rabies antibody titer test to ensure that the rabies vaccination has provided adequate rabies antibody levels and must be tested by a government-approved facility. Your vet will send these to the approved lab.
Your new address and ID in the UAE
To obtain an import permit for the UAE you must have a valid address in the UAE. With your ID you can sign in on the government website, this website has a lot of information and is not just used for pet relocation.

Attention: This information is to be used as general guidelines and may not be updated or complete to meet the current requirements. Before you travel, be sure to contact JetPetGlobal.

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