Moving pets overseas
Moving pets to the United Arab Emirates (UAE)
As an animal-lover you must be aware of the laws which govern the import and export of domestic animals when moving to any country. Whilst laws which determine the safe import of pets to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are not as stringent as those in nearby countries, you still need to abide by certain regulations.
When moving, an import permit from the UAE’s Ministry of Agriculture is required for all cats and/or dogs. These papers need to be requested from the agency and any reputable removals agency should be able to obtain the documentation on your behalf.
An unusual law in the UAE which does not apply when importing animals to other areas of the globe regards the testing of dogs for Babesia. This test is carried out through a blood sample and must be undertaken within a fortnight of departure. Dogs also need to have up-to-date inoculations for Para-influenza, Parvo, Hepatitis, Distemper and Lepto.
Permanent identification by microchip, alongside a rabies vaccination is required at least a month before export, for all dogs and cats entering the UAE. Cats need to be up to date with their Feline Flu and Enteritis vaccines.
All pets arriving in the UAE must have export papers to accompany them, signed within 48 hours of leaving. They also need tick and tapeworm treatment to have been administered before their flight.
With all of these stipulations borne in mind it should be as easy as is possible to transport a pet into the country, however, customs departments worldwide present a hindrance to many travellers. To avoid the hassles of this process, Atlantic International Movers work with a specialist pet shipping company. Click here and complete the questionnaire for a quotation for shipping you pet to UAE (opens a new browser window).