Saturday, August 19, 2017

Export and Import Requirements for Pets



It’s that time of the year where many people get ready to travel abroad. While some look for boarding facilities for their pets, some consider taking them along. There are certain export requirements one must consider; also when importing a pet there’s a long list of must do’s. We got all the information for you from the experts from Dubai Kennels & Cattery (DKC) and DKC Veterinary Clinic (DKCVET), Lucinda Nattrass and Todd Carson.



Copy of vaccination card with full current vaccinations and full pet details, including the microchip number. Dogs must be vaccinated against rabies, distemper, canine hepatitis, leptospirosis and parvovirus. Cats must be vaccinated against rabies, feline rhinotracheitis, calicivirus and panleukopnia. Rabies vaccination must have been given within a year and be over 21 days old.

RNATT blood test result from an accredited laboratory. The sampling date must have been within 1 year of arrival and must not be less than 0.5 iu/ml. For primary rabies vaccinations, an absolute minimum of 21 days must pass before blood for the RNATT test can be drawn. Unless the pet is arriving from one of these countries:

Australia, Austria, Andorra, Aruba, Barbados, Bahrain, Belgium, Comoros, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Finland, French Polynesia, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Portugal, Qatar, San Marino, Seychelles, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Vanuatu.

  • Copy of the owner’s/consignee’s passport.
  • Customer details: phone, email and UAE delivery address or our DKC Import form:
  • Clearance Authorization Form signed by pet owner:
  • Confirmation of UAE airport of arrival.
  • Copy of Import Permit (if DKC do not procure on your behalf)
  • Prior to pet’s arrival, a copy of the AWB at least 24 hours in advance of travel during the UAE workweek.
  • Prior to pet’s arrival, a copy of the government/ministry international health certificate.