Pet Import Changes for Dubai, UAE

We have discussed several issues on moving with your pets to Dubai, United Arab Emirates in the past and today we,, received a new update.

The UAE Ministry of Environment & Water has once again changed/updated the requirements for pets entering the UAE at the end of May this year, 2007.

The most significant change was the additional requirement for a RNATT blood test result for pets traveling from certain countries.

The number of countries exempt from requiring the blood test has now increased and below is the updated list: i.e. if the pet is coming from one of the following countries, he/she does not require the RNATT blood test:

Australia, Austria, Andorra, Ascension Island, Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, Barbados, Bahrain, Bermuda, Belgium, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Mauritius, Mayote, Monaco, Montserrat, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Portugal, Qatar, Saint Vincent & The Grenadines, Saint Kitts & Nevis, San Marino, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United States, United Kingdom, Vanuatu, Vatican City, Wallis & Futuna.

The RNATT test result can now be from any accredited government laboratory and the result must not be less than 0.5 iu/ml. Furthermore there is no longer a set validity date by the Ministry.

If you’d like any further information, please do let us know


PetRelocation Team





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By triona coppinger on November 7, 2010 at 3:14 am

We are relocating to Dubai from Ireland and want to bring our dog (terrier) with us.Can you tell me the process involved, Thank you, Triona Coppinger

By ghrainne on September 17, 2010 at 11:46 am

im finding it difficult to get an import permit im coming from ireland to dubai with my dog can anyone help me please!!!!

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