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, Petrelocation.com, 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

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