Pet Travel Question: considering a move from the UK to Saudi Arabia (and back)

Name: Peter
Number of Pets: 2
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Cairn terriers
From: Saudi Arabia
To: UK

I am considering taking an assignment in Saudi Arabia for three years. I think I have worked out the rules for getting my dogs into Saudi from the UK in the first place, but I just need to know the best way of getting them back without a lengthy quarantine at the end of the assignment. Thanks, -Peter



Hi Peter,

Thanks for the question. You're definitely on the right track by thinking ahead, as returning to a rabies-free country like the UK will require a little more work.

Here are the import requirements for the UK -- since Saudi Arabia is not an EU or rabies-free country, it looks like you will face a quarantine. Find out more on the DEFRA website, and contact us if you have more questions or if you'd like some help carrying out your move.

Check out our blog for more information about pet travel in general. We have covered a variety of topics, including pet moves to Saudi Arabia, which can hopefully be of help to you. Good luck and keep in touch!

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