Pet Travel Question: Moving Birds to India

Hi PetRelocation,

I bought one green parrot here in Dubai and want to take this parrot to my home in India. What documents are required and which airlines can I choose from?
Someone told me that I need to prepare a document like a passport for my parrot, so please advise me about all the details so I can take my parrot home.


Hello Flavy,

Thanks for contacting us with your question. Unfortunately, birds cannot be imported to India at this time due to the threat of Avian Flu. Sorry to be the bearer of this news.
In general, international bird travel requires plenty of planning and attention to detail (but isn't necessarily impossible), so we suggest taking a look at these bird travel tips if you ever decide to move to a different place with your parrot. 
If you have other pets you may be moving to India, take a loot at the India pet import requirements along with these frequently asked pet travel questions. When traveling with pets, it's important to research all rules and requirements, choose a pet friendly airline, and purchase an airline approved pet travel crate. 

Please let us know if you have any questions about this, and if you ever need pet transport assistance in the future, you're welcome to reach out to us here for a consultation. 
Good luck and thanks again for reaching out!
Pet Travel Question Details:
Name: Flavy
From: Dubai, UAE
To: Mangalore, India
Pet: Green Parrot (Mittu)
Editor's Note: This post was originally published in December 2011 and has been updated with new information.


PetRelocation Team







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By on July 11, 2017 at 8:38 am

Hi Sachin, we recommend using to find a local agent who may be able to assist. Hope that helps, good luck!

By Majid on July 31, 2017 at 2:36 am

Hello, I am planning to take my blue /Gold Macaw bird to Pakistan from Dubai UAE on Vacations. Please Provide me with the info of paper works required Thanks

By on July 31, 2017 at 9:01 am

Hi Majid, thanks for the question! Here is a link to the official Pakistan government website as well as to our bird shipping guide.

Hope this helps to get you started! Good luck with everything, and if you find that you need some assistance, you're welcome to contact us for a consultation or use to find a local agent to assist you.


By Afg Omer on August 1, 2017 at 2:45 pm

Hello, I want to ask my friend to bring me a grey partridge bird from Afghanistan, what is the possibilities, any clue would be highly appreciated Afg Omer

By on August 1, 2017 at 3:57 pm

Hi Afg, if you're coming from Afghanistan and going to India, you won't be able to import your bird (there is currently a ban on birds coming into India). If you're moving to another country, please contact us to find out more about your options or use to find an agent who may be able to assist. Thanks and hope this helps!

By Zuber Sayyed on August 17, 2017 at 4:22 pm

I have brought two Indian red neck Parrots in Bahrain and after one year I want to take them to India... So what is the procedure And how much it will cost me.. Please I want your reply as soon as possible.... .

By on August 18, 2017 at 11:13 am

As mentioned in the post above, unfortunately birds cannot be imported to India at this time. Sorry we can't be more helpful or share more positive news, Zuber. Good luck with everything!

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