Egypt is taking the lead this month with the amount of expatriates' pets we are moving to Egypt. Are you also ready to set off and go experience the spectacular monuments of ancient Egyptian culture? Cairo is world renowned for being the "Jewel of the Nile"she wonŒt disappoint you as she offers all visitors an incredible selection of shopping leisure, culture and attractions making this a truly memorable experience. Although many of you are moving with your pets to Egypt for work, it is the recreation that makes it worthwhile for all members of your family!
The Great Pyramids, the Sphinx, Luxor and Abu-Simbel are all must see attractions. Dont forget to peruse the Egyptian Museum, and in the south; Old Cairo, the oldest Islamic and Christian part of the city. Old Cairo features the famous Khan el Khalili Bazaar and the Citadel. Cairo Tower is a modern 187 meter-high tower provides a scenic view of the entire city. Have dinner at the magnificent revolving restaurant located on the rooftop of the Tower. Or for a truly unique dining experience, you can dine in a floating restaurant on the Nile! Cairo is a city that seems to never sleep; she is constantly energetic with life and activity. Also donҒt forget that Cairo comes alive at night. The streets are paved with quaint cafes which are just perfect to relax and unwind after a busy day sight seeing once the sun has gone down over the city of Cairo and cast its shadow across the pyramids.
A selection of pet friendly accommodations follows but as each hotel has its own policy regarding pets, it is best to contact them directly for specific information.
Hilton Pyramids Golf Resort; Oasis Road; Cairo: Located on an 18 hole Golf Course, beautifully landscaped and in close proximity to the Pyramids of Giza- one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
Marriott Cairo Hotel and Casino; Cairo:
Fit for a king and his royal family is an apt description of the exquisite Cairo Marriott Palace. The Cairo Marriott hotel and casino brings a whole new dimension to the art of good living. Twelve high speed lifts whisk guests to the cosseting comfort of 1,250 luxury rooms, including executive and corporate suites, in addition to seven presidential suites all tastefully furnished and equipped to the most demanding international standardsand best of all, your loving pet is a most welcome guest, pampered to a royal treat in palatial surroundings.
The Cairo Ramses Hilton; Cairo: is situated in the downtown commercial area overlooking the Nile and the famous Egyptian museum. The hotel offers easy access to the main shopping areas / restaurants and theatres. Sightseers will find plenty to occupy them in the hotel's vicinity, including the Egyptian Museum located just next door. Cairo International Airport is 24 kilometres away, around 40 minutes by car.
Four Seasons Hotel; Cairo: This lovely hotel comprises 269 rooms rising twenty stories high and there is a one pet per room policy, and your travel companion must be no larger than a beagle in size. Pets are not to be left unattended in the room, nor are children! With dramatic views of the Nile and the great pyramids and yet conveniently located only moments away from down town.
Before you begin to book your travel plans, make sure you pay attention to Egypt's Import Rules and Regulations:
Before beginning these import procedures, make sure that your vet is approved by the Government Veterinarian Authority in the country of origin. For example, if an animal is departing the United States, the vet will need to be USDA Accredited.
Requirements in Summary
1. All animals need to be implanted with a microchip: Compatible with international standards (ISO 11784/11785).
2. All animals need to have Full Vaccinations:
Dogs: Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvo, Leptospirosis, (DHLPP) and Rabies within the last 12 months or a minimum of 4 weeks before arrival.
Cats: Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia (FVRCP), and Rabies within the last 12 months or a minimum of 4 weeks before arrival.
The original vaccine certificate needs travel with the pets. The certificate should state:
-Name of Pet
-Name of Owner
-Birth Date / Age
-Vaccine info (manufacturer, validity dates, batch numbers, etcŅ)
3. When traveling from the US, an APHIS form 7001 issued within 10 days of departure: Your vet should have these in stock. Its a good idea to call ahead and ask. This is an international health certificate that needs to be completed by your vet and sent to the USDA for the correct endorsement. Speak to your PetRelocation.com specialist regarding the USDA portion of this process as certain packages have this included. This certificate does not exempt the pets from examination by an Egyptian Ministry of Agriculture Veterinarian upon arrival. If disease is suspected, quarantine will last no longer than 15 days.
Hope this helps and good luck on your pet travels to Egypt!