Update: New Pet Import Rules for the United Arab Emirates
Pet Transport to the UAE
The United Arab Emirates Ministry of Environment and Water recently announced a few changes to the UAE pet import requirements.
Specifically, the list of countries exempt from requiring the rabies blood test (or titer test) has changed -- some countries have been added to the list, and some (the United States and Canada, for example) have been removed.
Pets traveling from the United States and other non-exempt countries must now secure a Rabies Blood Test Certificate from an accredited lab.
The primary rabies vaccine should be done at least 21 days before the titer test, and the titer is valid for one year.
As of now, pets traveling to the UAE from the following countries do not need a titer test:
Australia, Austria, Andorra, Aruba, Barbados, Bahrain, Belgium, Comoros, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, French Polynesia, Falkland Islands, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Portugal, Qatar, San Marino, Seychelles, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and Vanuatu.
Please read more about pet travel to the UAE, and feel free to contact PetRelocation if you have any questions about your upcoming relocation.