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United Arab Emirates (AE)

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Importing country requirements

It is the exporter's responsibility to ensure that the animal meets the importing country requirements.

An import permit is required and is obtainable from: 

The United Arab Emirates
Ministry of Environment & Water
Animal Wealth Department

PO Box 213 
Abu Dhabi  
PH: 662781   
Fax: 654787

PO Box 1509
PH: 228161
Fax: 232781

Import Permit is valid only for one month from the date of issue.

Note: Where an importing country issues an import permit, the exporter must ensure the animal meets any requirements in the permit.

Health requirements

Health certificate

  1. The export country (Australia) has not recorded Rabies for at least the two years prior to export.
  2. The age of the dog(s)/cat(s) was not less than 15 weeks of age at the time of export.
  3. Vaccinations:
    1. The animal(s) have been vaccinated for rabies, at not less than three months of age and not less than 21 days prior to export in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations.
    2. The cat(s) have been vaccinated against the following disease: Feline Panleukopenia virus, Feline Rhinotracheitis and Feline Calicivirus. See attached vaccination certificates.
  4. The animals(s) were treated against external and internal parasites within 14 days of export.
  5. The animals(s) were inspected and identified by a Registered Veterinary Surgeon within 24 hours of export and showed no external signs of infectious or contagious disease.
  6. The dog/cat was placed in a crate that was cleaned and disinfected before use and complies with the regulations for air transport of animals of the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Return to australia

If your animal is returning to Australia, you should make yourself familiar with Australia's requirements for importing live animals into Australia. 

This is important as your animal may have been exposed to diseases that do not occur in Australia.

Basis for micor entry

Protocol agreed 21 September 2016.

Entry last reviewed 3 June 2020

Latest updates

Last updated: 31/03/2023 12:33 AMCreated: 15/01/2015 12:38 PM