Pet Passport Saudi Arabia
REGULATIONS FOR TAKING A PET DOG OR CAT TO
Saudi Arabia does not quarantine healthy pets who meet the following requirements:
Your pet cat or dog must be microchipped and vaccinated for rabies between 30 days and 12 months prior to entry into the country. A USDA (or CFIA) accredited veterinarian must then complete the Saudi Arabia Veterinary Certificate or endorsement by the USDA or CFIA if traveling from the United States or Canada. If you are not traveling from either of these countries, the Governing Authority of your country should endorse the forms. A copy of the Rabies Certificate should also be included.
The veterinarian will then complete the letter to the Director of Customs - Saudi Arabia.
These forms are then sent to the Department of State Authentication Division for endorsement. There is a fee per set of documents.
You then send the forms to the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia for their endorsement stamp. There is a fee per set of documents.
The final step is to apply for an entrance notification. This must be done in Saudi Arabia either by the company for which you work or by an agent in Saudi Arabia.
Note: For dogs entering Saudi Arabia you must indicate on the paperwork that the dog is being imported as a guard dog or a hunting dog.
The following breeds are banned from entry: Japanese Spitz, Japanese Akita / Akita Imu / Akita,
Affenpinscher, Griffon Bruxellois / Brussels Griffon / Brabaneon / Belgian Griffon,
Hovawart, Boxer, Bull Dog / English Bull Dog, Rottweiler, Stafford Bull Terrier, Dandie Dinmont Terrier,
Lancashire Heeler, Swedish Valhunde / Swedish Cattle Dog / Vasgoispats,
Mastiff / Old English Mastiff / Bull Mastiff / Neapolitan Mastiff, Newfoundland, Great Dane / Deutscher Dogge, and Leon Bergehni.
Also, small dogs like Yorkies, Pomeranians and Chihuahuas are also prohibited.
Failure to comply with these regulations will mean that your pet will be refused entry or returned to the country of origin or placed in quarantine, all at the expense of the oerson responsible for the pet.
All other pets (birds, invertebrates, tropical fish, reptiles, amphibia, mammals such as rodents and rabbits) are not subject to the regulations in respect of the anti-rabies vaccination but may have to meet other requirements and have a health certificate to accompany them. Pet owners are strongly advised to seek further information from the relevant authority of their country and/or that of the country of destination.
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