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To the best of our ability, we ensure that recommendations given on PetTravel.com reflect the current regulations. We cannot predict how a given country may enforce these regulations. Noncompliance may result in the need to make arrangements to put the pet into quarantine, return the pet to the country of origin, or destroy the pet. We suggest that you minimize the disruptions that may occur by following the rules of the country you are visiting.

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Regulations for taking a pet dog or cat to Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia does not quarantine healthy pets who meet the following requirements:

Note: For dogs entering Saudi Arabia you must indicate on the paperwork that the dog is being imported as a service dog, guard dog or a hunting dog. Only 2 pets are permitted per family.

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.

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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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Posted on 2013-04-19 19:14:54.0
hasaan4u
hello , I want send my cat from Saudi Arabia to Pakistan , tell me in detail what I do?
Posted on 2013-06-27 14:09:46.0
sasooxaa
My Friend needs to Travel her cat To Jizan From saudi arbia riyadh to jizan so how.
Posted on 2013-07-12 17:30:37.0

Because you are traveling within the country, your cat should be micro chipped, vaccinated and accompanied by a health certificate. If you are traveling by air, you can check with your airline for any requirements they may have.
Posted on 2013-07-17 03:56:31.0

It is not difficult to bring a pet to Pakistan. You will need a current rabies vaccination and a health certificate. Details here: http://www.pettravel.com/immigration/pakistan.cfm
Posted on 2013-07-17 03:58:05.0
razan.amro
I want to get a pet from outside Saudi to Saudi .. What do I need ?
Posted on 2013-07-17 15:20:02.0
april.lin.184
Hi, I want to send my cat from Taiwan to Saudi Arabic, which kind of document I need to prepare? please tell me.. Thank you!
Posted on 2013-07-19 04:20:20.0
PetTravel
As you can see from the instructions above, Saudi Arabia has a more complex process for pets. There are many approvals required. I would suggest that you go here and get the instructions and forms. The cost is reasonable for the effort it would take. The forms can be emailed to you. http://www.pettravelstore.com/pet-passport-saudi-arabia/
Posted on 2013-08-02 18:49:21.0
PetTravel
It depends on the pet and whether it is a dog (if it is) that can be classified as a hunting or guard dog. Here is a link to the instructions and forms: http://www.pettravelstore.com/pet-passport-saudi-arabia/
Posted on 2013-08-02 18:51:40.0
haya.ef
I want to take my quaker parrot with me to saudi arabia , what do I need to do?
Posted on 2013-08-07 22:56:28.0
fahad.alkhayri
Hi Haya, have you been able to take your bird with you to KSA? I am wondering about the process of shipping it to KSA. I do have an African gray bird :) . Thanks
Posted on 2013-09-21 22:15:20.0
bulentcengiz
I will travel with my dog from Dubai to Doha. I have export documents from Dubai and import documents from Qatar. Could you please let me know,In saudi border is there any extra document required.
Posted on 2013-10-05 13:02:27.0
hakan.ongel
They will possibly treat it as another luggage :)
Posted on 2013-10-05 14:10:23.0
suffiyanalimalik
I have Maltese 5 months old, I am going to Pakistan from Jizan Saudi Arabia & interested to bring my dog with me. What is the procedure plz guide me. Thanks .Zafar
Posted on 2013-10-22 13:24:40.0
PetTravel
It is very difficult to bring a pet to India unless you are moving there. You can find details here: http://www.pettravel.com/immigration/india.cfm
Posted on 2013-12-03 02:20:18.0
PetTravel
Pakistan is pretty pet friendly. You will need a health certificate and proof of rabies vaccination. You can find details here: http://www.pettravel.com/immigration/pakistan.cfm
Posted on 2013-12-03 02:21:44.0
mariam.tanveer.7
Hi, I want to send my pet rabbit from uk to Saudia Arabia. What kind of documents and requirements are there? Please help. Thanks
Posted on 2014-01-02 11:19:26.0
nausheen.ahmed.7528
Hi i want to take my persian cat from Hyderabad in India to Jeddah KSA
Posted on 2014-01-22 14:04:01.0
PetTravel
Mariam - We do not have requirements for importing a rabbit to Saudi Arabia. It is certain that, if it is permitted, an Import Permit is required. You need to contact the Ministry of Agriculture for that. Sorry I could not be of more help.
Posted on 2014-01-24 18:28:38.0
PetTravel
Nausheen - You can find the requirements for importing your cat to Saudi Arabia here: http://www.pettravel.com/immigration/SaudiArabia.cfm You will need an agent in Saudi Arabia to apply for an entrance notification.
Posted on 2014-01-24 18:31:22.0
giftyjj
Hello, I want to take my pet rabbit from saudi arabia to india. Please let me know about the details. Thankyou
Posted on 2014-01-27 21:21:55.0
PetTravel
We do not have information regarding bringing a rabbit to India. You may need an import license from the Ministry of Commerce. Certainly, a health certificate will be required.
Posted on 2014-01-28 04:33:43.0
giftyjj
PetTravel ministry of commerce of which country?
Posted on 2014-01-29 11:51:56.0
PetTravel
Gifty James The Ministry of Commerce in India. Or the Embassy may be able to help you.
Posted on 2014-01-30 04:36:06.0
giftyjj
PetTravel : thankyou soo much for your help :)
Posted on 2014-01-30 07:22:46.0
ranilo.torres1
Hello,I want to bring with me my 'persian cat" from Saudi Arabia to Philippines.What kind of Document and requirements are there?Please Guide me..Thank you..Madam/Sir...
Posted on 2014-02-01 19:36:30.0
PetTravel
Ranilo - you can find import requirements for taking your cat to the Philippines here: http://www.pettravel.com/immigration/philippines.cfm. For export, you will need an export certificate from the Ministry of Agriculture in Saudi Arabia as well as proof of rabies vaccination, health certificate, your passport and microchip number of your pet.
Posted on 2014-02-02 18:58:45.0
angelique.cailipan
Are shi tzu breed allowed in saudi?
Posted on 2014-02-15 13:21:02.0
rinshad.nazar1
hellow... i want to bring some pigeons to india,can you please explain about the procedure..?
Posted on 2014-02-22 08:33:35.0
PetTravel
Rinshad - it is our understanding that the import of birds is not permitted into India.
Posted on 2014-02-23 15:07:02.0
faiza.siddiqui.37
hey,i want to take my cat from saudi arabia to pakistan and also take her back from pakistan to saudi.what kind of documents and requirement are there? please help me.thanks.
Posted on 2014-03-08 18:36:06.0
PetTravel
Hi Faaiza - to take a pet to Pakistan, you need to have proof of rabies vaccination and a health certificate. You can find details and links to instructions and forms here: http://www.pettravel.com/immigration/pakistan.cfm How soon will you be returning to Saudi Arabia?
Posted on 2014-03-10 03:32:00.0
PetTravel
Saudi Arabia's regulations do not specify that this breed is banned. You may want to ask the Embassy. Your vet needs to indicate that your dog is being imported as a guard or hunting dog.
Posted on 2014-03-10 03:35:02.0
brb.rinko
I wan to bring my cat from philippines to saudi what do i need !?
Posted on 2014-03-22 14:00:14.0
PetTravel
Hi Mannal - your cat will need a microchip, rabies vaccination, health certificate, import permit and authorization letters. The Saudi Consulate must endorse the papers. You can find the details and links to complete instructions and all templates and forms necessary here: http://www.pettravel.com/immigration/SaudiArabia.cfm. Let us know if you have further questions.
Posted on 2014-03-22 20:18:35.0
cecille.rufo
My pomeranian was from saudi arabia and i brought here in the PHilippines for vacation & i want him back again with me in Riyadh...what is the process...please help
Posted on 2014-03-29 18:40:07.0
PetTravel
Cecille - your pet will need a microchip, proof of rabies vaccination, import permit and a veterinary certificate endorsed by the Saudi Consulate. You can find other requirements as well as a link to complete instructions and forms required to take a pet to Saudi Arabia here: http://www.pettravel.com/immigration/SaudiArabia.cfm
Posted on 2014-04-03 03:55:39.0
george.howarth.77
Hi there, I was wanting to take my dog to Saudi, he's a staffordshire bull terrier cross, but it looks like it may be a banned breed there, however he is not a pedigree staff. Also there is a comment below with someone wanting to take a pomeranian which you have said would be ok but that seems to be on the banned list above also, so I thought I'd ask.. Is it going to be possible?
Posted on 2014-04-03 11:33:24.0
cindy.m.chambers
My spouse received a job with Saudi Aramco. We are schedule to leave in 3 weeks. I never thought my registered service dog would be an issue importing into the country. I have now discovered as of last night, that all "toy" breeds are not allowed. She is a tiny 6 pound Bolognese. I don't know what to do. She is current with all her shots...has a microchip...a certificate showing she is a registered dog for "emotional" need. in addition to me having a doctor's note. What can I do to get my tiny toy breed through the process? In addition, I will be in and out of the country every two months...living an equal amount of time state side as I will be in Saudi and my dog will travel with me each time.
Posted on 2014-04-04 18:42:25.0
sadiboots
hi sir madam ,,we will go home to the philippines 11 months from now for good,, would ask what i need to do to take my 2cats with us i mean what procedure??, were located here at dammam saudi arabia,, please help i dont wnat to left them here..
Posted on 2014-04-07 10:39:13.0
PetTravel
Hello Sadi - your cats will need to be vaccinated for rabies at least 30 days prior to entering the Philippines. You will also need an Import Permit and a veterinary certificate endorsed by the Philippine Consulate in Saudi Arabia. You can find details here: http://www.pettravel.com/immigration/philippines.cfm. There will also be export requirements for your country. You will need to contact the agency in the government responsible for the import and export of animals.
Posted on 2014-04-08 02:17:44.0
PetTravel
You should contact an agent that serves Saudi Arabia and ask how this is can be done. You can find one at IPATA.org. Search for pet transporters in SA.
Posted on 2014-04-08 02:19:08.0
PetTravel
Saudi Arabia is not a typical country to import a pet. When we first started studying it, Yorkies were banned. Now SA has expanded their ban to all toy breeds. This is hard to understand, but it is their law. Most countries that ban breeds also ban their crosses (or mixed breeds). It depends on the appearance of your dog. If it does not look like one of the banned breeds and it is presented as a mixed breed... The UK even puts out a brochure on the characteristics it looks for: (scroll down to the bottom) https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/69263/dogs-guide-enforcers.pdf. All said, it is the customs agent who will decide.
Posted on 2014-04-08 02:50:47.0
jayson.bernardez
Good evening sir/madam...i want to bring my 2 zhirazy cat from saudi to philippines this coming june and both of them are full baccine.and also they have microchip health certificate and the papers from ministry of agriculture i will get 1 week be4 my flight.i just wanna ask what else i need to do and how much it cost for both of them and do i need single cage for them? Thank you sir/madam..
Posted on 2014-04-08 19:44:39.0
PetTravel
Hello Jay - you will need an Import Permit from the Bureau of Animal Industry. You will also need to get your health certificate endorsed by the Philippine Consulate in SA. You can find details and links to forms and instructions here: http://www.pettravel.com/immigration/philippines.cfm. The cost and cage requirements are determined by your airline so you would contact them for details.
Posted on 2014-04-13 15:27:17.0
tariq.nihad
Hi, what is the exact procedure and documents needed for taking an African Grey Parrot from Lebanon to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia? Thanks in advance for the help
Posted on 2014-04-14 18:20:57.0
PetTravel
Tariq - birds are not permitted to enter Saudi Arabia as they are considered exotic. Exotic and non domestic pets are not allowed to enter Saudi Arabia unless used for government purposes.
Posted on 2014-04-15 14:27:41.0
tariq.nihad
PetTravel, thanks for your reply, how do pet shops that currently sell parrots in saudi arabia get them in originally?
Posted on 2014-04-15 23:24:48.0
PetTravel
Tariq Nihad Unless they are bred in the country, we cannot speculate how they arrived.
Posted on 2014-04-17 03:40:49.0