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Kuwait Pet Passport & Import Regulations

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Kuwait does not quarantine cats and dogs that meet the following requirements. All requirements also apply to service and assistance animals.

Pet dogs and cats cannot be imported to Kuwait from the following countries: Iraq, Malaysia, Lebanon, Indonesia, Hungary or Uruguay.


Pet Microchip

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Your pet must be microchipped with an ISO 11784/11785 compliant pet microchip that is a 15 digit and non-encrypted. If your pet's microchip is not ISO compliant, you can either bring your own microchip scanner.

Your pet's microchip number must be shown on all documentation.

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pet rabies vaccination

Your pet must be vaccinated for rabies between 30 days and 12 months prior to entering Kuwait. Three year vaccinations are accepted only as boosters as recorded in a government endorsed document (rabies certificate, vaccination booklet or EU Pet Passport)

Proof of rabies vaccination must contain all information regaring the vaccine, when it was administered, when it expires, who admistered it, microchip number. The certificate or booklet must be stamped and signed by the administering veterinarian.

Puppies and kittens must be vaccinated for rabies no sooner than 3 months of age and wait for 30 days after the date of vaccination to enter Kuwait.

Recommended vaccinations for cats: calicivirus and herpesvirus (rhinotracheitis), Panleucopenia (enteritis), Leukaemia.

Recommended vaccinations for dogs: Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus, Leptospirosis, Parainfluenza virus, Bordatella (especially if kenneling will be required).

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Rabies Titer Test

Blood Titer Test

A rabies titer test is required to enter Kuwait from Slovenia, France, Poland, Ukraine, Armenia, and Kazakhstan.

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Import Permit

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To enter Kuwait with your pet, an agent must obtain an Import Permit from the Authority for Agriculture Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR). Only one permit will be issued per year to one person. Permit can cover only 1 dog OR 2 cats OR 1 cat and 1 dog.

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Health Certificate

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Within 10 days of travel, a licensed veterinarian in your country must then complete the Veterinary Certificate for Kuwait.


Ticks and Tapeworm Treatment

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A ticks and tapeworm treatment is not required prior to entering Kuwait but is recommended due to availability of these products in the country and recommended when traveling internationally.


Entering Kuwait by Air


Pets may enter Kuwait via Kuwait International Airport in Farwaniya. Pets can arrive in the cabin, as checked baggage or as air cargo.

Note that no live animals can be imported to Kuwait from Iraq.

All domestic dogs and cats must be free of evidence of disease communicable to humans when examined at the entry airport. If your dog or cat is not in apparent good health, further examination by a licensed veterinarian may be required at your expense.

Whenever your pet travels to a foreign country like Kuwait, it is always advisable to carry some form of identification indicating ownership of your pet.


Puppies and Kittens

Hungary puppy or kitten import

Puppies and kittens must be vaccinated for rabies no sooner than 3 months and wait for 30 days after vaccination to enter Kuwait. They must be microchipped per step #1 before being imported to Kuwait.

Puppies may not be imported from Serbia, Ukraine or Russia.


Banned Breeds

Banned Dogs in Kuwait

The following breeds of dogs or their crosses or mixes are banned from entering Kuwait - Pitbull, Staffordshire Terrier, America Bully, Mastiff (all breeds), English Bulldog, Fila Brasileiro, Dogo Argentino, Japanese Tosa, Rottweiler, Doberman Pinscher, Presa Canario, Boxer, Boerboel, Caucasian Shepherd Dog, Turkish Kangal, Anatolian Karabash, and Great Dane


Other Animals

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All species of birds are banned from entry unless originating from Albania, Italy, Jordan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Palestine, Thailand, Ukraine or Zimbabwe.

Invertebrates, tropical fish, reptiles, amphibia, mammals such as rodents and rabbits are not subject to requirements of rabies vaccination, but may have to meet other requirements and should have a health certificate to enter Kuwait. Pet owners are strongly advised to seek further information from the relevant authority of their country and/or that of the country of destination



CITES endangered turtle

First generation Bengal cats are not permtted entry to Kuwait. Second, third and fourth generations are permitted with appropriate CITES permits.

Owners of Savannah cats must have proof of a minimum fifth generation to be permitted entry.

If your pet is not a dog, cat or ferret, and especially if it is a turtle or parrot, you should verify that it is not protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). You will need to apply for additional permits if this is the case. Over 180 countries participate and enforce CITES regulations.


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To the best of our ability, we ensure that recommendations given on 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 your pet into quarantine at your expense, return your pet to the country of origin, or euthanize your 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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