Kuwait Pet Passport & Import Regulations
Kuwait does not quarantine cats and dogs that meet the following requirements. All requirements also apply to service and emotional support animals.
Your pet must be vaccinated for rabies between 30 days and 12 months prior to entering Kuwait.
Recommended vaccinations for cats: calicivirus and herpesvirus (rhinotracheitis), Panleucopenia (enteritis), Leukaemia.
Recommended vaccinations for dogs: Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus, Leptospirosis, Parainfluenza virus, Bordatella.
Rabies Titer Test
A rabies titer test is not required to enter Kuwait from any country except Lebanon.
To enter Kuwait with your pet, you 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 2 cats OR 1 dog and 1 cat OR 1 dog.
Within 10 days of travel, a licensed veterinarian in your country must then complete the Veterinary Certificate for Kuwait.
Ticks and Tapeworm Treatment
A ticks and tapeworm treatment is not required prior to entering Kuwait but is recommended due to availability of these products in the country.
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
Puppies and kittens must be vaccinated for rabies no sooner than 3 months and wait for 21 days after vaccination to enter Kuwait. They must be microchipped per step #1 before being imported to Kuwait.
The following breeds of dogs or their crosses are banned from entering Kuwait - Pitbulls, Staff Terriers, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, Mastiffs (all breeds), American Bulldogs, Rottweiler, Tosa Inu, Wolf or any dog crossed with a Wolf, Great Dane, Dog de Burdeaux, Shar Pei, or Canary Dogs.
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
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 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 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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