Libya Pet Passport & Import Regulations
Libya does not quarantine cats and dogs that meet the following requirements. All requirements also apply to service and emotional support animals.
As of June, 2017, no pet transports will be permitted to or from Qatar.
Your pet must have a pet microchip that meets ISO standards 11784/11785 and documented proof of the date of the chip's insertion.
If your pet's microchip is not ISO compliant, you can bring your own microchip scanner.
Your pet must be vaccinated for rabies between 30 days and 12 months prior to entering Libya.
Shortly prior to travel, the Veterinary Health Certificate for Libya must be completed by a licensed veterinarian.
Note: The Libya Veterinary Certificate and other documents must be translated into Arabic.
An import permit is not required when entering Libya with a personal pet. A permit is required for commercial transports.
Ticks and Tapeworm Treatment
A ticks and tapeworm treatment is not required prior to entering Libya but is recommended due to availability of these products in the country.
Entering Libya by Air
Pets may enter Libya via Tripoli International Airport. Pets can arrive in the cabin, as checked baggage or as air cargo.
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 Libya, it is always advisable to carry some form of identification indicating ownership of your pet.
Tripoli does not have a live animal storage facility so it is pertinent to expedite a quick clearance of animals upon arrival. We recommend that you use the services of an agent in Tripoli who will arrange to have a government veterinarian meet your incoming flight.
Libya does not publish a list of banned breeds.
Birds, 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 Libya. 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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