Egypt Pet Passport & Import Regulations
Egypt does not quarantine cats and dogs that meet the following requirements. All requirements also apply to service and emotional support animals.
Your pet should be identified with a 15-digit microchip that conforms to ISO 11784 or 11785 Annex A prior to entering Egypt, and it is recommended that you register your contact information prior to traveling as a means of identification should your pet be lost or separated from you.
Your pet must be vaccinated for rabies no sooner than 30 days prior to entry and no later than 11 months after the vaccination is administered.
Within 14 days of travel, a government accredited veterinarian (USDA or CFIA if traveling from US or Canada) must then complete the Veterinary Certificate for Egypt which must be endorsed by a government veterinarian (USDA or CFIA if traveling from the United States or Canada). If traveling from another country, the Governing Authority of your country responsible for the import and export of animals should endorse the forms.
An import permit is not required when entering Egypt with a personal pet.
Ticks and Tapeworm Treatment
A ticks and tapeworm treatment is not required prior to entering Egypt but is recommended due to availability of these products in the country.
Entering Egypt by Air
Pets may enter Egypt via Cairo 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.
You are required to keep your pet in your custody for the first 3 months you are in Egypt.
Egypt does not publish a list of banned breeds.
Exporting Pets Living in Egypt
Within one day of departure, take your pet, certificate of health from a licensed veterinarian, rabies record and your passport to the General Authority for Veterinary, Quarantine Department. They will issues you an export health certificate which is valid for 30 days. This can also be done 4-5 hours ahead of time at the Veterinary Quarantine Administration office at the airport. There is a nominal fee charged for this service.
Birds are not permitted for import to Egypt. 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 Egypt. 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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