Changes to Pet Entry into UAE

We received the new UAE entry requirements from the UAE Ministry of Climate Change & Water (MOCCAE) for cats and dogs.

The new requirements commence on 18 October so we wanted to pass this information along to any travelers planning to relocate to Dubai with a pet.

Overview of the Key changes:

  • RNATT (from countries where required): Complete change from current requirements. Following sampling date, at least 12 weeks must pass prior to entering the UAE. Test valid for 12 months.
  • Introduction of a UAE specific Health Certificate
  • Extended banned breed list which includes¬†Pit Bulls, Mastiff Dogs, Tosa, Rottweilers breed or hybrid, Doberman Pinshcers, Canario Prsa, Boxer, and any mixed breed of above dogs or their hybrid.


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