From Dubai to Denver

Bella and Chianti arrived safely into the mile high city of Denver after a flight from Dubai. Their flight routing first took them through Chicago where they cleared customs. In order to get back into the United States there were a few pre-requisites before departing Dubai. Each pet needed to have its set of current vaccination records, a health certificate from the UAE Ministry of Environment & Water (MOEW), and to be examined and cleared for screwworms, be free from any infectious disease, and fit for travel. These documents must be signed by a veterinarian attesting to their accuracy and validity.

After spending a few years in Dubai, Bella and Chianti return home to the United States. However, this is not always the case for all animals traveling. If you are traveling round-trip with your pet and plan to return to Dubai you may opt prior to departure to pre-arrange for UAE’s Re-Entry card which lessens the import requirements. This card enables you not to have to arrange for a permit to re-enter the UAE. In general, to be eligible for a UAE card, your pet must already be residing in the UAE, your pet’s rabies vaccination must be at least 30 days old and no older than 12 months. In addition, your pet’s rabies vaccination must be valid the entire period during which you are out of the UAE and most important to note is that the UAE Ministry Veterinarians do not recognize the 3-year rabies vaccinations for the purpose of the re-entry card.


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