Rules to Bring Pets Into Countries
Import of animals accompanied by owners:
Pet dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, and rodents which are not considered wildlife, up to two of each type, accompanied by their owners, are exempt from a Veterinary Import Permit provided that
- A Veterinary Health Certificate, issued by a government veterinary officer in the country of origin within 7 days prior to export is attached, stating that the animals were examined, found healthy, free from infectious and contagious diseases, and that a declaration has been received from the owner stating that the animals have been in his/her possession for at least the last 90 days.
- An international certificate of vaccination stating that the dogs or cats have been vaccinated against rabies, not more than a year and not less than a month prior to shipment to Israel.
- Dogs and cats, younger than 3 months will not be admitted. Details of every import of animals must be notifies to the Ramla Quarantine Station at least 48 hours prior to arrival to Israel, Fax No. (972-3)-968-8963-/960-5194: owner, animal species, sex, breed, age, country of origin, flight No. and approximate time of arrival. Animals arriving in good health and properly certified will generally not be quarantined.
Quarantine - Unaccompanied animals, or such which require an import permit, shall be quarantined in an official quarantine station for a period of 8 days or as decided upon by the Director.
Entering Saudi Arabia