Export of dogs and cats to United Arab Emirates

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All the requirements and necessary information for exporting dogs and cats to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is available on the UAE's Ministry of Climate Change and Environment website. If you want to export a dog or cat from Canada to the UAE you must comply with all of the UAE's requirements.

You must obtain an Import Permit from the UAE's Ministry of Climate Change and Environment prior to travelling with your dog or cat to the UAE.

You will also be required to have a valid original Veterinary Health Certificate for Export of Dogs and Cats to United Arab Emirates (HA2839) – (307 kb) completed by a licensed veterinarian and then endorsed by a CFIA Official Veterinarian prior to travel.

Please note that the UAE may change these import requirements without notification to the CFIA. As a result, it is strongly advised to review this export certificate against the import permit to ensure that all requirements are addressed.

If you have any questions about the information on this page, please contact the CFIA Animal Health Office in your area.