Travelling with Cats & Dogs from Sri Lanka to Doha, Qatar

Health Requirements for Pet Cats and Dogs entering Qatar

Pets travelling to Qatar need to be at least 7 months old, microchipped (ISO approved and administered on the same day or before the Rabies vaccine), fully vaccinated (Rabies + RCP for cats and Rabies + DHPPiL for dogs administered minimum 30 days before and within 12 months of travel) and have a valid Rabies Antibody Titre Test/RNATT result (conducted at an approved laboratory minimum 30 days after the Rabies vaccine). There is a minimum waiting period of 3 months after the RNATT is done before the pet is eligible to travel. The RNATT is considered valid for 12 months from the date of RNATT exam for travel to Qatar.

Qatar allows the import of only one pet per passport per year as Excess Baggage (Accompanied Baggage) or Manifested Cargo (Unaccompanied Baggage).

Dogs coming to Qatar will require a Qatar Import Permit (valid for 30 days from the date of issue), an Export Health Exam (within 10 days of travel) and an Export Health Certificate (completed within 10 days of travel by a licensed veterinarian).

Kindly note as of Monday, 27th February 2023, ALL IMPORT PERMITS for pets have to be applied directly by the owners with the Ministry of Environment Qatar. As agents, we will NO LONGER be able to assist with the Import Permit Applications and Queries.

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