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

Health Requirements for Pet Cats and Dogs entering Qatar

  1. Minimum 4 months old at time of import. NB Young pets should have had their rabies vaccine at the minimum 3 months of age, and one month elapse prior to arrival, therefore able to travel at the earliest age of 4 months
  2. Fully vaccinated including boosters (dogs DHPPiL and Rabies, cats RCP and Rabies)
  3. Vaccinations last given more than 30 days, and less than 1 year before arrival
  4. Must have a functioning/readable microchip
  5. Import permit which we can arrange for you (valid for 30 days once issued)
  6. Arrival to Qatar as either accompanied baggage (cheaper and easier) or manifested cargo (travelling unaccompanied – more complicated and expensive) permitted. Either way we can assist with all import requirements
  7. Government health certificate issued less than 10 days before arrival
  8. Maximum 2 pets per import permit (new rule recently introduced)

Government Registration

If your pet has not already been registered on a previous entry to Qatar, then they should be registered with the Ministry of Environment, Department Animal Resources.  The government pet registration applies to all incoming pets arriving from overseas, and the Ministry request that registration should be done within 48 hours of arrival, or as soon after as reasonably possible where holidays like Eid affect their opening times or once you know your home address.  Our partner offices in Qatar offers a pet registration service.

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