Pet Transportation: Qatar
Know the nitty gritties of importing or exporting your pet to and from Qatar
Moving to a new country with your pet can be a hassle if you are not familiar with the complex rules and regulations governing the transportation of animals. It is highly recommended that you use a professional pet transportation service to avoid the many problems that can arise if transit is not handled properly.
At Move One, we provide top-notch pet transportation services and advise clients in our many locations on the requirements needed to import or export their beloved pet.
To make your relocation as hassle-free as possible, Move One profiles a country every month, providing an in-depth look at Relocation, Immigration, Moving and Pet Transportation issues, which could pose problems for expats. This month, we take a closer look at pet transport regulations in Qatar.
Import of Pets
Documents required to import a pet to Qatar:
- Pet passport / vaccination history – including up-to-date vaccines (Rabies vaccination has to be less than one year old)
- Health certificate endorsed by the government vet in the country of origin, not more than 10 days prior to arrival
- Owner’s passport copy
There is no restriction on the number of pets that can be imported to Qatar by a single individual/private person. There are breeds, however, for which a special import permit must be obtained. The following dog breeds require at least 2 weeks notice and may be rejected:
- Great Dane
- Shar Pei
- Japanese Akita
Microchip is not required for pets coming to Qatar.
Export of Pets
Documents required to export a pet from Qatar:
- Pet passport / vaccination history – including up-to-date vaccines
- Health check-up followed by issued health certificate endorsed by the government vet, not more than 10 days prior to departure
- Owner’s passport copy
There is no restriction on the number of pets that can be exported out of Qatar by a single individual/private person.
For further details, watch this informational video, created by Move One’s Pet Transportation department, about how to select the appropriate kennel when relocating your pet:
If you would like to book your pet’s specific relocation with Move One, or for further information about our general pet relocation services, please contact us at email@example.com. One of our dedicated animal relocation agents will follow up with you shortly with a quote tailor-made to your needs.
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