Saudi Arabia

Notice: If you have any questions or concerns regarding the procedures and requirements for exporting animals, animal products, or to obtain a zoosanitary certificate for an animal product, you should contact the VS Field Office covering the area from which the animal or product will be exported, the area in which your office is located, or the area in which the product is manufactured.

Animal Products

Live Animals

Saudi Arabia - Summary of Requirements for Animals


“Effective October 19, 2017, the Saudi Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture has issued a temporary ban on the importation of live shrimp from Cameron County, Cameron, in the state of Texas due to Acute hepatopancreatic necrosis disease.”


   Under negotiation



  • Sheep - June 1987 (pdf 3kb)


The pet import information has been moved to the pet travel website click here

For species not listed, the requirements are not known. However, exporters wanting to ship livestock or germplasm whose requirements are not listed in the IREGS, should have the interested party (importer/buyer) in the country of destination apply for an Import Permit at the appropriate ministry. This Import Permit will most likely outline the specific requirements.

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