United Arab Emirates

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 where the animal or product will be exported (or the area in which your office is located).

Animal Products

Live Animals

United Arab Emirates - Summary of Requirements



Please check with United Arab Emirates (UAE) officials about additional testing requirements for horses.  Due to a recent outbreak of strangles, in the UAE, additional testing requirements (using PCR) prior to US export may be required.  Additional test results are likely to be necessary for an import permit and a statement about the date of testing, the horses tested and the negative results may be signed by an accredited veterinarian to confirm that the additional UAE requirements have been met.  Such a statement does not have to be endorsed by USDA.

Sheep and Goats

  • Goats - Import Health Requirements - March 2002 (pdf 56kb)
  • Sheep - October 2002 (pdf 33kb)


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For species not listed, the requirements are not known. However, exporters wanting to ship livestock whose requirements are not listed above, 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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