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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 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


USDA Accredited Veterinarian Signature Original Ink
APHIS Veterinary Medical Officer Signature Original Ink

Details: Health certificates require original ink signatures from the issuing USDA Accredited Veterinarian and the endorsing APHIS Veterinary Medical Officer with the application of the APHIS embossed seal. Submissions through the online Veterinary Export Health Certification System (VEHCS) cannot be accepted at this time.

United Arab Emirates - Summary of Requirements for Live Animals


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)


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 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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