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Jordan – Importing a Pet

If you are planning to move to Jordan and you are a pet owner, you may want to bring your furry friend with you. But before you start packing your pet’s favorite toys and accessories, it is important to understand the requirements and restrictions for importing pets into Jordan. In this article, we will provide answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about importing pets into Jordan.

Jordan’s Pet Importation Rules

Jordan allows the import of pets. However, there are certain restrictions and regulations that pet owners must follow to bring their pets into the country.

Restrictions on which types of pets you can bring into Jordan

While there are no specific restrictions on the types of pets that can be brought into Jordan, it is important to note that the import of certain breeds of dogs, such as Pit Bulls and Staffordshire Terriers, is strictly prohibited. Additionally, exotic animals and wildlife cannot be brought into the country without a special permit from the Jordanian authorities.

Vaccination Requirements in Jordan

pets must be vaccinated against rabies before they can be imported into Jordan. The vaccination must have been given at least 30 days prior to travel and no more than one year before the date of arrival in Jordan. Additionally, dogs must also be vaccinated against distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, and parvovirus.

Importation Application Procedure in Jordan

To import a pet into Jordan, you must obtain an import permit from the Jordanian Ministry of Agriculture. You will need to provide the following documents:

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  • A health certificate issued by a licensed veterinarian in the country of origin
  • Proof of vaccination against rabies and other required diseases
  • A copy of the pet owner’s passport

You must submit these documents to the Jordanian Ministry of Agriculture at least two weeks prior to your pet’s arrival in Jordan.

Quarantine Rules in Jordan

Pets are not required to undergo a period of quarantine upon arrival in Jordan. However, pets may be subject to inspection by the Jordanian authorities upon arrival.

International Travel Scheme for Pets

Jordan is part of the PETS travel scheme. This means that pets traveling from certain countries, including the United Kingdom and European Union member states, can enter Jordan without the need for quarantine provided they meet the requirements of the scheme. However, it is important to note that the PETS scheme only applies to cats and dogs.

Pet Licenses in Jordan

Pet owners in Jordan are required to obtain a license for their pets. The license must be obtained from the Jordanian Ministry of Agriculture and is valid for one year.

Resources in Jordan

The Jordanian Ministry of Agriculture has a website that provides information on the importation of pets into Jordan. The website is available in both Arabic and English and can be accessed at the following link: https://www.moagr.gov.jo/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=2689857.

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