Can I travel to Iran with pets?
We never want to leave our pets behind when we travel! Whether it’s a few days or a few weeks, it’s always hard to say goodbye.
If you’re planning on bringing your pet along with you on your travels to Iran, here’s everything you need to know:
Which pets can I bring to Iran?
- You can bring 2 dogs, 2 cats, and 10 birds (of 5 different species)
Pet Microchip: You should microchip your pet and register your contact info before you travel so that you have proof of identification if you’re separated from your pet.
Vaccination: Your pet must be vaccinated for rabies and other diseases 12 months before you enter the country.
Import Permit: An import permit must be filed with a Veterinary Service (in person, not online)
Health Certificate: Before you travel, you must complete a Veterinary Health Certificate for Iran. This form will need to be endorsed by the Iranian Consulate in the originating country.
Pet Passport: Original and copy of your pet identification documents (pet passport) including owners name and inoculated records (essential to remember your rabies certificate) as well as an original and copy of the first page of the owner’s passport
How do I bring my pet by plane?
- Cabin: Your pet can be brought on the plane as baggage (but must be in a cage, accompanied by an adult passenger with the correct paperwork).
- Manifest Cargo: Large pets can travel this way in a cage that meets the guidelines.
- Make sure to make all the necessary arrangements with the airline beforehand.
Tip: Be sure that your pet is not hungry or thirsty before the journey – we recommend feeding 6 hours before takeoff.
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