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Requirements for travelling to Lebanon with pets

If you want to visit Lebanon with a pet, you must prepare several documents and check your pet’s health. For the import of pets to Lebanon, the following is required:

· The pet must be identified with an ISO-compliant microchip. It is required to use ISO 11784 or 11785 microchips, but other kinds of microchips are also allowed. In case your pet has another microchip, you must provide your own reader for it;

· All pets must be vaccinated against rabies and some other infectious diseases. For dogs, essential vaccinations are against distemper, hepatitis, parvovirus and leptospirosis. Cats should be vaccinated against panleukopenia, rhinotracheitis and calicivirus;

· The pet owner must provide a health certificate obtained from a licensed veterinarian in the country of origin. This document states that the pet is completely healthy, has all required vaccinations and has no signs of infectious diseases. The certificate must be completed within 10 days before the journey;

· If you travel by air, you can enter the country only via Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport;

· Upon arrival, all tourists traveling with pets must obtain an import permit from a customs officer.

All pets must undergo clinical examination at the airport upon arrival. If a pet has signs of infectious diseases, it can be refused entry.

Always check the pet transportation requirements of the airline you choose. For further information, visit our website’s “Airlines Pet Policy” section.

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