It is not very usual for a Kuwaiti to have a pet, as they have long been considered unclean, although attitudes have recently changed. When you are taking your pet you need to make sure that your housing is sufficient for them to remain indoors for much of the time and the pet micro chipping is necessary.



There are some areas where dogs are not permitted to walk because some people are mean. There are no boarding facilities for pets if you need to leave at any time and you will need to take that into account.

There are no real restrictions regarding quarantine in Kuwait although to bring your pet into the country you will need an import permit from the animal health ministry. These documents are valid for one month, but can be extended on request. All your pet documentation should be in place at least one month before you travel. You will need to have copies of vaccination records, which show all vaccinations were up to date one month before the planned date of travel but not older than one year. This should also be accompanied by a photocopy of the passport of the person bringing the animal into the country. All travel details will need to be provided and the animal should have a certificate of good health from an authorised vet in your home country. The person who is collecting you on arrival will need to have this documentation and present it with your visa details.

Owing to the high temperatures, some airlines can only transport pets at certain times of the year so it is not advisable to fly in the summer if you want to take your pet with you. There is no limitation on the type of pet but all pets should have an up-to - date rabies vaccine and keeping the paperwork up to date is important.

Finding a veterinary surgeon should be fairly easy and if you have difficulty your local embassy should be able to provide you with a list. Most vets will have trained at universities in the UK and the United States, so they will be English speaking and you should have no trouble obtaining the necessary treatment for your pet. Pet supplies are also available in supermarkets, although they may not have the brand that you would have bought at home. It is possible to order in some items although this would prove to be expensive.

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