Making a move from abroad always requires a lot of logistics. Add in having to move with a pet and you have a few more things you need to think of. To keep Spike and Fluffy’s relocation as simple as possible, here is what you need to do to bring your cat or dog to the country of Jordan along with you by airplane.
Port of Entry & Pet Passport
Cats and dogs entering Jordan by air must arrive at the Queen Alia International Airport in Amman. The animal must have a form of identification (Pet Passport) along with the required documents listed below. Animals will be inspected visually at the airport and must be in good health.
Quarantine Period – Not Required
Be rest assured that your cat or dog will not have to go through a quarantine period if all requirements are taken care of.
Health Certificate – Required
A health certificate filled out by a licensed veterinarian in your home country is required.
Rabies Vaccination – Required
The only proof of vaccination required is rabies. The proof must show that your cat or dog was vaccinated against rabies between 30 days and 12 months before entering Jordan.
Microchipping – Not Required
ISO 11784/11785 pet microchips are not required for your cat or dog to enter Jordan. However, Jordan has an issue with killing stray dogs (and it is 100% legal), so I highly recommend microchipping your animal because if your pet goes missing, there is a chance that they will not be safe.
Rabies Titer Test – Not Required
This test is not required, but if you’re wondering what it is anyways… “A rabies antibody titer is an estimation of an immune response against rabies virus (either through exposure or vaccination). This test shows if an animal has the ability to neutralize the rabies virus” (Source).
Import Permit – Not Required
An import permit is not required when you are bringing your own pet (cat or dog) to Jordan.
Ticks and Tapeworm Treatment – Not Required
Internal and external parasite treatments are not required, but are recommended in general for all animals.
Jordan does not ban any breeds officially.
The information above pertains to only cats and dogs. If you are looking to come with any other animal like birds, invertebrates, tropical fish, reptiles, amphibia, mammals such as rodents and rabbits then you will have other requirements including an import permit and health certificate to enter Jordan.
Pet Shipment Companies
The above information is if you are planning on bringing your cat or dog along with you on the airplane and arriving at the Queen Alia Airport in Amman. If you need to ship your cat or dog from your home country to Amman, you will need to contact a pet transport company.
Did you successfully bring your best furry friend along with you to Amman and need some tips on good English speaking vets? Check out my list of recommended veterinarian clinics in Amman.