BBA Shipping and Transport Ltd — United Arab Emirates

Below are details of import requirements applicable in the Middle East. For other countries, please use the relevant item from the main menu, or refer to the Global Regions page. Please contact us if you require any further information.

United Arab Emirates

Permanent Export Of Horses To United Arab Emirates

Thank you for enquiring about import regulations for the shipment of your horse into the United Arab Emirates.

Although veterinary supervision is required for the 15 days prior to the horse’s departure, no pre export quarantine is required.

All horses must have bloods taken for the following tests and all samples must return a negative result:

  • Glanders
  • Dourine
  • Coggins

Colts older than 180 days must be tested and receive negative results for Equine Viral Arteritis.

The flu history of a horse is the main factor that will determine the shipping date. All horses must have an up to date flu vaccination record that consists of an original primary course showing that the second vaccination was administered between 21 and 42 days after the first. It is also vital that the same vaccine is used each time. Additionally, all horses must receive a booster vaccination within 60, but not within 14, days of export to the UAE.

On arrival in the UAE all horses must undergo standard post-import quarantine for a minimum of 6 days in an approved centre. During this time all horses will be subject to further testing prior to being released to their final destination.

All blood testing and swabbing prior to shipment will be co-ordinated by BBA Shipping, as will all export paperwork. Any further details can be obtained from our office. Our specialist adviser for the UAE region is Ali Galliers-Pratt.

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Riyadh & Dammam)

The following blood tests must be taken from every horse prior to export:

  • Coggins
  • Glanders
  • Colts & Geldings — EVA

All horses must have a Flu Booster, which must be administered at least 14 days prior to shipment.

All tests must show a negative result; an import permit is then obtained by the client in Saudi Arabia and the horses can be exported.

All blood testing and swabbing prior to shipment will be co-ordinated by BBA Shipping, as will all export paperwork. Any further details can be obtained from our office. Our specialist adviser for the Kuwait region is Sally Goldsmith.

Kuwait

The following blood tests must be taken from every horse prior to export:

  • Piroplasmosis cELISA
  • Coggins
  • Glanders
  • Fillies & Colts — CEM Swab
  • Colts & Geldings — EVA

All tests must show a negative result; an import permit is then obtained by the client in Kuwait and the horses can be exported.

All blood testing and swabbing prior to shipment will be co-ordinated by BBA Shipping, as will all export paperwork. Any further details can be obtained from our office. Our specialist adviser for the Kuwait region is Laura Monger.

Qatar

Permanent Export Of Horses To Qatar

Thank you for enquiring about import regulations for the shipment of your horse into Qatar.

Although veterinary supervision is required for the 15 days prior to the horse’s departure, no pre-export quarantine is required.

All horses must have bloods taken for the following tests and all samples must return a negative result:

  • Glanders
  • Coggins
  • EVA — Colts over 180 days

All horses must have an up to date flu vaccination record that includes a primary course administered in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations. A flu booster will also be required within 60 days, but not within 14, days of export.

All blood testing and swabbing prior to shipment will be co-ordinated by BBA Shipping, as will all export paperwork. Any further details can be obtained from our office. Our specialist adviser for the Qatar region is Ali Galliers-Pratt.

Bahrain

Permanent Export Of Horses To Bahrain

Thank you for enquiring about import regulations for the shipment of your horse into Bahrain.

All horses scheduled to be exported to Bahrain have to undergo pre-export veterinary testing, which includes bloods for Coggins, Glanders, Dourine and EVA for colts. A nasopharyngeal swab is also taken for Strangles testing.

In addition to the export testing, all horses have to receive a flu booster within 60, but not within 30, days of export.

All blood testing and swabbing prior to shipment will be co-ordinated by BBA Shipping, as will all export paperwork. Any further details can be obtained from our office. Our specialist adviser for the Bahrain region is Ali Galliers-Pratt.

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