Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Traveling with Pets to Cairo

Traveling with Pets to Cairo

Egypt is taking the lead this month with the amount of expatriates' pets we are moving to Egypt. Are you also ready to set off and go experience the spectacular monuments of ancient Egyptian culture? Cairo is world renowned for being the "Jewel of the Nile"…she won’t disappoint you as she offers all visitors an incredible selection of shopping leisure, culture and attractions making this a truly memorable experience. Although many of you are moving with your pets to Egypt for work, it is the recreation that makes it worthwhile for all members of your family!. . . .

. . . . A selection of pet friendly accommodations follows but as each hotel has its own policy regarding pets, it is best to contact them directly for specific information.

Hilton Pyramids Golf Resort; Oasis Road; Cairo: Located on an 18 hole Golf Course, beautifully landscaped and in close proximity to the Pyramids of Giza- one of the Seven Wonders of the World. . . .

Requirements in Summary

1. All animals need to be implanted with a microchip: Compatible with international standards (ISO 11784/11785).

2. All animals need to have Full Vaccinations:
Dogs: Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvo, Leptospirosis, (DHLPP) and Rabies within the last 12 months or a minimum of 4 weeks before arrival.
Cats: Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia (FVRCP), and Rabies within the last 12 months or a minimum of 4 weeks before arrival.

The original vaccine certificate needs travel with the pets. The certificate should state:
-Name of Pet
-Name of Owner
-Birth Date / Age
-Vaccine info (manufacturer, validity dates, batch numbers, etc…)

Read the entire article at Traveling with Pets to Cairo

Old Bag has also blogged about her experience with bringing her 2 adorable cats to Egypt here:

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1 comment:

vagabondblogger said...

Our dog (13.5 years) passed away last July in Cairo. She's buried somewhere in Maadi (I know how to get there) between Digla and Gedida.

We brought our 4 month old pup in January. Another woman, from the same company brought 7 bags with her, on the same flight. Customs was more interested in her bags, than my pup. Let me add that, with all the paperwork involved in getting a pet out of the US for an overseas trip, no one EVER looks at the papers (we have traveled overseas with a pet about 5 times now). Still, I go through the whole frustrating process, just in case some customs official snaps his fingers demanding papers. In Baku they demanded $50.00, and merely stamped the papers upon payment.

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