The Ultimate Guide: US Pet Transport to Iraq

When traveling with your pet internationally, there are health requirements specific to each country. Regulations can cause confusion and delay transportation if they do not meet the country’s specifications. Almost every country has different laws for entering with pets whether by ground or air.


In order to travel with your pet to Iraq, there are specific requirements that must be met for each pet. Pets traveling to Iraq need to have a  health certificate that is signed by a licensed USDA veterinarian, and then endorsed by the USDA APHIS office with their signature and seal. Iraq does not allow for these signatures to be electronically signed by each office. Signatures must be in original ink. This can be done at the USDA Aphis office. You will just need to call and set up an appointment.

Your pet should also be up to date on their vaccinations. This includes their Rabies Vaccination, and that your pet is free of all infectious diseases. Your pet must also be identified by a microchip. Iraq requires all of these prerequisites. Airlines may have other requirements for pet travel. Please note that the health certificate is valid for 30 days after.

  • Health Certificate from a USDA Veterinarian (electronic signature accepted) 
  • Health Certificate Signed and Endorsed by USDA-APHIS (digital endorsement NOT accepted) 
  • Rabies Vaccination  (this is dependent on age of pet)

Air Pet Transport to Iraq

Airlines have their own specifications for pet transport. A health certificate may be required for transport even though it is not a regulation that Iraq has for imports. Regulations vary according to what airline you pick.

How ATW can Help

Animal Transportation Worldwide is a leader in Pet Transportation. We are here to help you safely and efficiently transport your pet both domestically and internationally. We offer both ground and air transport all around the world for your pets! When it comes to booking your pets international transport, regulations and guidelines must be met. From booking flightsdoor to door transport, and even helping with paperwork, our team can help make your pet’s transport process move smoothly.

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