When traveling with your pet internationally, there are health requirements specific to each country. Regulations can cause confusion and ultimately delay transportation if they are not met to 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 must be accompanied by 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, and signatures must be in original ink. This can be done at the USDA Aphis office, where you will 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. You’re pet must also be identified by a microchip. These requirements are those that are required by the country itself. 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. An health certificate may be required for transport even though it is not a regulation that Iraq has for import. These regulations may also differ depending on which airline is being used for transport.
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 an 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 flights, door to door transport, and even helping with paperwork, our team can help make your pets transport process move smoothly.