Muscat - Post Report Question and Answers

Are qualified veterinarians and/or good kennel services available? Do animals need to be quarantined upon entry to the country? Are there other considerations regarding pets that are particular to this country?

There are a number of good vets and we really like Jebel K9 for kenneling our dog. No need for quarantine. Oman, sadly, isn't awesome for dogs. There's not a lot of green space and lots of beaches don't allow dogs. It gets really hot in the summer and your dog will be miserable outside, no matter what time of day you go outside. - Dec 2018

I don't have pets so I don't know. A few people have dogs and I haven't heard anything negative. Sultan Center just opened up a massive pet store upstairs - you can find all of the things you need for your pet at various stores. I guess the main consideration would be the heat for your dog. - Feb 2018

Animals do not need to be quarantined upon entry into the country, as long as all of their rabies, parvo and other shots are up to date, which is the very basic requirement to import a pet anyway. I have never heard of an animal being in such a poor condition that it needed to be quarantined. The way you import a pet into the country is: you contact the GSO office at the Embassy and provide them pictures/other proof that the pet has all required shots and vaccines for this country (a google search will tell you exactly what they are) and then they will assist you to obtain a local import permit for the pet, which you need to print and show upon your arrival at the airport. The process was generally very straightforward and easy. - Aug 2017

No. - Jun 2012

No. - May 2012

No, contact post prior to coming in order to get the proper permits. - Aug 2011

no - Feb 2011

I don't think so. - Jan 2010

No. - Mar 2009

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