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Bringing Pets
 
 
 

The following criteria must be met in order to bring a domestic pet into Bahrain:

  • All airlines and shipping agencies require a valid certificate issued by a competent Veterinary Authority in the country of origin for all domestic pets; birds and animals, going to Bahrain. The certificate should state that the bird or animal is healthy and free from any infection or contagious disease.
  • For dogs, an additional valid certificate of vaccination against rabies, parvo, hepatitis, leptospira and canine distemper is also required.
  • Puppies younger than two months must have all of the above vaccinations; additionally, they must be revaccinated two to four weeks later and prior to shipment.
  • Cats must have the rabies and tri-cat vaccines. Kittens younger than two months must have all of the above vaccinations; additionally, they must be revaccinated two to four weeks later and prior to shipment.
  • The most recent vaccination must have been administered not less than one month but not more than six months before the pet’s arrival in Bahrain.
  • All vaccinations must be recorded in a vaccination booklet.
  • All pets must be kept in secure and comfortable cages or boxes clearly labeled with the owner’s name and address.
  • Any failure on the part of the owner to follow these steps will result in his/her sole responsibility for the pet’s health.
  • To obtain an import permit, the owner must complete and sign the attached request form and send it to the Veterinary Quarantine Division in Bahrain (fax : 973 17 643373).
  • Please have the completed request form and your pet’s vaccination/health certificate with you upon arrival in Bahrain.
  • The Bahraini Health Authority has the right to refuse admission of birds and animals that are not accompanied by the required certificates or order their extermination if already entered in Bahrain . Under certain conditions, the owner may be asked to take his or her pet back to the country of departure.
  • The health certificate is valid for one month from date of issue, and the vaccination certificate is valid for six months.
  • Please note: All dogs and cats imported from the United States and Canada will be quarantined for up to 30 days even if they have the necessary vaccinations.
 

 
 


 



 
 

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