Bringing pets to Bahrain is a complex (but not impossible) process and pet owners should be prepared to spend several weeks planning all necessary vet visits, vaccines and paperwork. For all pets traveling to all destinations, crate training is essential. The more comfortable your pet feels in the travel crate, the easier their trip will be.
All pets arriving into Bahrain must do so via Manifest Cargo and import requirements vary depending on your country of departure. In general, pet transport to Bahrain requires an up to date rabies vaccine and other necessary vaccines, including Distemper for dogs and Feline Rhinotracheitis for cats. Pets should have a microchip.
There are several playgroups and meeting places for pets, the online community is vivacious and there is an excellent choice of skilled veterinaries for different specialties.
Some of the requirements:
The following vaccines are required for bringing pets to Bahrain:
Dogs: Rabies and DHLP. Dogs must have had at least two doses of these vaccines.
Cats: Rabies, Feline Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus and Panleukopenia. Cats must have had at least two doses of these vaccines.
Puppies and Kittens must have had at least two doses of all these vaccinations. The first dose may be given when two months old and the second dose is given two to three weeks later. The puppies and kitten can be shipped not less than four weeks after the second dose. Proof of these vaccines in the form of original vaccination stickers will be needed to obtain the Import Permit.
A rabies blood test was proving immunity is required for most imports.
All pets arriving in Bahrain need an Import Permit. Your Pet Relocation Specialist will obtain this on your behalf.
Upon arrival, pets will undergo inspection by government authorities. This clearance process generally takes from one to four hours. If all requirements are met, your pet will be released from quarantine.
Attention: This information is to be used as general guidelines and may not be updated or complete to meet the current requirements. Before you travel, be sure to contact JetPetGlobal.
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