Pet Passport Bahrain
Regulations for taking a pet dog or cat to Bahrain
Bahrain does not quarantine healthy pets who meet the following requirements:
- Import Permit valid for 30 days from the date of issue.
- 15 digit ISO compliant
If your pet's microchip is not ISO 11784/11785 compliant, you can bring your own
Dogs must be vaccinated against rabies, canine distemper, parvo,
hepatitis and Leptospira at least twice in their lifetime and the
most recent vaccinations must occur no less than one month and
not more than one year prior to entry. See information below for
puppies and kittens.
- Cats must receive the rabies vaccine and
the tri-cat vaccines at least 30 days but not more than one year
prior to entry. See information below for puppies and kittens.
If you are entering Bahrain from a rabies free country your pet will not need a Blood Titer Test.
If you are entering Bahrain from a
country with a low incidence of rabies, your veterinarian must administer a
Blood Titer Test in order to avoid quarantine. Please note that
there are countries where no more than a 2 hour quarantine will be
applied. (including US) The affected countries can change, so our
recommendation is to have the titer test done so there is no
question as to whether quarantine is imposed on your pet.
If you are entering Bahrain from a high rabies country,
your pet will need a Blood Titer Test. Even with a Blood Titer Test, your pet will be taken to a
quarantine center where it will undergo inspection after clearing customs.
After the vaccinations are completed, a USDA (or CFIA) accredited veterinarian must then complete the
for Bahrain for endorsement by the USDA or CFIA if traveling from the
United States or Canada. If you are traveling from another country, the Governmental Authority
responsible for the import and export of animals should
endorse the forms.
- A copy of the Rabies Certificate and Blood Titer
Test should also be
included for endorsement.
- A Ticks & Tapeworm Test must be administered by your
veterinarian just prior to travel.
- Unaccompanied pets traveling as manifest cargo will need a
health certificate issued within 10 days of travel. Your airlines
may also require a health certificate even if your pet is traveling
with you in the cabin or as checked baggage.
Puppies and kittens must have two doses of all above vaccines. The first dose must be given when 2 months old** and the 2nd dose given 2-3 weeks later. The puppy or kitten can then be shipped 4 weeks after the 2nd dose is given. **Please note that, even though Bahrain's regulations specify a rabies vaccination at 2 months, the recommended age for rabies vaccination is 3 months.
Puppies less than 3 months are not permitted entry into Bahrain.
Failure to comply with these regulations will mean that your pet will be refused entry or returned to the country of origin or placed in quarantine, all at the expense of the person responsible for your pet.
Inspection: All domestic dogs and cats must be free of evidence of disease
communicable to humans when examined at the port of entry to
Bahrain. If your dog or cat is not in apparent good health, further examination by a
licensed veterinarian may be required at your expense.
Other Animals: Birds, invertebrates, tropical fish, reptiles, amphibia, mammals such as rodents and rabbits are not subject to requirements of rabies vaccination, but may have to meet other requirements and should have a health certificate to enter Bahrain. Pet owners are strongly advised to seek further information from the relevant authority of their country and/or that of the country of destination.
If your pet is not a dog, cat or ferret, and especially if it is a
turtle or parrot, you should verify that
it is not protected under the
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna
and Flora (CITIES). You will need to apply for additional permits
if this is the case. Search their database.
Over 180 countries participate and enforce CITIES regulations. Read more about CITIES.
Veterinary Certificate: All countries have unique veterinary certificates. This form may differ from the veterinary certificate issued by veterinarians in the United States. (APHIS 7001) It is an essential part of the cat or dog passport.
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