Taking Pets to Bahrain
Bahrain is a beautiful cosmopolitan island country of about 1.5 million people; most of the people are Middle Eastern with a rather large number of expatriates. As per surveys, Bahrain retains its title of top expat destination with high rankings for the ease of settling in, making it the most preferable destination to work, live and raise a family. For pet owners, of course, settling in can never be complete without having their furry family members with them.
Due to traditional religious rules, keeping pets in the house, especially dogs, was initially not preferred. However, due to a lot of modernization and incoming of foreigners, a new mentality has set foot in the country and the notion of keeping pet dogs is more and more widespread. Waterfronts and parks are frequently used by dog lovers to play and exercise their pets, provided they are secured by a leash.
- Prepare your pets by having them microchipped with an ISO compliant microchip.
- Your pet must then be vaccinated for Rabies & DHPPIL, not less than 30 days and not more than one year prior to entry.
- If your pet is entering Bahrain from a high-rabies country, a rabies titer test will have to be administered in order to avoid quarantine.
- An import permit in form of a No Objection Certificate and a health certificate by a licensed vet is required, within 10 days of travel.
- Puppies and kittens must have had 2 doses of all vaccinations, given not sooner than 2 months of age. Puppies below the age of 3 months are not allowed entry to Bahrain.
It is recommended to take the assistance of an accredited pet travel agency to help with your pet relocation. If you are planning on travelling to Bahrain with your pet dog or cat, get a free quote here on our website by entering your travel and pet details. You can get in touch with us for a professional consultation by calling +91-9257123123 or write to us at [email protected]