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Bahrain to Australia – Cats

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Since BAHRAIN falls in group 2 country category, these countries are considered as approved rabies-free and cats exported to Australia from these countries require an import permit to be able to enter Australia.

Time frame: Minimum 50 days

Cats coming from Bahrain to Australia have to be accompanied with a valid import permit. On arrival, cats must be quarantined minimum of 10 days at the Mickleham post entry quarantine facility where the space of your pet is pre-booked and confirmed by your pet shipper. Rest assured, staff at the Michleham quarantine facility are great care takers and will provide food as instructed and medications if needed

MICROCHIP & VACCINATIONS

Whether verifying an existing microchip or implanting a new one, make sure that the chip being used can be read by an Avid, Trovan, Destron or other ISO compatible reader, the government approved veterinarian must scan microchip during each treatment and or during blood withdrawal visit while recording the reader on all documents.

Microchip has to be verified or implanted before any pre-export testing or treatments.

Microchip numbers starting with 999 are not acceptable because they are not unique.

Vaccination:
Its highly recommended that your cat receives a vaccination that protects against feline enteritis (also known as feline panleucopenia or feline distemper), rhinotracheitis and calicivirus and is valid for the entire post entry quarantine period.


VETERINARY TREATMENTS AND BLOOD TESTS

  • An approved veterinarian must administer the cat with a topical product twice that kills ticks and fleas on contact at least 21 days before the date of export.
  • Continuous protection from external parasites must be maintained until the time of export and treatments may need to be repeated by the veterinarian in accordance with the manufacturer’s directions
  • In order to calculate the 21 days properly, count the day of the treatment as day 0
  • At each s veterinary visit, approved veterinarian should examine the cat for external parasites while scanning microchip, If fleas or ticks are found they must be removed and treatments starts all over again.<.li>
  • treatments against nematodes and cestodes
  • a government approved veterinarian must administer the with two internal parasite treatments effective against nematodes and cestodes, these treatments must be given at least 14 days apart and within 45 days before the date of travel. The second treatment must be given within 5 days of the date of travel.

VETERINARY HEALTH CERTIFICATES APPENDIX 1

Your pre-issued import permit Health Certificate is Appendix 1 has to be completed and endorsed by Government Veterinarian of Bahrain that also must verify:

A Crate seal must accompany the crate together with a seal certificate and the number of the seal to be added to Appendix 1

No corrections can be made to any of the issued and endorsed certificates unless signed and stamped near each correction

The veterinarian official has to stamp and sign all treatment documents, tests and any other related health documents as mentioned on the import permit and on Appendix 1

The cat must be examined by an official government veterinarian that endorses all documents and found the cat to be free from external parasites and clinical signs of infectious and contagious disease within 5 days before travel date


QUARANTINE

Dogs entering Australia must spend 10 days at the Mickleham Quarantine Station in Melbourne, located in 35 Donnybrook Rd, Mickleham VIC 3064, Australia, is known to be one of the nicest quarantine facilities in the world with an investment of 380 million AUS dollars, it’s made up of sleek, modern buildings for each type of animal, kennels and catteries are equipped with floor heating and plenty of space for exercise in addition to private veterinary rooms.

If your pet is under certain medication, you need to mention this on the import permit, the Mikcleham Quarantine Station staff are great care takers and will strictly follow all feeding and medication instructions

Many clients ask if they can transport their dog themselves to the Mickleham Quarantine Station after landing in MEL, but this is not possible. The experience quarantine staff will do this with their well equipped vehicles


BANNED BREEDS

As per the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, domestic/non domestic animal hybrids are not accepted for importation to Australia. Hybrid cats include:

  • Chausie, domestic cat crossed with Jungle cat
  • Bengal cat, domestic cat crossed with Asian leopard cat
  • Safari cat, domestic cat crossed with Geoffroy cat
  • Savannah cat, derived from crossbreeding domestic cat with serval cat
  • Note – Its still possible to import Bengal cats to Australia if the cat is proven to be five generations or more removed from wild ancestors, proves such as pedigrees are required (check with your breeder for the pedigree of your cat) our relocation specialist can get confirmation in advance from the Department of Agriculture before applying for the import permit.