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Importing Pets to Bahrain

As per Arabian Business survey & The National survey, Bahrain retains title of top expat destination in the world with high rankings for the ease of settling in, making it the most preferable destination for expats to work, live and raise a family.

For pet owners, settling in can never be complete without having all the family on board, including the furry ones.

Rules and regulations for pet importing to Bahrain might be complex but with proper planning, the procedure can be simple and straightforward.

Depending on the country of origin, documents required to import a pet to Bahrain can vary, for instance, dogs and cats coming from rabies free countries do not require rabies serological blood test RNATT for importing into Bahrain.

Regulations & required documents for importing dogs and cats:

  • Pets arriving to Bahrain must do so via manifest cargo
  • Pets must microchipped
  • Pets must be up to date on rabies vaccine plus DHPPL for dogs and rabies plus Feline Rhinotracheitis known as Tricat for cats
  • Pets must be accompanied with government health certificate or endorsed by government vet (depending on the country of origin)
  • Puppies and kittens can only be shipped four weeks after the rabies vaccine that is given at least at twelve weeks of age
  • Bahrain Import Permit

Upon completing the required vaccinations, our pet import specialist can acquire the import permit on your behalf


With the current agreement between the USDA and Bahrain Ministry of Agriculture and animal welfare, pets coming from the US accompanied with military memo do not require rabies blood test RNATT.


Bahrain Pet Relocation, known with its Meet & Greet & Express services, guarantees the fastest clearance timing and stress free to your pet, documents are entered online in advance, our agent greets your pet straight when aircraft lands, transports to cargo terminal in a pet friendly air-conditioned vehicle modified specially for family pets and prepare the inspection by government authorities. Once clearance is done, our Pet Taxi service delivers to residence or to Bed & Biscuits Pets Hotel,


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