Import / Transit Requirements for Cats and Dogs into Bahrain

Age Of Animal

Dogs and cats has to be older than 4 months for entry into Bahrain.


A microchip should be implanted before or at the same time of the rabies vaccination.

Rabies Vaccinations

A valid rabies vaccination is required, the primary rabies vaccination has to be older than 30 days and not older than 1 year prior to departure. The Rabies Vaccination Book / Card must clearly show vaccine sticker in which batch No., date of manufacture, expiry, and the name of manufacturing company are mentioned.

Rabies Neutralizing Anti-Body Titre Test

The blood sample must be taken at least 30 or 31 days after the rabies vaccination NO LESS. Once this blood test has been done the import permit can be applied for.

Normal Canine and Feline vaccinations

Annual canine and feline vaccinations are required and have to be older than 30 days and not older than 1 year on arrival.


  • DHPPiL (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirosis, Parainfluenza and Leptospirosis)


  • Tri-cat (Feline Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus & Panieukopnia)


Kennel cough vaccinations and snuffles vaccinations for cats are recommended, should your pet require boarding before or after they travel all reputable kennels would insist that you produce a valid vaccination certificate.

Import Permit
  • Required, has to be issued in advance.
  • Import permit is only valid for 30 days from the date of issue.
Health Certificate (Valid for 10 days)

The pets have to be accompanied by a health certificate issued by a private veterinarian certifying compliance with the above requirements and this Health Certificate must be stamped & signed by the SA State Vet. The Health certificate must be done within 10 days of travel.

~ Our clients will be supplied with the correct & filled in Heath Certificate.