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Policies & Requirements

** The veterinarian must be approved and accredited by the Government Veterinarian Authority of the pet’s departing country. If the pet is departing Canada, the veterinarian used must be CFIA approved. 

** All dates must be written in the ISO (International Standards): dd/mm/yyyy

** All documentation must be completed in blue ink

Requirements

1. Microchip

The pet must be implanted with a microchip that is compatible with international standards (ISO 11784/11785). Microchip Implantation Record must be provided. Microchip Implantation Record must be provided. Microchip must be implanted before the rabies vaccination.

2. Vaccinations

Dogs:

Valid Certification of DHLPP Vaccination within 6 months and 1 month prior importation.

Valid Certification of Rabies Vaccination within 6 months and 1 month prior importation.

Puppies younger than two months must also have these vaccines, and they must be revaccinated two (2) to four (4) weeks prior transport. 

All vaccinations must be recorded in a vaccination booklet. 

Cats:

Valid Certification of FVRCP Vaccination within 6 months and 1 month prior importation.

Valid Certification of Rabies Vaccination within 6 months and 1 month prior importation.

Kittens younger than two months must also have these vaccines, and they must be revaccinated two (2) to four (4) weeks prior transport. 

All vaccinations must be recorded in a vaccination booklet. 

3. Permits & Licenses 

Permits must be obtained from The Ministry of Agriculture, Trade and Industry. The Permit is valid for 90 days from the date of issue. To attain this permit, the pet must be six (6) months of age or older; be accompanied by a valid certification of rabies vaccination; and also be accompanied by a Veterinary Health Certificate. 

4. Veterinarian Health Certificate 

The pet must be accompanied by a Veterinarian Health Certificate, available here, that must be issued 10 days prior to departure. http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/anima/heasan/export/petcom/petcome.shtml

5. CFIA Endorsement

The following forms must be sent to the local CFIA for their stamp of approval: Veterinarian Health Certificate, Microchip Implantation Record, and Rabies Certificate.  

6. Quarantine

Pets imported from Canada will be quarantined for up to 30 days upon arrival to Bahrain.

7. All of the original documentation must travel with the pet. Have the completed request form and vaccination/health certificate available upon arrival

8. Complete all of the preparatory procedures outlined in The VIP Sitters Pet Relocation Guide for Cats & Dogs

Airlines and countries constantly make changes to their policies and regulations. Please note that the information available on this website may not be up to date with current requirements. 

VIP Sitters arranges all of the necessary documentation for you so, together, we can safely, legally, and easily transport your pets anywhere in the world. Let us help you. Request a quote by sharing your travel plans with us. We’d love to hear from you!

* If a paritcular country is not listed or you require additional assistance, please feel free to contact us anytime

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