Pet Travel Question: Importing dogs from Bahrain to Canada

Name: Norah
Number of Pets:  1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Shih Tzu mix
From: Bahrain
To:  Canada

I am traveling from Bahrain to Canada with my dog and need to get an International Health Certificate. Where to I obtain this, and do I need an export permit for my dog to leave Bahrain? Any information you can provide would be most helpful. Thank you, - Norah

Hi Norah,

Thanks for contacting us with your question! First of all, here are the pet import requirements for Canada. You will need a few different import documents, and you’ll also want to contact the airline you’ll be flying with to see if they have additional regulations or suggestions. We recommend choosing a pet-friendly airline that makes an effort to ensure the safety of your dog.

Explore our site for more information about obtaining the correct paperwork, including the APHIS Vet Health Certificate, and please contact us if you have any more questions. One of our Pet Relocation Specialists would be happy to speak with you or help you plan your move.

Good luck with everything!


PetRelocation Team





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By Tanya on March 18, 2011 at 5:11 am

Since your question was about the export portion...

You are not able to get the export permit at the the gov buildings are closed. Veterinary Quarantine Division in Bahrain (fax: 973 17 643373).

The international health certificate can be issued via a qualified Vet in Bahrain - Noonie Counts office Number
+973 17245515 / 17691397
Adliya, Saar

On her website she said suspending all imports/exports - that refers to their service where they do all the arrangements not about getting the health certificate..

If you have a pet passport already that is valid then you can get just a health certificate signed by the vet (ie: Noonie Counts) and this may work depending on the airline. It was acceptable for a charter that was hired by the UK for leaving Bahrain the other day, still looking into other airlines.

I too am trying to get my Maltese dog out at the moment and back to Canada with no luck so far, and I had even started this a month ago to send him home on his own just in case a situation like this happened. ughh

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