When relocating to a different country, you should bear in mind that not all the items are allowed to import. Do not let yourself be surprised once you go there. Should you not get informed, you can quickly lose some important items of yours. To give you a helping hand, Four Winds Bahrain is going to let you know what prohibited items in Bahrain to import are. Learn this on time, and there will be nothing for you to worry about.
You cannot import all kinds of food
When food is in question, you should know that there are some items you will not be allowed to import in Bahrain. For example, it will not be possible for you to import any food product without permission. To be more precise, here is the list of goods for which you will have to get a permit:
- meat and meat products,
- fish and seafood products,
- processed and unprocessed food products.
If you would like to import some of these, you will have to get a No Objection Certificate from the Ministry of Municipalities & Agriculture Affairs. In case this is not enough, you will have to get permission from the Ministry of Health. After you have collected all the necessary paperwork, feel free to import the items you have chosen.
There are also restrictions concerning animal import
If you have a pet, make sure you do not move to Bahrain without getting some important pieces of information. For example, you should know that you will not be able to bring your pet with you without having permission. That is something you should bear in mind when packing your home for relocation. When wild animals are in question, they could be imported but only for the circus. The situation is similar even when it comes to plants. You will have to get a permit if you decide to bring your plant to your new home.
Other products that are prohibited items in Bahrain
Another thing you should bear in mind when moving to Bahrain is that you should not pack some hazardous items. For example, those can be vegetable fertilizers, insecticides, and fungicides. These are probably the things that not even your movers would agree to relocate. In addition to this, it will also not be possible for you to import some radioactive chemicals and active isotopes. Items like these are not welcome, which means that you will have to get a permit if you are thinking about importing them.
You will not be able to bring medications
If you are using some medicines, check whether it will be possible for you to import them. There are some pharmaceuticals and medicines for which you will need permission to import them. That is just a measure of precaution, and the authorities would like to know that you are not bringing anything harmful.
Naturally, as in all the other countries, there will not be a chance for you to import any narcotic drugs. In addition to this, be careful when it comes to advertisement materials for all types of cigarettes. In case you have something like this on you when you move to Bahrain, they are going to take it away from you.
Publications that contradict Islamic teaching
One more piece of advice that we can give you is to check all of your photographs, books, pictures, magazines, and sculptures thoroughly. Should you find even a single thing that contradicts Islamic teachings, immorality, or decency, you can be sure that it will not be welcome in Bahrain. The laws here are very strict when it comes to this.
However, if some items have great emotional value to you, there is something you can do. You can get a No Objection Certificate from the Ministry of Information. In this way, you will manage to get the things you like, and there will be nothing for you to worry about.
Avoid bringing any kind of weapon or TV equipment with you
Bahrain is not a place where you can bring your weapons. That means that you will not be allowed to import military weapons, arms, ammunition, explosives, or even handcuffs made from iron or steel. You can certainly try to get a No Objection Certificate from the Ministry of Interior.
Just make sure you know what paperwork you are going to need for this step. Additionally, you are also going to need this certificate if you want to bring with you some radio and television broadcasting equipment. The approval authority you should contact to get the certificate is the Telecom Regulatory Authority.
If you are relocating to Bahrain, make sure you get to know their laws beforehand. By doing this, you will find out that there are some items you should not bring with you. Or, you can ask for a permit and be allowed to import them. All in all, we have tried to make a list of the most important prohibited items in Bahrain. Now, you should do your part and check what things you would like to bring with you and what you would like to leave behind. If items from this list are not of great importance to you, do not bring them. That is much easier and less complicated than going through the whole process of getting a certificate.