Shipping Services to Bahrain
There are number of options for shipping to Bahrain. Air and sea freight options are both available. Sea freight services have a longer transit time but are usually a lot more economical.
Sea freight shipments are advised for large shipments and part or full house moves. Air freight is a much quicker service, it is usually appropriate for smaller consignments. During your pre-move survey or during your telephone survey, one of our dedicated International Consultants can advise you on the best method of transit.
If you are shipping to Bahrain, your consignment will need to pass through an inspection upon arrival in the country.
Duty is not charged for owned and used household and personal items if the client has a Residence Permit with some exceptions:
Dutiable items include:
- Musical instruments
- Food items
All new items that are shipped will incur duty.
It is a Bahrain Customs requirement that the client is present during customs clearance.
Sensitive cultural items such as books, DVDs and magazines are screened by the Ministry of Interior.
Shipping a car to Bahrain
Motor vehicles can be shipped to Bahrain, 5% duty will be due (depending on the value of the vehicle, determined by Customs). Only left hand vehicles can be brought into the country.
As above, the client will be required to be at the customs clearance for the vehicle.
Items which are not allowed entry include: dangerous items, remote controlled items and gambling items. For a full list of prohibited items, contact us to request your Customs Guide to Bahrain.
Shipping Quotation for your move to Bahrain
Contact us to arrange a pre-move survey or to arrange a quotation for your shipment to Bahrain. Experienced International Team members are on hand to provide specialist shipping advice.
If you are moving to Manama, check out our Destination Guide here for information on areas to live, leisure activities and transportation information: Moving to Manama.