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Imigration - Pet Imigration Rules in Malaysia
An Import Application must be filed before bringing pets into Malaysia.
REGULATIONS FOR TAKING A PET DOG OR CAT TO MALAYSIA
SEE BELOW FOR ENTRY FROM VARIOUS COUNTRIES
- Cats and Dogs may enter Malaysia without quarantine from certain countries and with a minimum seven day quarantine from other countries.
- Cats and Dogs must be at least 3 months old and be accompanied by a veterinarian certificate. Certain aggressive breeds are banned from entry.
An Import License is required to enter Malaysia from Singapore. Your pet must be accompanied by a declaration by the owner to the effect that it is been in your possession in Singapore for not less than six(6) months or since its birth and that the owner has no reason to believe it to be infected with rabies.
In addition, you must have a certificate from the competent veterinary officer, Primary Production (Veterinary) Department Singapore, endorseing that the animal had not been imported into Singapore during the six months immediately preceding the date of the certificate except in accordance with regulation, and endorseing that no case of rabies had been reported to have occurred in Singapore during the six(6) months immediately preceding the date of the certificate.
Your pet must be examined by the Veterinary Department Singapore (within the seven days immediately preceding the import and found to be free from any clinical sign of infectious or contagious diseases of dog/cat.
Your pet must be carried by aircraft or road transport direct to the prescribed landing place or any other airport as directed by the Director General of Veterinary Services, Malaysia or the State Director concerned.
FROM: UNITED KINGDOM, EIRE, NORTHERN IRELAND, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, JAPAN AND BRUNEI
Your pet must be accompanied with an Import Certificate, Malaysia Veterinary Certificate and a Affidavit of the Captain of the Airline.
FROM COUNTRIES OTHER THAN THE UNITED KINGDOM, EIRE, NORTHERN IRELAND, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, JAPAN, BRUNEI AND SINGAPORE
Your pet must have a valid import license issued by the Director General of Veterinary Services Malaysia or the State Director concerned permitting the import of these animals into the State(s) of Malaysia.
Your pet cat or dog must be vaccinated for rabies at least 30 days prior to entry into the country. A USDA (or CFIA) accredited veterinarian must then complete the Malaysia Veterinary Certificate
for endorsement by the USDA or CFIA if traveling from the United States or Canada. If you are not traveling from either of these countries, the Governing Authority of your country should endorse the forms. A copy of the Rabies Certificate should also be included.
QUARANTINE IN MALAYSIA
Upon arrival, the animal shall be placed in quarantine and may be vaccinated with approved anti-rabies vaccine and detained in quarantine for compulsory period of not less than seven(7) days. The animal will be released if found to be free of any evidence of infection. However, where deemed nescesary, the quarantine period can be extended up to six(6) months based on risk assessment on a case to case basis. Failure to comply with these regulations will mean that your pet may be refused entry and the relevant authority in consultation with an authorized veterinarian can decide to return the pet home, or place the pet in quarantine at the expense of the owner or natural person responsible for pet, or as a last resort, without financial compensation, put the pet down where the return trip home or quarantine cannot be arranged.
All other pets (birds, invertebrates, tropical fish, reptiles, amphibia, mammals such as rodents and rabbits) are not subject to the regulations in respect of the anti-rabies vaccination but may have to meet other requirements as to a limit on the number of animals and a certificate to accompany them in respect of other diseases. Pet owners are strongly advised to seek further information from the relevant authority of their country and/or that of the country of destination.
All countries have a unique veterinary certificates. This form differs from the International Veterinary Certificate issued by veterinarians in the United States. (APHIS 7001)
Although Malaysia does not require an ISO pet microchip
, we strongly suggest microchipping your pet prior to traveling.