Travelling With Your Pet In Malaysia

Travelling With Your Pet In Malaysia

Travelling with pet in Malaysia? Pets are important members of the family. To ensure your pet's safe and comfortable journey, be sure to follow the rules and regulations.


Malaysia Travel Regulations For Pets

Before bringing your dogs and cats to Malaysia, there are a few requirements you will need to complete.

1. Ensure your pet is microchipped.

2. Your pet must be older than 3 months.

3. An anti-rabies vaccination certificate is required. Your pet must be vaccinated for rabies between 30 days and 12 months prior to entry into Malaysia. Other vaccinations such as Distemper, Hepatitis, Bordetella, Parainfluenza and Parvovirus (DHLPP) are recommended.

4. An import licence issued by the Director General of Veterinary Services or the State Director is required. You may seek help from a pet relocation specialist to guide you through the process.

Is Quarantine Mandatory When Travelling With Pets

Dogs and cats are quarantined for 7 days or more unless your pet is arriving from Ireland, Brunei Darussalam, Japan, Singapore, New Zealandor or the United Kingdom.

Your pet will be released from quarantine if found to be free of any evidence of infection. However, the quarantine period can be extended up to 6 months when neccesary.

Quarantine facilities for dogs and cats are available at Penang International Airport, Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and Padang Besar. Note that advance quarantine reservations must be made.

Malaysia Airline Pet Policy

Travelling with cats and dogs? You can take your pet with you on vacation with Malaysia Airlines.

According to Malaysia Airlines policy, dogs and cats can travel with pet lovers as checked baggage when they are carried in an appropriate kennel, accompanied by valid vaccination and health certificates. Bear in mind that your pet will be charged as excess baggage and the price varies depending on the destination and his weight. The maximum combined weight of your pet and his carrier should not 25 kg.

Meanwhile, your pet's crate must meet IATA regulations:

1. Must be closely secured.

2. Provide enough room for your pet to stand, lie down and turn around comfortably.

3. Have upright arrow labels indicating carrier's correct position and have labels with the words "Live Animal" on the carrier's top and on at least one side.

4. Have layers of absorbent materials.

5. Provide separate food and water troughs

Note that Malaysia Airlines can refuse to transport an animal due to reasons such as poor kenneling, extreme temperatures at origin or destination airports, iillness and aggressive behaviour. Restricted breeds and snub-nosed dogs are not allowed on board as well, including Chow Chow, Chihuahua, Akita, Boston Terrier, American Bulldog, French Bulldog and more.

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