Pet immigration to Malaysia

Whether your bringing your pooch from the Americas, Europe, or Asia, the rules for bringing/importing your pet to Malaysia are pretty much the same. While your relocation agency may offer to take care of this for you, it is possible to manage the documentation and clearance yourself.

There's a relatively long list of dog breeds that are banned or Restricted entry into Malaysia as they are deemed "aggressive". The breeds included, but aren't limited to: Rottweilers, Dobermans, Mastiffs, German Shephards, any bull dogs, Akitas. That's not to say that these breeds don't exist in Malaysia- many do- it's simply that you aren't allowed to bring them in.

Dogs and cats shall be at least 3 months of age at the time of import, and have their own passport, with a photo attached. If you don't have one yet, you can simply go to your local vet, and they'll take care of it. You'll need to also provide the shot record ;rabies, PARVO if it's still a puppy, and so forth. The vacinations should be done within a month of the actual date of travel.

Your pet will have to go through a mandatory quarantine - unless it is from rabies free country (United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Eire, Australia, New Zealand, Brunei, Japan, Singapore). The length of the stay may vary.

The quarantine facility, located near the airport is very clean. It is recommended to throw in a bag of dry food, to be left with your pet while at the quarantine. If you don't leave food for your pet, the facility will then need to provide it, with a hefty bill to await you when you pick it up at the end of his/her stay. All animals and birds under quarantine are subjected to a quarantine fee. For example, the basic fee for a dog is RM4.00 per day.

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