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Bringing Pets


An Import Application must be filed before bringing pets into Malaysia. Cats and dogs may enter Malaysia without quarantine from certain countries and with a minimum seven day quarantine from other countries.

The pet must also be at least three months old and be accompanied by a veterinarian certificate. Certain aggressive breeds of dog are banned from entry.

Excellent veterinary care is available locally. Several tropical canine diseases, for which treatment is not fully successful, are peculiar to Malaysia. Ticks and fleas can be a serious problem in some sections of the city.

Entry Requirements


An Import Licence 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 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, endorsing 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 endorsing that no case of rabies had been reported to have occurred in Singapore during the six 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.

Australia, Brunei, Japan, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland & United Kingdom

Your pet must be accompanied with an Import Licence, Malaysia Veterinary Certificate and an affidavit of the captain of the airline.

Other Countries

Your pet must have a valid Import Licence issued by the Director General of Veterinary Services Malaysia or the State Director concerned permitting the import of these animals into 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 travelling from the United States or Canada. If you are not travelling 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.

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