Tips to Fly with Pets to Malaysia

Tips to Fly with Pets to Malaysia

Malaysia is a popular tourist destination and a lovely place to raise a pet. Malaysia welcomes dogs and cats, and the active community offers a variety of fascinating activities for you and your pet. There are things to consider if you plan on going to Malaysia with your pet. Certain dog breeds are not permitted, and your pet must comply with all pet import restrictions in order to enter the nation. What you should know regarding pet travel to Malaysia is as follows:

Microchip your pet: Microchips are required for foreign travel; they assist in accurately identifying your pet and are extremely useful when your pet goes missing or is misplaced. All pets travelling to Malaysia must have an ISO-certified microchip inserted. Remember to enter the microchip number appropriately in all of your pet's records after implanting the microchip. Next, go for vaccinations and blood tests. Pets brought to Malaysia should get vaccinated against rabies with an anti-rabies vaccine between 30 days and 12 months prior to departure. If your pet is travelling from Australia, they will not require a rabies vaccine if they have lived there for six months before travel.

Canine parainfluenza, canine adenovirus type 2 and canine distemper vaccinations are required for dogs travelling to Malaysia. Immunization against Chlamydia psittaci, feline panleukopenia, feline calicivirus, and feline rhinotracheitis is required for cats. Vaccinations must be administered at least 12 months before the travel date and indicated on the health certificate together with the microchip number.

Dogs and cats travelling from Australia must always be tested for Hendra Virus using a dilution of the Serum Neutralisation Test (SNT). External and internal parasite treatments: Between two and seven days before travel, you should treat your pet dogs and cats for external and internal parasites. Internal parasite therapy must include both cestodes and nematodes, while exterior parasite treatment must eliminate all fleas and ticks from your pet. Ensure that your veterinarian records the name of the medicine, active components, and date of therapy in your pet's records.

Import permit and veterinary health certificate: To enter Malaysia, you must first get an import authorization from the Malaysian Quarantine and Inspection Services Department (MAQIS). Before flying your dog to Malaysia, you have to check that it's not on the list of restricted and prohibited breeds. You may apply for import permission online or have a pet travel company do it for you. This permission is valid for 30 days after it is issued. Your pet will also require a pet passport or veterinarian health certificate that includes a record of all vaccines and treatments taken before to flight. For simple identification, it must include a description of the pet as well as the microchip number. A veterinary health certificate must be issued by a licensed veterinary officer certified by the government veterinary authority of the country of origin. The health certificate should say that the pet has been evaluated by a qualified veterinarian within the last seven days and has exhibited no clinical evidence of illness.

Banned and restricted dog breeds: Some violent and dangerous dog breeds have been prohibited from entering Malaysia. Before bringing your pet dog into Malaysia, be sure it is not on the list of prohibited breeds. Some breeds are on the restricted list and may enter the nation if certain import restrictions are met. Restricted dog breeds can enter Malaysia only with the agreement of the Director-General of Malaysian Quarantine and Inspection Services. Before asking for an import permit, you must first get approval. Also, observe pet quarantine in Malaysia; however, pets travelling in Singapore, Sweden, Brunei, Japan, New Zealand, Ireland, and the United Kingdom don't have to get quarantined as long as they are healthy and meet all import requirements.

If all other import conditions are satisfied, pet dogs and cats travelling to Malaysia from Australia will be subject to a ten-day quarantine. If you bring your pet from Thailand, they will be confined for 14 days. When dogs and cats arrive, they will be examined by a quarantine officer and housed in an approved quarantine facility. If they are confirmed to be healthy and disease-free following their required quarantine, they will be freed. The quarantine time might be prolonged for up to six months if your cat or dog does not meet import restrictions.

Bringing a pet to Malaysia may be complex and confusing, so it is best to enlist the expertise of an approved pet travel agency to assist with the move.