Pet Import Regulations in Malaysia



Importing dogs, cats and birds is permitted in Malaysia.

Relocating Pets to Malaysia 

There is no maximum number of pets that an individual can bring to Malaysia, but the age requirement of the animal must be at least 3 months at the time of import.  

Owners need to have an import permit from the Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) prior to the importation of pets. Applications for the permit should be submitted with a copy of the vaccination records.  

Once the permit is issued, validity is 30 days from the date of issue.

Aside from the permit, a health certificate is necessary. Health certificates should be issued seven days before the flight to Malaysia, and it must be stated that the animals are free from rabies. Also, a vaccination certificate is required, validating that the vaccination was done from 30 to 180 days prior to the flight. The vaccination certificate must provide important information such as breed, age, colour, name of pet and the flight details. 

Malaysia does not require dogs to be microchipped, although the government strongly recommends the use of a microchip that complies with ISO Standard 11784 or Annex A to ISO standard 11785. 

Dogs and cats are subject to a minimum of seven days in quarantine period, except those coming from UK, Ireland, Sweden, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Brunei and Singapore, provided the pet is healthy and documents are in order. During this time, owners or persons authorized by the owner can visit the pet between 8am to 4pm.



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