Malaysia is a pet-friendly destination and, there should be no problem relocating your fur babies with you. However, the process may be complicated and lengthy. There are many steps that you need to take and conditions that you need to fulfill. Often, it is easier to hire the services of a pet travel agency to do all the hard work for you.

Some breeds of dogs are banned from entry to Malaysia. They are:

  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Japanese Tosa
  • Neapolitan Mastiff
  • Akita
  • American Bulldog
  • Dogo Argentino
  • Fila Brasileiro

Other breeds are restricted, and you will need to check what the conditions of their entry are.

  • Bull Mastiff
  • Bull Terrier
  • Doberman
  • German Shepherd
  • Rottweiler

Conditions of Entry

  • Pets must have a microchip.

  • Pets, except those coming from Australia, must be vaccinated against rabies.

  • Dogs, additionally, need to be vaccinated for adenovirus type 2, distemper, parainfluenza, and parvovirus.

  • Cats need to be vaccinated for chlamydia, panleukopenia, calicivirus, and rhinotracheitis.

  • These vaccines must be given 12 months before travel.

  • Dogs and cats flying from Australia need to be tested for Hendra Virus.

  • Ensure your pets have no external or internal parasites.

  • Your pet documents must be updated and contain all the above information.

An Import Permit

You must apply to the Malaysian Quarantine and Inspection Services Department (MAQIS) for an import permit. This permit is valid for thirty days.

Your pet will need a passport or a veterinary health certificate that shows all its vaccinations and medical history. It must also clearly describe your pet and its microchip number.

Quarantine for your Pet

Dogs and cats arriving from Australia will be required to quarantine for up to ten days.

Dogs and cats arriving from the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Sweden, Ireland, Japan, Brunei, and Singapore are not required to quarantine.

Animal Welfare Society

PAWS Malaysia is the society for animal welfare in Malaysia. At PAWS you can adopt a pet, donate to the Society, or even volunteer your time to help take care of the animals. If you love animals, PAWS needs you, and you may make some wonderful new friendships, furry and human.

Dog Parks

Walking your dog in Kuala Lumpur means it must be on a leash at all times. However, there are a few dog parks scattered around Kuala Lumpur where you can let your dog off its leash for a run and play. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Central Park
  • Pets Pavillion
  • Desa Park City
  • Bark-A-Bout
  • Pets Repawblic

In Conclusion

Taking your pets with you on your new adventure to Kuala Lumpur is sure to make the transition easier.