Pet Passport Malta
REGULATIONS FOR TAKING A PET DOG, CAT OR FERRET TO MALTA FROM A
RABIES FREE COUNTRY OR A
COUNTRY WITH A LOW INCIDENCE OF RABIES:
If your pet is entering Malta from a rabies free or country with a low incidence of rabies after residing there for at least 6 months, they will not be quarantined if they have a 15 digit ISO pet microchip and vaccinated at least 21 days prior to entering Malta. There is no Blood Titer Test required in this case however, an Import Permit is required.
Your vet must vaccinate your pet with an inactive rabies vaccine after the microchip is installed. If your animal has been vaccinated before it was fitted with a microchip, it will have to be vaccinated again after the microchip is inserted.
Note: Your dog or cat must be at least 3 months old before being vaccinated.
Shortly before travel, a USDA (or CFIA) accredited veterinarian must then complete the Annex II for Malta for endorsement by the USDA or CFIA if traveling from the United States or Canada. If you are not traveling 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. This completes your cat or dog passport for Malta.
Before your dog or cat can enter Malta, it must be treated against certain tapeworms between one and five days prior to entering Malta using an approved treatment. Any licensed veterinarian can do this.
PETS ENTERING FROM ANOTHER UNITED KINGDOM (RABIES FREE) COUNTRY SUCH AS SCOTLAND OR IRELAND:
The blood titre test is NOT required. Ask your licensed veterinarian to provide you with a blue pet passport.
PETS ENTERING MALTA FROM A COUNTRY WITH A HIGH INCIDENCE OF RABIES:
Pet cats, dogs and ferrets entering Malta from a country with a high incidence of rabies will be quarantined for a period of four months in Malta. If your pet is entering Malta after January 1, 2012, quarantine can be avoided by administering a Blood Titer Test 3 months prior to entry.
Pets entering Malta must be microchipped with the ISO 11784/11785 15 digit pet microchip.
Failure to comply with these regulations will mean that your pet may be refused entry and the relevant authority in consultation with an authorized veterinarian can decide to return the pet home, or place the pet in quarantine at the expense of the owner or natural person responsible for pet, or as a last resort, without financial compensation, put the pet down where the return trip home or quarantine cannot be arranged.
All other pets (birds, invertebrates, tropical fish, reptiles, amphibia, mammals such as rodents and rabbits) are not subject to the regulations in respect of the anti-rabies vaccination but may have to meet other requirements as to a limit on the number of animals and a certificate to accompany them in respect of other diseases. Pet owners are strongly advised to seek further information from the relevant authority of their country and/or that of the country of destination.
All countries have a unique veterinary certificates. This form differs from the International Veterinary Certificate issued by veterinarians in the United States. (APHIS 7001) This is an important part of your cat or dog passport.
Find Veterinary Certificates for countries worldwide.
Malta does require an ISO pet microchip.
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