Maldives Pet Passport & Import Regulations
The Maldives does not quarantine cats that meet the following requirements. Dogs are not permitted to be imported to the Maldives islands.
The Maldives do not require that your cat be identified with a pet microchip, but it is recommended that you microchip your cat and register your contact information prior to traveling as a means of identification should your pet be lost or separated from you.
If your cat does not have a registered microchip, make sure your pets are wearing tags that identify them and have contact information for the owner.
Your cat must be vaccinated for rabies and other diseases a minimum of 30 days prior to entering the country.
Rabies Titer Test
A rabies titer test is not required to enter the Maldives islands from any country.
A licensed veterinarian will complete a health certificate for the Maldives. Although it is not required, we suggest you get the veterinary certificate endorsed by the USDA or CFIA if your cat is traveling from the United States or Canada respectively. If your cat is traveling from another country, then the Governing Authority in your country responsible for the import and export of animals should endorse the forms.
An import permit is not required when entering the Maldives with a personal cat.
Ticks and Tapeworm Treatment
A ticks and tapeworm treatment is not required prior to entering the Maldives but is recommended due to availability of these products in the country.
Entering the Maldives by Air
Cats must enter Maldives via Male International Airport on Hulhule Island. Cats can arrive in the cabin, as checked baggage or as air cargo.
All domestic cats must be free of evidence of disease communicable to humans when examined at the entry airport. If your cat is not in apparent good health, further examination by a licensed veterinarian may be required at your expense.
Birds, invertebrates, tropical fish, reptiles, amphibia, mammals such as rodents and rabbits are not subject to requirements of rabies vaccination, but may have to meet other requirements and should have a health certificate to enter Maldives. Pet owners are strongly advised to seek further information from the relevant authority of their country and/or that of the country of destination.
If your pet is not a dog, cat or ferret, and especially if it is a turtle or parrot, you should verify that it is not protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). You will need to apply for additional permits if this is the case. Over 180 countries participate and enforce CITES regulations. .
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To the best of our ability, we ensure that recommendations given on PetTravel.com reflect the current regulations. We cannot predict how a given country may enforce these regulations. Noncompliance may result in the need to make arrangements to put your pet into quarantine at your expense, return your pet to the country of origin, or euthanize your pet. We suggest that you minimize the disruptions that may occur by following the rules of the country you are visiting.
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