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Maldives Pet Passport & Import Regulations

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The Maldives does not quarantine cats that meet the following requirements. Dogs are not permitted to be imported to the Maldives islands.


Pet Microchip

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All cats entering the Maldives must be dentified with an ISO 11785 pet microchip. If your cat's microchip is not ISO compliant, you can carry your own microchip scanner.

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pet rabies vaccination

Your cat must be vaccinated for rabies and other diseases a minimum of 30 days and less than 12 months prior to entering the country.

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Rabies Titer Test

Blood Titer Test

A rabies titer test is not required to enter the Maldives islands from any country.

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Health Certificate

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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 government agency in your country responsible for the import and export of animals should endorse the forms.

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Import Permit

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An import permit is not required when entering the Maldives with a personal cat.


Ticks and Tapeworm Treatment

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Your cat must have a tapeworm treatment administered by a licensed veterinarian or test negative for Dirofilaria Immitis. Within 7 days of import, your cat must be treated for intestinal parasites using a broad-spectrum anthelmintic and treated for external parasites using parasiticide approved for use in your 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.


Other Animals

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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.

CITES CITES endangered turtle

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 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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