Relocating Pets to Malta
Malta, officially known as the Republic of Malta, is a Southern European Island country consisting of an archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea. It is one of the smallest countries in Europe, but it’s full of history, beaches, party, culture and friendly people. Malta is considered to be one of the most affordable destinations in Europe and attracts a lot of tourists each year.
Malta has a lot of pet friendly restaurants where you can bring your pet. Apart from pet friendly restaurants, most shops will also allow for your pets to come in. There are a lot of dogs and cats in Malta so you’ll meet a lot of pet owners while out and about. While travelling with pets, it is important to keep the following things in mind-
- The first step is to microchip your pet with a 15-digit ISO compliant pet microchip.
- All pets must have proof of a current rabies vaccination administered after a microchip was implanted to enter Malta.
- A rabies titer test is mandatory for entering Malta. It should be administered after waiting for a minimum of 30 days after rabies vaccination. All samples must be processed at an approved lab.
- All pets must be treated against tapeworms five days prior to entering the country.
- For non-commercial regulations, the owner or a legal representative of the owner should travel with or within 5 days of the pet and the transport should not involve purchase, sale or transfer of ownership. A licensed veterinarian must complete the non-commercial EU health certificate for Malta within 5 days of entry.
- A Prenotification Form from the Ministry of Sustainable Development is required to be filed at least 3 working days in advance.
- All pets entering by air from outside the EU must do so at Border Inspection Post at Luqa.
- Pets should enter Malta directly or transit through another EU Member State. If your pet transits through a high-rabies country, then a Transit Declaration will be required stating that your pet has had no contact with any other animals and were within the airplane or airport.
- All domestic dogs and cats must be free of evidence of disease communicable to humans when examined at the port of entry to Malta.
- Malta does not have breed-based dangerous dog laws or bans. The dog owner is responsible for any injury or damage incurred by their dog.
As you start planning your trip overseas, you should consider hiring professional assistance to make your pet’s relocation safe, smooth and hassle-free. AirPets relocates hundreds of pets every year to and from India and is very thorough with its process. You can get in touch with us at +91-9257-123-123 or write to [email protected] for a professional consultation.