Pet Relocation to Malta


Pet Relocation; Any pets imported into Malta must have an import permit issued by the Director of Veterinary Service prior to import. It is generally advisable to apply 6 weeks prior to import to allow for vaccination and other requirements prior to import.
All pets must have a certificate issued by a licensed government veterinary from country of origin declaring that the country has been free of rabies for six months and that the pet is healthy and shows no sign of clinical disease or parasitic infection and that it has been vaccinated against rabies with a inactivated vaccine not less than 30 days and no more than six months before export. The animal has to be consigned to Malta directly from the country of origin either by air or ship securely crated as freight so that it appears on the cargo manifest.

The Ministry for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries’ Veterinary Service (Tel: 2123 9968, 2122 5930) in Malta must be notified of the exact date of the animal’s arrival at least one week before and also whether the pet will be accompanied or not.
The importation of animals is only allowed during office hours – 7.30 am to 5.00 pm. Animals will not be accepted on Saturdays, Sundays or public holidays.
For current information, including “Pet Passport” please contact: Director of Veterinary Service,
Tel: ( 356) 2122 5638, ( 356) 2122 5930