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Requirements for traveling to the Maldives with pets

The Maldives is a beautiful tropical country situated in the Indian Ocean. The country is famous for its clean sandy beaches and stunning landscapes. If you are looking for a place to spend your next holiday, the Maldives is perfect! However, tourists can travel to the Maldives only with a cat. Dogs are prohibited in this country.

You must follow the country’s animal import policy to bring a cat on holiday with you:

· It is recommended that your cat is identified with an ISO-compliant microchip. However, it is not essential;

· Your cat must be vaccinated against rabies between 30 days and 12 months before the journey;

· You should obtain a veterinary certificate completed and issued by a licensed veterinarian of the origin country. The certificate confirms that the cat is healthy and has no signs of infectious diseases. You can find a template here;

· Cats must also be treated for intestinal and external parasites;

· You must enter the Maldives via Male International Airport. Upon arrival, your cat will be examined by a veterinary officer.

When you travel with a pet, always remember to check the pet transport requirements of the airline you choose. You can find more information in our website’s “Airlines Pet Policy” section.

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