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Requirements for traveling to Malta with pets

Malta is a small island country situated in Europe. It is a popular destination for holidays, so many people visit the country every year. The holiday in Malta will be even more exciting if you bring your pet!

Malta is an EU country, so remember to check the requirements listed in Regulation (EU) No 576/2013. The following conditions apply to dogs, cats and ferrets only:

· Every tourist entering Malta is allowed to take no more than 5;

· All pets must be identified with an ISO-compliant microchip or a readable tattoo;

· Pets aged 12 weeks old or more must be vaccinated against rabies. A period of 21 days must pass after the first rabies vaccination;

· If you come from a high-risk country (not listed in Annex II of Regulation (EC) No 577/2013), you must provide a rabies antibody test certificate in addition to your pet’s vaccination. A period of 3 months must pass after the rabies test;

· The owner of the pet must provide a valid EU pet passport or health certificate (for non-EU countries) issued by a licensed veterinarian in the country of origin;

· Dogs must get tapeworm treatment between 24 and 120 hours before the journey;

· Pet owners must notify the Ministry for Agriculture, Fisheries and Animal Rights on their arrival with pets online here.

If the requirements above are not met, your pet may be quarantined. In this case, you will be responsible for all additional expenses.

Remember to check the requirements of the airline you choose. You can find further information in our website’s “Airlines Pet Policy” section.

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