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Home : Fish & Farm Reg. & Control : Travel With Your Pet to Malta

Travel With Your Pet to Malta

 

 

 

*** For NON-COMMERCIAL PURPOSES ***
[As per Regulation (EU) No 576/2013 - in force since 29th December 2014]

http://ec.europa.eu/food/animal/liveanimals/pets/pet-regulation_20141229_en.htm


THE ABSENCE OF ANY OF THE REQUIREMENTS WILL RESULT IN A REJECTION OF THE ANIMAL AT TRAVELLERS’ POINT OF ENTRY AND PENALTIES MAY APPLY.


For Non-Commercial movement of Pet Animals are intended movements or imports, on duly justified and documented grounds, considered as accompanying its owner or the authorised person even if the non-commercial movement of the pet animal takes place up to five days earlier or later than the movement of the owner or of the authorised person, or takes place in a different physical location than that occupied by the owner or by the authorised person. All animals arriving out this range of time will be considered COMMERCIAL MOVEMENT and different rules will apply (Council Directive 92/65 as transposed in S.L. 437.98) together with a CUSTOMS DECLARATION PROCEDURE.

·         The PRE-NOTIFICATION FORM FOR ARRIVAL OR TRANSIT OF LIVE ANIMALS (Maltese Law S.L. 315 of 2004) can be downloaded here : CLICK HERE for FORM 1:  English | Italiano​

·         Written declaration from the owner to carry out the non-commercial movement of the pet animals on behalf of the owner: Click  here: CLICK HERE for FORM 2


ANIMALS YOUNGER THAN 15 WEEKS OF AGE (105 days old)

The non-commercial movement into the Territory of Malta from another Member State or territories or Third Countries of pet animals of the species dogs (Canis lupus familiaris), cats (Felis silvestris catus) and ferrets (Mustela putorius furus) is not authorised for animals of these species younger than 15 weeks of age (105 days old).


SPECIES OF ANIMALS

[Regulation (EU) 576/2013]

PART A of ANNEX I

PART B of ANNEX I

Dogs

(Canis lupus familiaris)

Invertebrates (except bees and molluscs and crustaceans), Ornamental Tropical Fish, Amphibia, Reptiles

Cats

(Felis silvestris catus)

Birds: all species (except poultry)

Ferrets

(Mustela putorius furo)

Mammals: Rodents and domestic Rabbits

 


Maximum number of pet animals (Article 5)

1. The maximum number of pet animals of the species listed in Part A of Annex I (DOGS, CATS, FERRETS) and birds of the specimen PSITTACIFORMES, which may accompany the owner or an authorised person during a single non-commercial movement shall not exceed five.

2. By way of derogation from paragraph 1, the maximum number of pet animals of the species listed in Part A of Annex I may exceed five if the following conditions are fulfilled:

(a) the non-commercial movement of pet animals is for the purpose of participating in competitions, exhibitions or sporting events or in training for such events;

(b) the owner or the authorised person submits written evidence that the pet animals are registered either to attend an event referred to in point (a), or with an association organising such events;

(c) the pet animals are more than six months old.


LIST OF THIRD COUNTRIES AND TERRITORIES

[Regulation (EU) No 577/2013]

 

PART 1 of ANNEX II

[referred to in Article 13(1) of Regulation (EU) No 576/2013]

 

ISO code

Territory or third country

AD

Andorra

CH

Switzerland

FO

Faeroe Islands

GI

Gibraltar

GL

Greenland

IS

Iceland

LI

Liechtenstein

MC

Monaco

NO

Norway

SM

San Marino

VA

Vatican City State

 

PART 2 of ANNEX II

[referred to in Article 13(2) of Regulation (EU) No 576/2013]

 

ISO code

Territory or third country

Included territories

AC

Ascension Island

 

AE

United Arab Emirates

 

AG

Antigua and Barbuda

 

AR

Argentina

 

AU

Australia

 

AW

Aruba

 

BA

Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

BB

Barbados

 

BH

Bahrain

 

BM

Bermuda

 

BQ

Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba (the BES Islands)

 

BY

Belarus

 

CA

Canada

 

CL

Chile

 

CW

Curaçao

 

FJ

Fiji

 

FK

Falkland Islands

 

HK

Hong Kong

 

JM

Jamaica

 

JP

Japan

 

KN

Saint Kitts and Nevis

 

KY

Cayman Islands

 

LC

Saint Lucia

 

MS

Montserrat

 

MK

The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

MU

Mauritius

 

MX

Mexico

 

MY

Malaysia

 

NC

New Caledonia

 

NZ

New Zealand

 

PF

French Polynesia

 

PM

Saint Pierre and Miquelon

 

RU

Russia

 

SG

Singapore

 

SH

Saint Helena

 

SX

Sint Maarten

 

TT

Trinidad and Tobago

 

TW

Taiwan

 

US

 

United States of America

 

AS – American Samoa

GU – Guam

MP – Northern Mariana Islands

PR – Puerto Rico

VI – US Virgin Islands

VC

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

 

VG

British Virgin Islands

 

VU

Vanuatu

 

WF

Wallis and Futuna

 

 

 

 


REQUIREMENTS

Conditions applicable to the non-commercial movement of pet animals:


·         MOVED INTO A MEMBER STATE FROM ANOTHER MEMBER STATE

o    of the species listed in Part A of Annex I over 15 weeks of age (Article 6)

o    of the species listed in Part B of Annex I (Article 9)

·       MOVED INTO A MEMBER STATE FROM A TERRITORY OR A THIRD COUNTRY

o    of the species listed in Part A of Annex I over 15 weeks of age (Article 10)

o    of the species listed in Part B of Annex I (Article 14)

 


THE ABSENCE OF ANY OF THE ABOVE REQUIREMENTS WILL RESULT IN A REJECTION OF THE ANIMAL AT BORDER AND PENALTIES MAY BE APPLIED.


We will book an officer following the information provided by the tracking sheet (page 2 of the application form) that will wait for you at the travellers’ point of entry and proceed for the inspection.

 

If any delay in your travel occurs, please call (24/7) or send a SMS 00356 9917 0532 providing NAME, SURNAME, FLIGHT/SHIP N., DAY and TIME of arrival.

 

The process to authorize your pet to travel will take about 3 days. Please pre-notify your arrival to us in time. The applications are processed only from Monday to Friday on Working Days

 

The PRE-NOTIFICATION FORM FOR ARRIVAL OR TRANSIT OF LIVE ANIMALS (Maltese Law S.L. 315 of 2004) can be downloaded here: CLICK HERE for FORM 1:  English | Italiano​

Written declaration from the owner to carry out the non-commercial movement of the pet animals on behalf of the owner: CLICK HERE for FORM 2

 

 

 

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