Article 14

Conditions applicable to the non-commercial movement of pet animals of the species listed in Part B of Annex I

 

Pet animals of the species listed in Part B of Annex I shall not be MOVED INTO A MEMBER STATE FROM A TERRITORY OR A THIRD COUNTRY unless they fulfil the following conditions:

 

(a)   they comply with any preventive health measures for diseases or infections other than rabies;

(b)  they are accompanied by an identification document issued issued either by an official veterinarian of the territory or third country of dispatch on the basis of supporting documentation, or by an authorised veterinarian and subsequently endorsed by the competent authority of the territory or third country of dispatch after the issuing veterinarian and duly completed in its parts describing:

(a)   the characteristics of the mark or the description of the pet animal taking into account the specificities of each species, in such a manner that a link between the pet animal and its corresponding identification document is ensured.

(b)  the species and, where relevant, the breed, the date of birth as stated by the owner, sex and colour of the pet animal;

(c)   the name and contact information of the owner;

(d)  the name, contact information and signature of the authorised veterinarian issuing or completing the identification document;

(e)  the signature of the owner;

(f)    details of any preventive health measures for diseases or infections other than rabies;

(g)  other relevant information regarding the health status of the pet animal.

(c)   they enter through a travellers’ point of entry when coming from a territory or a third country

(d)  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​​ .  The application has to be complete in all its part and has to be sent IN THE SAME FORMAT (EXCEL FILE: .xls ; .xlsx). Other formats will be rejected.

(e)  If applicable, 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​
 


 

PLEASE NOTE:

Each Member States may apply national rules to the non-commercial movement of pet animals of the species listed in Part B of Annex I (other than Dogs, Cats, Ferrets) into their territory from a territory or a third country and each case is discussed singularly.

Do contact us if you need more information at petstravel.msdec@gov.mt


 

CUSTOMS DECLARATION

  • If the animals will fly as “CARGO” under an AIR-WAY BILL Number (AWB) from a OUTSIDE EU, an IMPORT LICENSE may be required under CUSTOMS Regulation. 

If it is the case please contact: airfreight.customs@gov.mt

Other CUSTOMS resources: