EU Countries Contacts:

 Dr Attilio Puzzolante
Veterinary Officer
 Telephone
+356 22925216
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 Dr Karen Gatt
Veterinary Officer
 Telephone
+356 22925172
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Non EU COUNTRIES CONTACT:

 Dr Sabrina Grace Bonnici
Veterinary Officer
 Telephone
+356 21653013

Article 6

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

Pet animals of the species listed in Part A of Annex I (DOGS, CATS, FERRETS) shall not be moved into a Member State from another Member State unless they fulfil the following conditions:

(a) Have been micro-chipped with a Transponder (or a clearly readable tattoo applied before 3 July 2011);

(b) An anti-rabies vaccination must fulfil the following conditions:

(a) The vaccine was administered by an authorised veterinarian;

(b) The pet animal was at least 12 weeks old at the date on which the vaccine was administered;

(c) The date of administration of the vaccine is indicated by an authorised veterinarian or an official veterinarian in the appropriate section of the identification document;

(d) The date of administration referred to in point (c) does not precede the date of application of the transponder or tattoo or the date of reading of the transponder or the tattoo indicated in the appropriate section of the identification document;

(e) The period of validity of the vaccination starts from the establishment of protective immunity, which shall not be less than 21 days from the completion of the vaccination protocol required by the manufacturer for the primary vaccination, and continues until the end of the period of protective immunity, as prescribed in the technical specification of the marketing authorisation referred to in point 1(b) or the approval or licence referred to in point 1(c) for the anti-rabies vaccine in the Member State or territory or third country where the vaccine is administered.

The period of validity of the vaccination is indicated by an authorised veterinarian or an official veterinarian in the appropriate section of the identification document;

(f) A revaccination must be considered a primary vaccination if it was not carried out within the period of validity referred to in point (e) of the previous vaccination.

 (c) ONLY FOR DOGS: A treatment against Tapeworms (Echinococcus multilocularis infection) with a Praziquantel based product MUST be administered between 24 and 120 hrs prior the arrival in Malta and certified in the specific section of the European Pet Passport;

​Animals coming from Ireland, Finland and United Kingdom are exempted

 (d)  Animals are accompanied by an EUROPEAN PET PASSPORT duly completed.

(e)  PRE-NOTIFICATION FORM FOR ARRIVAL OR TRANSIT OF LIVE ANIMALS (Maltese Law S.L. 315 of 2004) can be downloaded here : CLICK H​​​E​RE​​​​​​ for FORM 1.  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.

(f) 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 in English