Malaysia Pet Travel: Kuala Lumpur Animal Quarantine Station

dog visitation at kuala lumpur quarantine stationPet Travel to Malaysia and Kuala Lumpur Quarantine Station

We've helped many clients with the relocation of their family pet to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and are often asked about the Quarantine Station and the conditions of stay for their pets. To shed some light on the experience, here are a few frequently asked questions about the Kuala Lumpur Quarantine Station.

If you're just starting out and need information about the import requirements, take a look at our Malaysia country profile page to learn more about transporting your pet to Malaysia.

Kuala Lumpur Animal Quarantine Station (KLAQS) Frequently Asked Questions


Where is the KLAQS located?

KLAQS is located at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang:

Animal Quarantine & Import Export Control Complex

KL InternationalAirport (KLIA), Sepang

Jalan Pekeliling 4

64050 Sepang Selangor

Darul Ehsan

Tel: 603- 87872377 / 79

Fax: 603- 878722378


Can I visit my pet(s) during their stay in quarantine? Who else is allowed to visit?

Owners and anyone authorized by the owners are allowed to visit the pets daily between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Visitors are advised to strictly observe all rules and regulations of the quarantine station. Each visit is preceded with signing in at the quarantine station office and picking up a visitor tag.

If you plan on having someone other than your family members visit your pet(s), please let your PetRelocation Coordinator know in advance so they can inform KLAQS.

What are the accommodations like?

Dogs are rotated between two enclosures -- a 40m indoor area and a covered outdoor area of a similar size. There is a strip of land around these enclosures where a quarantined dog can be let out to run around. There is also a very modern cattery where cats stay.

All enclosures are cleaned once a day.

Please note that the facilities are not air-conditioned, but you may supply a fan for your pet. Again, feel free to speak to your PetRelocation Coordinator about the options available to you.

Sunny the cat in Quarantine

Sunny the cat hangs out in quarantine at KLAQS.

Can my pet(s) be fed their own food? Can I send along food?

You may send 1-2 servings of food along with your pet(s). This is for feeding at any connections they might have along the way. The food must be dry food and placed in a resealable bag and attached securely to the top or side of the crate with feeding instructions.

For their stay in quarantine, the KLAQS will provide food or can accommodate special food and medication requirements as long as the food is available for purchase in Malaysia. Please let your Coordinator know what type of food your pet requires and they will be able to look into having it purchased.

Please also let your PetRelocation Coordinator know the exact feeding instructions for your pets so they can let the KLAQS employees know.

Want to read about some of our clients who have moved their furry family members to Malaysia? Here's the story of three Westies we moved here. For a more in-depth look at the KLAQS facilities, check out Archie's Move: A Closer Look at Quarantines and Pet Travel to Kuala Lumpur.


Happy pet travels, and as always, contact PetRelocation to discuss how to ship your cat or dog safely.


PetRelocation Team


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By Yuki Zhang on October 14, 2017 at 9:07 pm

Hi, there! I have a one-year-old french bulldog in China. Now I am working in East Malaysia and have a vacation half a year, so I'd like to bring my pet together with me in Bintulu, Sarawak. May I know what procedures I have to follow and if there are any special notices? In addition, will my pet only be quarantined in KL? Is there any quarantine place in Bintulu or Kuching? Another thing I worry about is at the airport because I saw some bad news on the Internet. Anyway, I have never had similar experience so please give me some advice. Thank you very much.

By on October 16, 2017 at 3:52 pm

Hi Yuki!

The only other quarantine facility for pets entering Malaysia internationally is in Johor Bahru. However, due to routing issues which you will likely encounter having a French Bulldog, we've only ever had pets go through quarantine in Kuala Lumpur.

The rules and requirements for importing your dog into Malaysia can be found here.

We hope this helps, but if you'd like further assistance with your dog's move please let us know by filling out this form.

By Gemma on October 29, 2017 at 7:15 am

I would like to bring my dog from HK to permanently relocate to KL with me in mid December. Can you please explain the procedure, would he have to go into quarantine? Are the kennels individual. Thanks

By on October 30, 2017 at 4:17 pm

Hello Gemma, thanks for the question!

Because Hong Kong is not an exempted country, your dog would need to undergo a minimum of 7 days in quarantine upon arrival in Kuala Lumpur. Further detail on quarantine and the import requirements for moving your dog to Malaysia can be found here.

Good luck with everything, Gemma!

By LILLY on December 8, 2017 at 6:29 am

Hi, My dog has a Malaysian pet passport from Jabatan Perkhimatan Veterinar , microshipped as well. I am planning to go on holidays to Thailand just for 14 days and come back. WHY DOES MY DOG has to be quarantined when we come back to Malaysia? I mean the dog is Malaysian and got up to date Malaysian vaccinations? A new Check up I could understand. .. Who can answer this question? Tq. Lil

By on December 8, 2017 at 11:17 am

Hello and thanks for your question!

In most cases when a pet leaves a country, all of that country’s animal import rules will apply upon its return, regardless of residence. Unfortunately, that means you would need to take all of the steps (including quarantine) to re-enter Malaysia with your pet that you would have to take to move there.

If you do decide to take your dog with you to Thailand and he or she must be quarantined in Malaysia, the above post explains what you can expect. If you would like to learn more about Malaysia’s requirements or Thailand’s requirements for animal imports, we have resources on our website that you may find helpful!

By Cece lu on January 5, 2018 at 2:45 pm

Hello I'm travelling to Malaysia from Switzerland for 3 months. I would like to bring along my furry child. Done fully check up. Beside kuala lumpur I would to travel to East Malaysia Kota kinabalu is the regulations the same or differ. How long quarantine time for kuala lumpur and Kota kinabalu Thank you

By on January 8, 2018 at 11:46 am

Thanks for your question, Cece! You may want to consider the time and requirements of bringing your pet along on a three month trip to Malaysia. In addition to Malaysian import requirements, the customary quarantine period in Kuala Lumpur is seven days, and if traveling from there to Kota Kinabalu (which has much stricter import requirements) it would be 3-4 weeks. You would then have to factor in the steps you’ll need to take to import the pet back to Switzerland upon your return.

Here are some factors to consider in figuring the cost of moving a pet. This should help give you a better idea of the expense involved, in addition to the timing information above.

If you would like to speak with one of our relocation consultants about this, please fill out our Arrange a Move form and someone will contact you as soon as possible!

Hope this helps!

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