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 anas on January 14, 2018 at 6:03 am

im bringing my cat from saudi to kuala lumpur, but im leaving in penang,do my cat need to have that 7days quarantine still,

By on January 15, 2018 at 3:52 pm

Hi Anas,

Thanks for your question! Yes, the quarantine rules will still apply on arrival in Kuala Lumpur. Happy travels!

By Ramu Aryunan on January 30, 2018 at 8:54 pm

I m bringing my dog (German Shepherd) from vietnam to kuala lumpur, can i know what is the procedure of process?

By Ramu Aryunan on January 30, 2018 at 9:01 pm

I am from malaysia but now i am currently living in vietnam .I m bringing my dog (German Shepherd) from vietnam to kuala lumpur as a permanent transfer, can i know what is the procedure of process?

By Song Lin on February 3, 2018 at 3:00 am

Hi dear, thanks for the info share! Would like to check if we’re going to Norway for a dog sport competition, when we’re back to Malaysia, do we need to go through the quarantine? Would they be able to accept quarantine waiver from the organisers if they’re able to provide me with one? We will be going for a period of 3 weeks.

By on February 5, 2018 at 9:53 am

Hi Song!

Thanks for your question. You will need to fulfill the import requirements for both Norway and Malaysia, which will require a seven-day quarantine upon return to Malaysia. It’s always suggested to contact the authorities in each destination country to confirm all of the current import requirements. Hope this helps!

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