Pet Travel Question: Importing Pets to Malaysia

Name: Mark
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Mixed Breed
From: Sri Lanka
To: Sabah/Borneo, Malaysia

We have been looking at the pointers on this site, but admittedly it's all very confusing for me. We brought our dog from the UK to Sri Lanka in March 2012 and have been living here for the last 11 months. We now wish to leave Sri Lanka and relocate to Sabah in Borneo.

Can you please give me the timeframe that we need to apply in order to make the move without a hitch? Our dog is microchipped and has a European PETS Passport, does this make the process any simpler? Is there any reduction in quarantine period if we were to stay in mainland Malaysia for a period prior to going to Sabah?

We look forward to your response.

Thank you,



Hi Mark,

Thanks for your inquiry, we'd be happy to offer some information. It is a bit tricky to bring a pet to Sabah, but we've actually done it before and learned a lot. Here are the details of how it works to ship a pet to Sabah and Sarawak -- please take a look if you've yet to come across this post on our blog. Since you're coming from a Category 2 country there will be specific steps involved in order to observe Sabah's rabies-free status, and  yes, it is good that you already have a microchip.

Hopefully this is helpful, Mark! Please contact us if you have any more questions, and if you'd like an estimate for our services please fill out our free quote form.


PetRelocation Team




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