Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Shih Tzu
From: Kuala Lumpur
To: Brunei Darussalam
I understand that dogs from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia have to be quarantined for a month at the quarantine centre in Brunei. I would just like to ask if you have had any clients who have moved their pets to Brunei before and used the quarantine centre?
I'm quite worried as to what the facilities are like and how it would be for my pet when he gets here. I don't even know how it looks like in there, which worries me quite a bit.
It would be great if you could offer me some insight into Brunei's quarantine facilities to ease my worries a bit before relocating my pet to Brunei.
As a matter of fact, we just recently moved a dog to Brunei and found out quite a bit about the quarantine facilities. You can read about Tessa (she was our August Pet Move of the Month) for an idea of what the process and post-move conditions are like for Brunei.
Quarantine is required upon entry, but in some cases pet owners can request and receive a shorter stay (pets can often finish out the quarantine at home). There is no guarantee of this (usually people with government-related jobs have a better chance), but it's worth mentioning so that you can investigate this possibility upon arrival.
See below for a couple of pictures taken by one of our clients (Tessa's owner) of the Brunei quarantine facility. He told us:
"The rooms are open to the weather but do have a fan inside each room. Each room is also equipped with a water hose for bathing and drinking water. Owners can access the holding rooms during normal business hours, and hours are limited during Ramadan and public holidays. There is a small yard in front and larger yard in the rear for the animals to play. In the overall pic of the facility, dogs are housed on the left and cats on the right (no difference in the size of the holding rooms)."
An outside view of the Brunei pet quarantine facility.
Inside one of the holding rooms.
Hopefully this gives you a better idea of what to expect. Please let us know if you have more questions or if you'd like some information about our door-to-door services, and good luck with everything!