Relocation from Malaysia to the UK with Pets?

From our question about Malaysia last week, we got a follow up question below.

Name: Natalie

Subject: Pet Moving a dog to Malaysia

Question: We are going to Malaysia for about 4 months and are wanting to take our dog, does the dog need to go into pet transport quarantine before? and will she need to go into quarantine when we return to England.


ANSWER: Hello Natalie,

Thank you for your inquiry. To go to Malaysia for four months would not be too difficult and you would not have to quarantine your dog beforehand. However, I would need to know where in Malaysia you were going in order to fully answer the question about the return trip. For example, Kuala Lumpur is not rabies free and so if you would be going there, you would have to quarantine your dog upon your return to England. Miri, on the other hand, is rabies free, so you would not have to quarantine.

Also, check out the UK Pet Directory!  Hope this helps somewhat, and please let me know if you have any other questions!

Kind regards,


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QUESTION: we are going to Melaka?


Answer: Hello Natalie!

Sorry for the delay in response. The Malaysian peninsula is not rabies free, and since Melaka is on the peninsula, once you take your dog there it would have to quarantine for 6 months upon arrival back in the UK.


PetRelocation Team




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