Travelling with pets in Malta

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Choose the Pets category if you wish to travel with your pets. You may bring one animal such as a dog, a cat or any other animal classed as a domestic pet in the car with you.

Pets category is meant for non-service animals. Service animals are permitted to accompany you at all times without extra charge - please choose any car category when travelling with a service animal.

How to properly organise a trip with pets

  • Notify the driver: We recommend that you call your driver to notify them about the size of the animal if it is out of the ordinary, as well as about any specific requirements for the trip.
  • Handler: The pet must be accompanied by a person they trust to reduce the risk of stress for the animal.
  • Hygiene: We highly recommend that you bring the following items to keep the car clean and comfortable for your pet: cage, carrier, bedding, muzzle, wet wipes, etc.
  • Contamination: In case of contamination of the car by an animal, agree with the driver about possible ways to solve the situation. Keep in mind that if your pet leaves waste, excessive hair, or damages the vehicle, you might be charged a cleaning fee.
  • Birds: Transportation of birds is carried out in special carriers/cages, always with a solid bottom.
  • Small and medium pets: Subject to the consent of the driver, transportation of small and medium breeds can be carried out either in the hands of the client, on the back seat that is covered with a bedding/towel, or in the leg-space of the back seat. 
  • Large pets: For transportation of large dogs, a muzzle, a short leash/restraint, and bedding for the back seat are required. 

Cancellation fees for Pets category 

  • If the driver refuses to complete the trip due to the fact that one or more of the above conditions are not met by the client, the cancellation fee may be charged from the client
  • If the driver refuses the ride for their own reasons, the cancellation fee will not be charged or it will be refunded to the client
  • If you cancel the trip for your own reasons, the cancellation fee may be charged.

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