Malta - Article 9

Rail

National Rail Travel
Regional Rail Travel
Urban Rail Travel
Transnational Rail Travel
Visiting Malta

National Rail Travel

Malta is not currently equipped with a rail network.

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Regional Rail Travel

Malta is not currently equipped with a rail network.

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Urban Rail Travel

Malta is not currently equipped with a rail network.

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Transnational Rail Travel

Malta is not currently equipped with a rail network.

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Visiting Malta

Malta is not currently equipped with a rail network.

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Guide Dogs

  1. How many guide dog users are there in your country? The number of guide dogs varies on a day to day basis as new dogs enter service and others are withdrawn. Please provide an estimate figure.

    The number of guide dogs varies on a day to day basis as new dogs enter service and others are withdrawn.

  2. What regulations, if any, govern guide dogs access to:

     

    1. Public buildings (administration, hospitals, schools, etc.)

      see below

    2. Cultural and sports facilities (cinemas, theatres, museums, libraries, stadiums etc.)

      see below

    3. Leisure facilities (restaurants, hotels, holiday centres, beaches, etc.)

      see below

    4. Retail facilities (supermarkets, department stores, shops, etc.)

      see below
       

    5. Public transport

    see below
     

    1. trains
       

    2. underground
       

    3. buses
       

    4. taxis
       

    5. planes
       

    6. ships

    Although the equal opportunity act in Malta does not refer directly to guide dogs it is mentioned indirect as an aid tool. See following quote:

    A person shall be discriminating against another person on the grounds of disability if he treats or proposes to treat such other person less favorably than he treats or would treat others who do not have such a disability because of the fact that such other person is accompanied by or possesses an auxiliary aid that is used by such other person or because of any matter related to that fact, whether or not it is the practice to treat in such less favourable manner any person who is accompanied by or is in possession of such an auxiliary aid.

  3. What are the regulations for the import and export of dogs into/from your country, including quarantine and vaccination procedures?

    Dogs are subject to special regulations (EC) No. 998/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council. Dogs may be subject to quarantine at Luqa Airport Malta. Pet owners are required to advise, in advance, of their arrival, to ensure that BIP officers are available to release their pets without delays.

    Dog must be possession with:

    1. Import licence from the Director of Veterinary Services; and

    2. Certificate from the Veterinary Service of the country of origin according to the conditions of importation. Mammals and birds must be accompanied by an Import Licence from the Director of Veterinary Services together with an Official Health Certificate from the Veterinary Service from the country of origin.

    The Pet Travel Scheme (PETS):  allows pet carnivores (cats, dogs and ferrets) originating from qualifying countries as well as those residing in Malta that travel to any of the qualifying countries to (re-)enter Malta without quarantine, provided satisfying all the below conditions.

    To qualify for the scheme, the dog must be:

    1. fitted with a microchip;

    2. vaccinated against rabies;

    3. be blood tested, the result of the test must show that the animal

    is adequately protected against rabies. Pets cannot enter Malta until at least 6 calendar months after the date from the blood test that gave a successful result;

    4. issued with a Pet Passport, issued by the competent veterinary

    authority of the country of origin;

    5. treated with praziquantel for tapeworm and with fiprinol for ticks

    24-28 hours before commencing the journey to Malta.

    Please consult www.veterinary.gov.mt for an up-to-date list of qualifying countries and for full information on conditions and documentation for the import of pets, including those pets entering Malta from non-qualifying countries.
     

    1. Are exceptions made for guide dogs?

      No

    2. Are the regulations such as to restrict spontaneous voyages?

      No

    3. How much time is needed to fulfil the requirements?

       

      1.  For the first time

        For the first time 10 minutes

      2. For subsequent visits with the same dog

        N/A

  4. Is there a certification process for the training and provision of guide dogs? If yes, please provide basic details, in particular on the difference between mandatory and optional certifications.

     

    No certification process of training provision of guide dogs since in Malta we do not have guide dogs training school and all guide dogs are certified from the school where they were trained.

  5. Is there an allowance or other financial aid to help guide dog users with the upkeep of their animals (food, veterinary, etc.)?

    No.

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