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International Animal Export Regulations

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Notice

If you have any questions or concerns regarding these regulations for exporting animals or animal products to a foreign country, you should contact the APHIS-VS Area Office in the State from which the animals or products will be exported.


France - Summary of Requirements (continued)

DOMESTIC PET RODENTS (rabbits, hamsters, mice...)
Travelers may bring their domestic pet rodents from the United States to France under the following conditions:

  • Each family is limited to 3 animals;
  • A bilingual health certificate must be presented at the French port of entry that was issued by accredited veterinarian and endorsed by APHIS, not more than five days prior departure.
  • Health Certificate: Pets Only-Rodents, Lagamorphs, Insectivores (Solendontidae, Soricidae, Nesophontidae, Tenrecidae, Chrysochloridae), Dermoptera (lemurs), Fish, Reptiles, and Amphibians ( bilingual ) (pdf 22kb)
  • The animals must have resided in the U.S. for at least 21 consecutive days immediately prior to the issuance of the health certificate. The animal must be free of any clinical signs of a contagious disease affecting their species.

PET REPTILES NOT INTENDED FOR SALE
Travelers may bring their pet reptiles from the United States of America into France under the following conditions:

  • Each family is limited to 2 reptiles;
  • The animals are not to be sold under any circumstances
  • Pet reptiles are admitted upon presentation, at the port of entry into France of a bilingual health certificate issued not more than five days prior departure and signed by an official veterinarian (3)
  • PETS ONLY - Pet Rodents, Lagamorphs, Insectivores (Solendontidae, Soricidae, Nesophontidae, Tenrecidae, Chrysochloridae), Dermoptera (lemurs), Fish, Reptiles, and Amphibians (English and French) (pdf 22kb)
  • The reptiles must be free of any clinical sign of disease, in particular lesion of the skin

 

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Last Modified: July 16, 2013