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International Animal Export Regulations



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.

Israel - Summary of Requirements



Bovine embryos - in vivo-derived


Follow the EU requirements


Model Health Certificate May 2013 (pdf 281kb)

Bovine semen - June 2006 (pdf 40kb)


  • Equine Semen - Health Certificate - April 2009 - (pdf 17kb)
  • Horses - Health Certificate - August 2012 (pdf 14kb)

Sheep and Goats


Live Fish for Aquaculture,  and Ornamental Fish:

The Israel Model Veterinary Certificates to Accompany Fish and Gametes or the certificate for ornamental fish must be issued by an APHIS-accredited veterinarian and endorsed by the APHIS Veterinary Services Area Office.

A voluntary monitoring at the exporting establishment must be active for at least two years, with at least one sampling/year performed by an APHIS-accredited veterinarian, using an assumed pathogen prevalence of 5% for determining the numbers of fish to sample.  Samples must be tested in a laboratory using assays that have been approved by APHIS for the aquatic pathogens (if applicable to the species involved) that are listed in the Model certificates.


Rodents Health Certificate - February 2011 (pdf 88kb)


  • Dogs/Cats/Ferrets - After May 1, 2010 - Health certificate - March 2010 - (pdf 191kb)
  • Pet birds - Non-Commercial health certificate - (pdf 3kb)

Poultry Genetics

For species not listed, the requirements are not known. However, exporters wanting to ship livestock whose requirements are not listed in the IREGS, should have the interested party (importer/buyer) in the country of destination apply for an Import Permit at the appropriate ministry. This Import Permit will most likely outline the specific requirements.


Last Modified: May 30, 2013