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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.


Spain - Summary of Requirements

Spain is a Member State of the European Union. Bilingual health certificates are available for some commodities/species (see below). If the bilingual certificate for that species or commodity is not listed below, please refer to the English version on the link to the European Union. It is the responsibility of the exporter to obtain a bilingual certificate if it is not listed below.

SPECIES - MOST RECENT UPDATE

Bovine Embryos

  • Bovine embryos, Annex II - Health certificate for in vivo derived embryos collected in accordance with Council Directive 89/556/EEC - January 2013 (pdf 62kb)

Note: For Spain, in addition to the animal health export certificate, the following zootechnical certificates (both English and Spanish) must accompany bovine embryos collected from pure breed bovines to be used for animals intended to be registered in a European Community herd book :

Annex VI, Commission Decision 96/510/EC, as amended by Commission Decision 2004/186/EC
English
Spanish

Bovine Semen

  • Bovine semen, Model 1 - Health certificate for imports and transits of bovine semen collected, processed, and stored in accordance with Council Directive 88/407/EEC, as amended by Directive 2003/43/EC, dispatched from a collection center where the semen was collected - January 2013 (pdf 64kb)
  • Bovine semen, Model 3 – Bilingual health certificate for bovine semen dispatched from a semen storage center.

Live Swine

Fish

Annelids

 

Reptiles and Amphibians


Pets

Pet dogs, cats, and ferrets must be identified with a microchip compatible with ISO standard 11784 or 11785 or the appropriate microchip reader must be provided along with the pet. Microchip implantation must occur PRIOR to rabies vaccination. Any rabies vaccination that occurs prior to microchip implantation is not considered valid regardless of whether the animal was up-to-date on its previous rabies vaccines. In this case, the animal must be revaccinated. 21 days must have elapsed after the first (primary) vaccination after implantation of the microchip before the animal is eligible to enter the European Union. A rabies vaccination is considered primary if either: (1) an animal was up-to-date on its rabies vaccination but vaccination occurred prior to microchip implantation, (2) vaccination was not carried out within the period of validity of a previous vaccination, or (3) the animal was vaccinated for the first time. 

Pet Passports – Dogs, cats, and ferrets returning to Spain after traveling to the United States may be accompanied by an EUPet Passport issued prior to leaving the EU. An EU health certificate is not required, and APHIS should not endorse the Passport.
If an animal needs a rabies booster while in the United States, this information cannot be entered into the EU Passport by a US veterinarian. A regular EU health certificate must be issued by the accredited veterinarian and endorsed by APHIS.

 Dog, cats or ferrets under three months of age that are not vaccinated for rabies are not allowed entry into Spain.

Additional information about exporting dogs, cats and ferrets to Spain.

Canine

Canine Semen - English/Spanish) Bilingual Health Certificate -February 2014 (pdf 38kb)

Note: Shipments of canine semen must enter Spain through Madrid-Barajas International Airport or Barcelona-El Prat International Airport. Madrid-Barajas and El Prat-Barcelona customs need to be informed 48 hours in advance of arrival.

Poultry

 

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Last Modified: July 30, 2014