If you have any questions or concerns regarding the procedures and requirements for exporting animals, animal products, or to obtain a zoosanitary certificate for an animal product, you should contact the VS Field Office covering the area from where the product will be exported (or the area in which your office is located).
Austria - Summary of Requirements for Animals
Austria is a Member State of the European Union. Bilingual health certificates are available for some commodities/species (see below). If the bilingual certificate (English-German) 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.
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 65kb)
Bovine semen, Model 1 - Bilingual health certificate for semen collected, processed, and stored after December 31, 2004, and dispatched from a collection center where the semen was collected. - November 2011 (pdf 68kb)
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.
NOTE: Effective December 29, 2014, the EU will require new health certificates for export of dogs, cats and ferrets (see below). The previous version of the health certificates should be used through 12/28/14.
Dogs, Cats and Ferrets - Bilingual Health Certificate (Movement of no more than 5 non-commercial pets) - February 2012 (pdf 60kb)