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Are you travelling to or from another country and bringing along Fluffy or Fido? You’ll need to meet the animal health requirements of the country you are visiting. This can involve getting a health certificate, updating vaccinations, completing disease testing, and having your paperwork reviewed and endorsed by APHIS.
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For questions and assistance regarding permit application status, whether or not you need a permit, and regulations and policies concerning allowable imports please contact the appropriate office listed below:
Plants and Plants Products
Phone: 301-851-2046 or
Toll free: 1-877-770-5990
Pest Permits and Noxious Weeds
Toll free: 866-524-5421
Domestic Travel (Intrastate and Interstate Movement): For questions related to the movement of plants and plant products from one State to another or within a State, contact the State Plant Health Director.
Exports Call Center: 301-851-3300
Organisms and Vectors:
Imports (bring into the U.S. from another country)
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