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Notice: If you have any questions or concerns regarding the procedures and requirements for exporting animals, you should contact the VS Field Office covering the area from which the animal will be exported, the area in which your office is located.


USDA Accredited Veterinarian Signature Original Ink
APHIS Veterinary Medical Officer Signature Original Ink

Details: Health certificates require original ink signatures from the issuing USDA Accredited Veterinarian and the endorsing APHIS Veterinary Medical Officer with the application of the APHIS embossed seal. Submissions through the online Veterinary Export Health Certification System (VEHCS) cannot be accepted at this time.


 Note: BTV requirement revised February 2019

Sheep and Goats


Note: The Egyptian General Organization of Veterinary Service (GOVS) will allow the import of one-day old poultry and hatchery eggs from zones (county level in case of the United States) or countries free from poultry diseases (specifically, HPAI).  This poultry must come from parent flocks that are free of avian influenza antibodies.  (June 2016)

For all U.S. origin day-old poultry and hatching eggs, the following statement must be included on the VS Form 17-6, under item 13:

“The day-old birds/hatching eggs originated from a county free from avian influenza” 

All shipments of hatching eggs and day-old chicks destined to Egypt that transit the European Union (EU), are required by the EU to have APHIS-endorsed EU export veterinary health certificates accompany the shipment. 


Visit the APHIS Pet Travel Website for information about exporting your pets.

For species not listed, the requirements are not known. However, exporters wanting to ship livestock whose requirements are not listed above, 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.

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