Notice: 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 which the animal or product will be exported, the area in which your office is located, or the area in which the product is manufactured.
Egypt - Summary of Requirements for Animals
The following protocols for exporting animals to Egypt are available through the International Regulations Retrieval System (IRRS).
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)
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-endorsedEU export veterinary health certificatesaccompany the shipment.
The Egyptian GOVS has confirmed that 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”
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For species not listed, the requirements are not known. However, exporters wanting to ship livestock or germplasm whose requirements are not listed in the IRRS, 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.