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 where the animal or product will be exported (or the area in which your office is located).

Animal Products

Live Animals

Egypt - Summary of Requirements for Animals

The following protocols for exporting animals to Egypt are available through the International Regulations Retrieval System (IRRS).



Small Ruminants

Sheep - April 1993 (pdf 6kb)


The Egyptian General Organization of Veterinary Service (GOVS) has confirmed that it is not allowed to import day-old chicks (duck, chicken and turkey) from countries or zones (states in case of the United States) infected with HPAI.  GOVS only allow the importation of grandparent, duck breeders (mothers of ducks) and layer breeders (table egg layers) from countries or zones (states in case of the United States) free from HPAI.  An import permit is required before starting to ship/send the commodity.  (February 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-endorsed EU export veterinary health certificates accompany the shipment.


APHIS recommends shipments destined to Egypt that are not transiting the EU also be accompanied by an APHIS-endorsed EU export veterinary health certificates for ease of entry upon arrival in Egypt.


For more information about exporting pets click here

Other Information

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.

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