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.

Animal Products

Live Animals

Israel - Summary of Requirements for Animals



NOTE: Ruminants exported to Israel must have an import license obtained from the Israeli Veterinary Services and Animal Health.  


NOTE: Horses must be microchipped. The full description of the horse using the sketch is no longer required by Israel.

  • Equine Semen - Health Certificate - April 2009 - (pdf 17kb)
  • Horses- Health Certificate - April 2017 (pdf 14kb) 

Sheep and Goats

NOTE: Ruminants exported to Israel must have an import license obtained from the Israeli Veterinary Services and Animal Health.  

Canine Semen


Live Fish for Aquaculture,  and Ornamental Fish:

The Israel Model Veterinary Certificates to Accompany Fish and Gametes or the certificate for ornamental fish must be issued by an APHIS-accredited veterinarian and endorsed by the APHIS Veterinary Services Area Office.

A voluntary monitoring at the exporting establishment must be active for at least two years, with at least one sampling/year performed by an APHIS-accredited veterinarian, using an assumed pathogen prevalence of 5% for determining the numbers of fish to sample.  Samples must be tested in a laboratory using assays that have been approved by APHIS for the aquatic pathogens (if applicable to the species involved) that are listed in the Model certificates.



Birds entering Israel for commercial retail sale:

The Israeli importer must apply for an import permit, issued by the Israeli Veterinary Services and Animal Health (IVSAH), by e-mailing: rachelaf@moag.gov.il or by calling: 97239688986.

Parrots, psittacine and passerine birds exported to Israel for commercial retail sale must be kept in isolation in a   facility approved by USDA, APHIS and supervised by a USDA Accredited Veterinarian for at least 21 days before export since the last bird was introduced to the facility or its unit.

Poultry Genetics


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