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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


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.

Vietnam - Summary of Requirements for Live Animals


  • Bovine embryos - December 2005
  • Bovine semen - July 2012 
  • Cattle - June 2012 
  • Note: After arrival the cattle will be retested for brucellosis, tuberculosis, bluetongue (ELISA), leptospirosis, trypanosomiasis, babesiosis, anaplasmosis, and will receive vaccinations for foot and mouth disease and pasteurellosis.



The pet import information has been moved to the pet travel website click here


As of March 10, 2017, Vietnam will not allow entry of live poultry from the states of Tennessee or Wisconsin.



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