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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.


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Accredited Veterinarians can submit health certificates for USDA endorsement electronically through VEHCS (Veterinary Export Health Certification System).

However, this country requires USDA to ink-sign and emboss the health certificate. This means the final, endorsed health certificate that travels with the animal(s) must be mailed back to you.
Before going to VEHCS: Scroll below this banner to view animal-specific requirements.

To process some health certificates, VEHCS may need the Accredited Veterinarian to upload the completed fillable PDF version found in the requirements section of this page. Either save a copy of the PDF below, or return to this page for the health certificate, if prompted by VEHCS.


Accredited Veterinarians, log in here if you wish to use VEHCS.
Accredited Veterinarians, help with using VEHCS is available on the VEHCS Help Page.
Learn how to issue a health certificate using VEHCS (A Step-by-step Guide).
NOTE: The endorsed health certificate (paper, not electronic) must accompany the shipment. The endorsed health certificate will be returned by mail (a pre-paid, pre-addressed return label must be provided during certificate submission).

Cattle

Note: BTV requirement revised February 2019

Sheep and Goats

Poultry 

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. 

Pets

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 and/or germplasm, 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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