- The Director of Animal Health is to be notified seven (7) days in advance of date and time of arrival of pet birds at point of entry. Veterinary examination of birds at point of entry will be done in addition to regular inspection. For your information, the telephone numbers of veterinarians to contact are:
- Dr. Victor Gongora – Central Farm - Ph: 824 – 4899/4972 (Director of Animal Health)
- Dr. Joe Myers - Orange Walk - Ph: 322-3257 (Santa Elena Northern Border)
- Dr. Miguel DePaz - Cayo - Ph: 824-4899/4872 (Benque Viejo Western Border, and Big Creek)
- Dr. Miguel Figueroa -Belize District - Ph:224-4794/5230 (International Airport)
Prior to the issue of an import permit for the importation
of pet birds:
The pet birds and accompanying documents are to be presented to the Veterinary Officer at the point of entry. Pet birds not permitted entry will be returned to origin or confiscated at the expense of the importer.
The pet birds are to be inspected at the port of entry into Belize and are not to show any signs of fresh wounds, wounds in the process of healing, tumors, ectoparasites and signs of infectious or contagious disease.
Any cost incurred in the processing of pet birds for entry into Belize will be borne by the importer.
Pet birds allowed entry into Belize will be subjected to a period of quarantine not less than thirty (30) days. During quarantine the pet birds may be retested and must be negative to any test done before being released from quarantine. These costs as well as cost of supervision during quarantine period, including cost of any health measure taken during the period, are to be borne by the importer.
The vehicles used to transport the pet birds from the port of entry into Belize to the quarantine station were cleaned and disinfected.
No feed or
bedding accompanying the pet birds will be allowed
Pet birds are to be accompanied by an official international veterinary certificate and addendum. The health certificate must be endorsed by the USDA.
- An import risk analysis must be done and recommendations from the risk analysis must be favorable.
- The Veterinary Officer in the district where pet birds will be quarantined must certify that the quarantine station meets biosecurity standards and has spoken to importer re: quarantine arrangements and costs.
- An import license from the Forest Department must be obtained. This
import license will outline the requirements your pet bird must meet to travel
Health Certificate for Pet Birds