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

Animal Products

Live Animals

Barbados - Summary of Requirements for Animals



  • Honeybee Queens - Protocol and Health Certificate - January 2012 (pdf 58kb)


Effective immediately, Barbados is lifting the poultry ban on the States of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, Arkansas and California


Effective 1st January 2015, the rules governing the importation of dogs and cats into Barbados will change to allow direct importation from all countries provided they meet the health requirements as set out in the attached Conditions of a permit controlling the importation of a cat/dog into Barbados.

  • Dogs and Cats - Health Certificate - December 2014 (pdf 113 kb)

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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