Information and public services for the Island of Guernsey

Today

News

2017 Flu Vaccine
Friday 20 October 2017

Islanders are being reminded to get their flu vaccine as soon as possible as it is forecast to be a very heavy flu season.

Read more
Home Affairs response to Economic Development policy letter
Thursday 19 October 2017

Statement from Deputy Mary Lowe, President of the Committee for Home Affairs.

Read more
Committee for Economic Development proposes changes to the Population Management Law in response to hospitality sector concerns
Thursday 19 October 2017

In response to the introduction of the Population Management Law earlier this year, the Committee for Economic Development has been approached by a number of representatives acting on behalf of the hospitality sector expressing their concerns with certain aspects of the recently enacted Law.

Read more All News
Coming soon – a map of events, hazards and other useful information
weather iconRather cloudy this evening with squally showers and a risk of hail and thunder. Some fair periods developing overnight.
High-°CLow11°C
5 day forecastTide timetables
weather iconRather cloudy this evening with squally showers and a risk of hail and thunder. Some fair periods developing overnight.
High-°CLow11°C
5 day forecastTide timetables


Arrival


-
VesselFromTimeArrived


Departure


VesselToTimeDeparted
All arrivals and departures Shipping forecast


Arrival


AirlineTimeDateFromFlightStatus
Flybe09:102017-10-22JerseyBE6411


Departure


AirlineTimeDateToFlightStatus
Aurigny07:002017-10-22GatwickGR600
All arrivals and departures
Sign In

Pigs

Contact Us - States Veterinary Officer Contact Us - Agriculture, Countryside and Land Management Services

Share this page

  • Importing Pigs from Alderney and Sark

    • Pigs can be imported into Guernsey from Alderney and Sark without a licence subject to the following conditions:
      • an animal was born in, and has remained continuously since birth in Alderney or Sark or was imported into one of those Islands from Guernsey and is being re-exported to Guernsey, and
      • Alderney or Sark is not subject to foot and mouth disease restrictions.
  • Importing Pigs from Jersey

    • Pigs can be imported from Jersey with a licence issued by the Agriculture, Countryside and Land Management Services and they must satisfy a number of health conditions before being imported. For further guidance follow this link. In order to import pigs into Guernsey, you will need to submit a completed import application form at least 10 working days before your intended day of import to agriculture@gov.gg.  
  • Importing Pigs from the United Kingdom

    • Pigs imported from the UK must have an Export Health Certificate (6305EHC) issued by the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) which must be signed by a UK Local Official Veterinarian (OV). For an example of such a certificate, follow this link.
    • A copy of the 6305EHC must be sent by fax or e-mail to the Agriculture, Countryside and Land Management Services as soon as possible after issue and in any case before pigs are dispatched to Guernsey.
    • Pigs for export to Guernsey must be kept in isolation from all other livestock for at least 21 days before they depart the UK.  Upon arrival in Guernsey they must be kept in isolation from all other livestock for at least 21 days following their arrival.  Isolation premises in Guernsey must be inspected by the States Veterinary Officer (SVO) at least a week before the arrival of the imported pigs to ensure they are satisfactory.
    • Follow this link for Notes for Guidance on importing pigs from England.
    • Before importing a pig into Guernsey from the United Kingdom (UK) prospective owners must have been issued with a producer number by the Agriculture, Countryside and Land Management Services.  Next prospective owners need to submit a completed import application form at least 10 working days before your intended day of import to agriculture@gov.gg.  
    • A condition of the import permit is compliance with pre-movement health requirements undertaken by an Official Veterinarian (OV) in the UK, which is set out in the export health certificate (6305EHC) as already described.  Imported pigs must be kept in isolation at their destination in Guernsey for at least 21 days and may be subject to further health checks by the States Veterinary Officer; the cost of which must be borne by the owner.  Pigs will be released from isolation by the SVO once they are satisfied that they pose no risk to resident Guernsey livestock.
  • Other Imports

    • In any other circumstances, pigs cannot be imported into Guernsey without an import licence issued by the Agriculture, Countryside and Land Management Services. To obtain an import licence you will need to submit a completed import application form at least 10 working days before your intended day of import to agriculture@gov.gg.  A licence may have conditions on health requirements, which may include isolation before dispatch to Guernsey and tests. Contact us for further information.
  • Costs

    • The cost of complying with any health requirements must be met by the importer.
  • Animal Health Threats

    • In the last few years animal health on Guernsey has been threatened by diseases carried by midges (Cluicoides species).  Midges are potential vectors for certain animal diseases such as Bluetongue & Schmallenberg Virus. To reduce the risk of inadvertently bringing potentially infected midges to Guernsey from Jersey in vehicles, livestock owners are advised that the vehicles are sprayed with insect deterrents or insect killers before animals are loaded into them in Jersey.
    • Follow this link for a list of recommended insect deterrents or insect killers to spray onto vehicles.

Downloads

Importing pigs Export Health Certificate for pigs from England moving to Guernsey Notes for Guidance for importing pigs from England Insect sprays Import Application Form

Share this page

Add To Home

To add this page to the homescreen of your phone, go to the menu button and "Add to homescreen".


The menu button may look like
Three Dots or Box with an Arrow *some browsers' menu buttons may vary.