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Pig Movements

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

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  • Importing Pigs from the Channel Islands

    • Pigs can be imported into Guernsey from the Channel Islands under the General Import Licence subject to the following conditions:
      • it was born in, and has remained continuously since birth in, the island from which it is to be exported; or
      • it was legally imported into the island from which it is to be exported and has remained there continuously since its import; or
      • it was imported into the island from which it is to be exported from Guernsey and is being re-exported to Guernsey; and
      • the island from which it is being exported is not subject to notifiable disease restrictions and
      • an import notification has been completed. 
  • Importing Pigs from the United Kingdom

    • Pigs imported to the Bailiwick from the UK will need the following:
      • An import licence - an application form can be found here
      • A health certificate - a signed copy must be sent to as soon as possible after issue and in any case before pigs are dispatched to the Bailiwick,
      • Post-import isolation facilities approved by the States Veterinary Officers - please email or call 01481 221161, and 
      • An import notification
    • 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 at their destination in Guernsey from all other livestock for at least 21 days following their arrival. Pigs may be subject to further health checks by the States Veterinary Officers, the cost of which must be borne by the owner. 
      • Pigs will be released from isolation by the SVOs once they are satisfied that they pose no risk to resident Guernsey livestock.
  • Importing Pig Semen from the United Kingdom

  • Other Imports

    • In any other circumstances, pigs cannot be imported into Guernsey without an import licence - an import application form can be found here
    • A licence may have conditions on health requirements, which may include isolation before dispatch to Guernsey and tests. 
  • 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.
  • Information to Livestock Keepers

    • Further information for livestock keepers can be found here


Animal Import Notification Animal/Animal Product Import Application Form General Import Licence Insect sprays

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