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Please note, all animals* imported into the Bailiwick of Guernsey must be pre-notified in writing to the Office of Environmental Health and Pollution Regulation. See "Animal Import Notification" for more information. 

*excluding non-commercial movement of pet dogs, cats or ferrets originating from within the Customs Union.

Poultry includes domestic fowl, ducks, geese, turkeys, and guinea fowl.

  • Importing Poultry from Great Britain or the Crown Dependencies (Channel Islands & Isle of Man)

    • Poultry can be imported into Guernsey from Great Britain or the Crown Dependencies under the General Import Licence subject to the following conditions:
      • they were born in, and have remained continuously since birth in the country or island from which they are to be exported; or
      • they were imported into the country or island from which they are to be exported from Guernsey and are being re-exported to Guernsey; and
      • the country, zone or island from which they are to be exported is not subject to restrictions in relation to Newcastle Disease or Avian Influenza.
  • Importing Hatching Eggs of Poultry from Great Britain or the Crown Dependencies

    • Hatching eggs can be imported from Great Britain or the Crown Dependencies under the General Import Licence on condition that they were:
      • produced in the country or island from which they are to be exported; and
      • the country, zone or island from which they are to be exported is not subject to restrictions in relation to Newcastle Disease or Avian Influenza.
  • Other Imports of Poultry and Hatching Eggs

    • In any other circumstances, a specific import licence will be required to import poultry or hatching eggs issued by the States Veterinary Officers. 
    • A licence may have conditions on health requirements which may include isolation before dispatch to Guernsey and tests. Follow this link for an application form.
  • Costs

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

 

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Animal Import Notification Animal/Animal Product Import Application Bird Flu Biosecurity Guidance General Import Licence 2022

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