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Importing country requirements

It is the exporter's responsibility to ensure that the animal meets the importing country requirements.

There are no agreed conditions for the export of dogs to the Republic of Armenia from Australia.

Contact the Food Safety Inspection Body of the Republic of Armenia for information about the requirements for importing animals into the Armenia from Australia.

Where an importing country issues an import permit, the exporter must ensure the animal meets any requirements in the permit.

Health requirements

As importing country health requirements may change without advice to the Department you should check the import permit and/or the country’s website carefully at the time of preparation for export.

It is the responsibility of the exporter to use the appropriate bilingual health certificate and ensure that this and any accompanying declarations are in English and Armenian. The Armenian bilingual Veterinary certificate for fur-bearing animals, rabbits, dogs and cats, exported to the territory of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) from third countries (Form 15 PDF 332 KB) should be used. This certificate is current as at November 2021.

Australian Departmental officers will not endorse health certification for dogs and cats destined to the Republic of Armenia if only presented in a language other than English.

The veterinary requirements that follow were sourced from the provisions of Section 16 of the Annex of the Order N 84-N of 6 June 2012 provided by the Armenian authorities in November 2021:

  1. 109. It shall be permitted to import into the territory of the Republic of Armenia clinically healthy fur-bearing animals, rabbits, dogs and cats from territories free of the following infectious animal diseases:

    1. (1) anthrax — for animals of all species during the last 20 days in the territory of the household;

    2. (2) rabies, tuberculosis — for foxes, arctic foxes, dogs and cats during the last 6 months in the administrative territory or in the territory of the household;

  2. 110. Animals shall be vaccinated not later than 20 days before dispatch, where they have not been vaccinated during the last 12 months.

  3. 111. For all carnivores — against rabies. The import and transportation of fur-bearing animals, dogs and cats that have not been vaccinated against rabies shall not be permitted. The following shall be compulsorily vaccinated:

    1. Dogs – against canine distemper, hepatitis, viral enteritis, parvovirus and adenovirus infections, leptospirosis.

    2. Cats – against panleukopenia.

  4. 112. It shall be permitted to import not more than 2 dogs and cats for personal use without an import permit and without quarantine, where they are accompanied by an international passport, which, in this case shall be equivalent to a veterinary certificate, under the condition that the notes on clinical examination, made by the authorised body during 5 days prior to dispatch, are available. In case of imports from third countries, the international passport shall not be replaced with an accompanying veterinary document.

  5. 114. The passport shall contain notes confirming that the animals have been vaccinated in compliance with the present Requirements; moreover, any subsequent vaccination against rabies shall be carried out during the effective period of the previous vaccine. Within 5 days before transportation, a clinical examination of the animal shall be carried out and a relevant note shall be made in the passport by a veterinarian, as a result of which it shall be permitted to transport the animal within 120 days, under the condition that the effective period of vaccination (re-vaccination) against rabies does not expire.
Where animals have been subjected to treatment against ectoparasites and endoparasites, a relevant note shall be made in the veterinary certificate.

Other requirements

Transport requirements

The importing country may have specific transport requirements and you should check this.

Pre and post arrival quarantine requirements

10. Imported animals shall be quarantined in exporting (sending) country and importing (receiving) county for not less than 21 days, unless otherwise provided for by veterinary requirements set for animals of special species. The terms, duration and necessity of quarantine shall be prescribed by the authorised body.

113. It shall be permitted to transport not more than 2 dogs and cats for personal use within the territory of the Republic of Armenia without quarantine and an accompanying veterinary passport.

Return to Australia

If your animal is returning to Australia, you should make yourself familiar with the Department’s requirements for importing live animals into Australia. This is important as your animal may have been exposed to diseases that do not occur in Australia.

Basis for Micor entry

Based on importing country website and information.

Entry last reviewed 11 November 2021.

Latest updates

15/09/2022 - Page first published.
Last updated: 31/03/2023 12:56 AMCreated: 15/09/2022 11:12 AM