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Hong Kong (HK)

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Importing country requirements

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

Information about the process to import animals into Hong Kong can be found on the Hong Kong Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department website.

A Special Permit to import the horse is required.

All horses imported into, or transhipped via, Hong Kong must be from its list of "Scheduled Countries". Australia is a Scheduled country.

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

Health requirements

Health certification

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

In addition to the original Special Permit, Hong Kong requires that the original of the Export Certificate issued by the competent veterinary authority of the exporting country must be accompanied by the horse upon arrival in Hong Kong. The Export Certificate template includes the required health information, testing and vaccination for import into Hong Kong:

  • Export Certificate for Horses Permanently Imported into Hong Kong (version May 2021) (DOCX 462 KB | PDF 416 KB)

Return to Australia

If your animal is returning to Australia, you should make yourself familiar with 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 health conditions agreed in May 2021.

Entry last reviewed 11 November 2022.

Latest updates

19/12/2022 - Updated health certificate.
Last updated: 31/03/2023 12:53 AMCreated: 11/10/2017 3:46 PM