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Importing country requirements

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

An import permit and health certificate are required. If the import permit is in a language other than English, a certified English translation by a NAATI 2/3 level translator or equivalent must also be provided.

Refer to the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Indonesia​ for information about the process required to import animals into Indonesia from Australia.

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 country website carefully at the time of preparation for export.

Certifying officers must review the import permit(s) and conditions provided by the exporter and ensure that the issued document(s) are consistent with the permit(s).​

I. Certificate of Health of Origin

​The importation of horse must be accompanied by health certificate from country of origin, issued by an Authorized Veterinarian of Government of country of origin certifying that:

Health certificate

  1. Australia has been free from African horse sickness, Western, Eastern, Venezuelan and St Louis equine encephalomyelitis, contagious equine metritis (CEM), epizootic lymphangitis, equine piroplasmosis, vesicular stomatitis, glanders, surra, dourine and rabies for at least three (3) years immediately prior to export and does not have vaccination programmes for these diseases.

  2. The horse was continuously resident in Australia for at least three (3) months or since birth if less than three months of age, immediately prior to export.

  3. The horse was from premises where no case of the following diseases has occurred in horses during the last six (6) months prior to export: dourine, equine influenza (virus type A), equine rhinopneumonitis (EHV-1-abortigenic and neurogenic disease), echinococcosis/hydatidosis, and salmonellosis(S. abortus equi).

  4. The horse was from premises where no reported case of equine infectious anaemia (EIA), equine viral arteritis (EVA), equine coital exanthema, ulcerative lymphangitis and horse pox virus has occurred in horses for at least three (3) months immediately prior to export.

  5. The horse has resided in and was exported from a state where no case of Hendra virus infection has been reported in horses for the last three (3) months prior to the date of export. The horse was from premises which have no reported cases of Hendra virus in horses for at least six (6) months immediately prior to export.

  6. The horse was from premises where no case of Japanese encephalitis, horse mange and strangles has been reported for the two years prior to export.

  7. The horse was from premises free of anthrax for at least six (6) months prior to export.

  8. During the export isolation period the horses were tested negative for leptospirosis serovars (Pomona and Tarassovi) or were administered with a drug of prophylactic antimicrobial against leptospirosis within fourteen (14) days prior to shipment.

  9. The horse has been vaccinated against the following diseases not more than twenty one (21) days but not less than seven (7) days prior to shipment:

    1. Tetanus
    2. Equine Influenza
    3. Japanese encephalitis
    4. Equine rhinopneumonitis

  10. Before entering into pre-export quarantine (PEQ), the horse was closely examined and tested within 14–21 days prior to export for the following diseases with negative results (laboratory results attached):

    1. Hendra virus by ELISA or SNT test
      Date of sampling: _________________
    2. Equine infectious anaemia by immunodiffusion test (Coggins test)
      Date of sampling: _________________
    3. Equine viral arteritis
      Date of sampling: _________________

    ​These tests were done at a NATA accredited laboratory and the results are attache​d to the certificate.

  11. The horse destined for export to Indonesia was subjected to PEQ at a PEQ facility approved and under supervision of an Australian government veterinary officer for at least fourteen (14) days, on an all-in-all-out basis.

  12. The horse has been treated within seven (7) days of export with a registered long-acting broad spectrum parasiticide against ticks and a broad spectrum anthelmintic.

  13. The horse was examined within 48 hours prior to travel and showed noclinical signs of infectious and contagious diseases, and was visibly free from external parasites and was fit to travel.

Other requirements


  1. All isolation facilities for this purpose shall be approved by a government veterinary officer.
  2. The implementation of tests and treatments as mentioned above must be under direct supervision of authorized veterinarian of country of origin.
  3. Any horses showing evidence of pink eye or visible genetic defect, cripple and wounds shall be taken out from the herd and rejected to be loaded.
  4. The original certificate of health must be handed over to the captain/skipper, while its copies to the Indonesian Representative in the country of origin.


  1. The ship which will be used for carrying those horses shall be in clean conditions.
  2. The journey from the exporting port in country of origin up to the port of destination in Indonesia shall take direct route with no intermediate stop at any port except approved by DGLS.
  3. The ship/aircraft is not allowed to carry other animals other than the approved horses. Exception is permissible with the approval DGLS.
  4. Provision of fodder must be sufficient for the journey and for adaptation period of 14 days in the quarantine station in Indonesia. Provision of drinking water shall be according to regulation of country of origin.
  5. Those which are developing 'pink eye' during the voyage/ journey have to be treated immediately with recognized treatment according to the registered direction.
  6. If any outbreak of these diseases (African horse sickness, Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis) occurred during the journey, the ship is not allowed to approach at any port of Indonesia. The whole horse consignment is rejected.
  7. In addition to ship's crew, horse attendants who will take care of exported horses during the journey shall be provided.
  8. The skipper shall submit the documents relating to the horse to the Animal Quarantine Officer at the port of destination of Indonesia a.o:

    1. 1) Certificate of health as mentioned in clause I.
    2. 2) Identification list of horses concerned.
    3. 3) List of mutation of livestock on board. It can be made separate or included in horses list.
    4. 4) List of loaded equipment, drugs and fodder.

IV Quarantine Measures in Indonesia

  1. On arrival at port of destination, the Animal Quarantine Officer conducts inspection of documents and health of horse on board the ship.
  2. Permission to unload the horses shall be granted if these horses are found to be healthy and the accompanying documents are complete and in order.
  3. Following disembarkation the imported horses shall be detained at an approved quarantine station for a minimum period of 14 days under the supervision of the ​Animal Quarantine Officer. During this detention period obligatory, inspection and treatment are carried out.
  4. If it is deemed necessary the quarantine period may be reduced or e​xtended. In this case the animal quarantine officer should compulsory make preliminary notice to the Directorate General of Livestock services (DGLS) and to Chief of Center for Animal Quarantine concerned via telephone. The DGLS is entitled to decide the reduction or extension of the quarantine period.
  5. They have been treated with Naganol against surra at least 10 days before release.
  6. On completion of the quarantine period the horses shall be released providing they are free from infectious and contagious diseases.
  7. Upon release from the quarantine the horses shall be kept separately from other livestock at a place for a period as determined by local of government veterinary officer.

Basis for Micor entry

Based on a permit issued in April 2023.

Entry last reviewed 17 April 2023.​

Latest updates

05/05/2023 - Health conditions amended.
Last updated: 8/05/2023 10:08 AMCreated: 15/01/2015 12:46 PM