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Country: Israel

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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 official health certificate are required in most circumstances.

Refer to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development for current information about the process required to import animals into the State of Israel from Australia.

Address
Import-Export Unit – Veterinary and Health Services
PO Box 12
Beit Dagan 50250
Israel
Email
Vs-ie@moag.gov.il
Note:
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 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).

The following conditions were sourced from a permit issued in July 2021.

The shipment must be accompanied by a Health Certificate in English, signed and approved by a government certified veterinary doctor or the country of origin, as per the model certificate (annex A) and which is an inseparable part of this license.

Annex A (required for all pet imports)

VETERINARY CERTIFICATE FOR DOMESTIC DOGS AND CATS ENTERING ISRAEL

Country of dispatch of the animal: Australia

Serial number of the Certificate: ___________________________________

I OWNER/RESPONSIBLE PERSON ACCOMPANYING THE ANIMAL
First name:Surname:

Address:

Postcode:City:
Country:Telephone:
II DESCRIPTION OF THE ANIMAL
SpeciesBreed:
Sex:Coat (colour and type):
Date of birth:
III IDENTIFICATION OF THE ANIMAL1
Microchip number:
Location of microchip:Date of microchipping:
Tattoo number:Date of tattooing
IV VACCINATION AGAINST RABIES2
Manufacturer and name of vaccine:

Batch Number:

Vaccination date:Valid until
V RABIES SEROLOGICAL TEST (when required)3

I have seen an official record of the result of a serological test for the animal, carried out on a sample taken on (dd/mm/yyy) _______________, and test in an EU or OIE-approved laboratory, which states that the rabies neutralizing antibody titer was equal to or greater than 0, 5 IU/ml.

VI CLINICAL EXAMINATION
At the time of examination it did no exhibit any symptoms of contagious or infectious diseases
OFFICIAL VETERINARIAN OR VETERINARIAN AUTHORISED BY THE COMPETENT AUTHORIT (*) (in the latter case, the competent authority must endorse the certificate)
First name:Surname:
Address:SIGNATURE, DATE AND STAMP:
Postcode
City:
Country:
Telephone:
Delete as applicable

ENDORESEMENT BY THE COMPETENT AUTHORITY (not necessary when the certificate is signed by an official veterinarian)

 

DATE AND STAMP:

 

The certificate is valid for 10 days.

In case of returning to Israel, the rabies vaccination certificate is valid for 1 year from the rabies vaccination date.

Notes
1. All dogs and cats must be tagged with a subcutaneous electronic chip that transmits on a frequency of 134.2 kilohertz and can be read with a chip reader that conforms to the provisions of the ISO Standard No. 11784 or of Annex A of ISO Standard 11785. If the chip does not conform to these standards, the importer or the importer's representative is required to be in possession of another means to read it.

2. All dogs/cats require a veterinary confirmation that they have been vaccinated against rabies no more than one year and no less than 30 days, if it is the primary vaccination, prior to their arrival in Israel with the exception of arrivals from Oceania, Great Britain, Japan, and Cyprus; such animals, if they were not vaccinated, must be vaccinated against rabies within 5 days of their arrival in Israel.

3. The sample referred to in Part V must have been taken more than 1 month after the rabies vaccination with the exception of arrivals from Oceania, Great Britain, Japan, and Cyprus, or in case of an animal which was vaccinated more than once after tagged by a microchip the sample can be taken 14 days after rabies vaccination as long as more than 30 days passed from the first vaccination against rabies.

Special conditions

Annex B (required for all pet imports)

Notification on Pet Arrival

The pet will arrive to:
Ben Gurion Airport __________________
Haifa __________________
Ashdod __________________
Eilat __________________

Importer Details

FamilyFirst NameNationalityPassport Number
    

Owner Details

FamilyFirst NameNationalityPassport Number
    

Flight Information

Airline companyFlight NumberFlight DateFlight time
  (dd/mm/yyy)(24:00)
Date of arrivalArrival time
(dd/mm/yyy)(24:00)

Contact Details

FaxE-mail
TelE-mail

Annex C (Not required for those who have a permit license)

Declaration of the Pet Owner

I, the undersigned declare that:
1. The pet will be accompanied during the movement by a person that is responsible for the animal/s.
2. The animals are not intended for commercial purposes.
3. The animals had been in my possession at least 90 days prior to being brough to Israel.

Date: ______________________ (dd/mm/yyy)
Name: _____________________
Place: ____________________
Signature: ________________

Other requirements

Ports of entry

Pets will only be imported through the following permitted ports of entry:

Ben Gurion Airport

Haifa Port

Ashdod Port

Eilat Port

Transport requirements

Dogs and cats that are imported with an import permit are permitted to arrive as cargo manifest only and must be accompanied by airway bill.

Pre and post arrival quarantine requirements

Dogs and cats that are healthy on arrival and accompanied by the required documentation, will not require a period of quarantine in Israel.

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 permit issued in July 2021 and importing country website and information.

Entry last reviewed 30 September 2021.

Latest updates

11/01/2022 - Extensive changes were made to all sections of this entry.
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Last updated: 21/11/2022 5:11 PMCreated: 15/01/2015 12:47 PM