Importing country requirements
It is the exporter's responsibility to ensure that the animal meets the importing country requirements.
The European Union (EU) has not yet implemented harmonised requirements for the non-commercial movement of pet animals other than dogs, cats and ferrets. Information about the process required to import rats into Italy from Australia can be found at
European Union – Rats pet.
Italian Directorate-General for Animal Health and Veterinary Medicines for additional requirements that may apply, including the requirements for live rats that are imported for research purposes.
As required by the importing country.
The importing country may have specific transport requirements and you should check this.
Pre- and post-arrival quarantine requirements
The importing country may have specific pre- and post-arrival quarantine requirements and you should check this.
Return to Australia
Basis for Micor entry
Based on the European Commission and importing country websites and information.
Entry last reviewed 19 August 2021.
18/10/2021 - Extensive changes were made to all sections of this entry.