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Italy (IT)

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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.

Contact the 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.

Health requirements

As required by the importing country.

Other requirements

Transport requirements

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

Not all live animals are permitted to be imported into 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 the European Commission and importing country websites and information.

Entry last reviewed 19 August 2021.

Latest updates

18/10/2021 - Extensive changes were made to all sections of this entry.
Last updated: 31/03/2023 12:46 AMCreated: 15/01/2015 12:47 PM