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Mauritius (MU)

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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.

Contact the Ministry of Agro-Industry and Food Security for information about the process required to import animals into the Republic of Mauritius from Australia.

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

Health requirements

Exporters must ensure the animal meets any health conditions included in the import notification issued.

The following conditions were provided in a permit issued by the authorities in Mauritius in January 2020.

  1. The cat must have been continuously resident in Australia for a minimum period of six months.

  2. If a female cat, it is not pregnant (kittens born in quarantine shall be destroyed without compensation).

  3. The cat is in good health and free from clinical signs of contagious and infectious disease.

  4. The cat must have been vaccinated against feline enteritis, feline rhinotracheitis and feline calicivirus at least fourteen (14) days and not more than twelve (12) months prior to export. The vaccination certificate/s, or copies endorsed by an Official Veterinarian, for these vaccinations must be attached to the Veterinary Certificate.

  5. Within fourteen (14) days prior to export the cat must be treated with approved anthelmintics effective against nematodes and cestodes. The active ingredient/s and dose rate must be recorded on the Veterinary Export Certificate.

  6. Within 96 hours prior to export the cat must be treated with approved parasiticides effective against ticks. The active ingredient/s and concentration must be recorded on the Veterinary Export Certificate.

  7. Within 48 hours prior to export the cat must be examined by a registered veterinarian or an Official Veterinarian and found to be free from clinical signs of infectious or contagious disease and external parasites, and to be fit to travel.

  8. The date and number of this import permit must be shown on the Veterinary Certificate.

Other requirements

Identification requirements

The animal must be identified with a microchip or permanent tattoo and the identification details must be shown on the accompanying certification. It is recommended that microchip brands should conform to the International Standards Organisation (ISO) standard 11784 or to ISO Standard 11785.

Transport requirements

The cat must come on an International Air Transport Association (IATA) approved container.

Pre and post arrival quarantine requirements

Upon arrival to the Republic of Mauritius, the cat is required to be quarantined for a minimum period of five working days at Division of Veterinary Services, Reduit, Mauritius.

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 a permit issued in January 2020 and importing country website and information.

Entry last reviewed 3 September 2021.

Latest updates

04/11/2022 - Extensive changes were made to all sections of this entry.
Last updated: 31/03/2023 12:49 AMCreated: 15/01/2015 12:50 PM