Importing country requirements
It is the exporter's responsibility to ensure that the animal meets the importing country requirements.
An import permit is required and obtainable from the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI).
Refer to the New Zealand MPI and the Department’s websites for current information about exporting animals (including any suspensions).
The New Zealand MPI has advised that no imports of live birds are allowed until the risks have been thoroughly examined and an import health standard (IHS) has been developed. MPI is developing an IHS for companion birds that covers parrots and hatching eggs of parrot and passerine.
- Where an importing country issues an import permit, the exporter must ensure the animal meets any requirements in the permit.
As required by the importing country.
- 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.
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.
Basis for Micor entry
Based on importing country website and information.
Entry last reviewed 1 December 2021.