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Country: Republic of Korea (South Korea)

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Importing country requirements

It is the exporter's responsibility to ensure that the animal meets the importing country requirements.

Information about the process required to import animals into the Republic of Korea (South Korea) from Australia can be found on the Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency (APQA) website

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

Health requirements

As required by the importing country.

Note
Dogs and cats must be microchipped (ISO-compliant) and the number must be stated on the health certificate.

Special requirements

According to the APQA website (reviewed on 24 May 2021), cats imported from Australia require an additional certificate confirming that the animal has been kept in an area free of Hendra and Nipah viruses, or that the animal produced a negative result in a Hendra and Nipah virus test. Without such a certificate, the quarantine period will be extended by 21 days.

In February 2015, the Quarantine and Inspection Agency confirmed that area refers to state or territory. Therefore, detailed export health certification requirements for cats imported from Australia are as given below.

Conditions for all cats kept in NSW, Qld and the ACT in the 60 days prior to export to South Korea.

  1. The cat(s) has been tested for Hendra and Nipah virus within 14 days prior to export with negative results.
  2. The cat(s) has been resident for 60 days prior to export in premises that are free from Hendra and Nipah virus.
  3. Australia is free from rabies.

Conditions for all cats kept in NT, WA, SA, Tas and Vic for 60 days prior to export to South Korea.

  1. The cat(s) has come from a State (name of State) in Australia which has never reported Hendra and Nipah virus.
  2. The cat has been resident for 60 days prior to export in premises that are free from Hendra and Nipah virus.
  3. Australia is free from rabies.

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

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 and importing country website and information.

Entry last reviewed 24 May 2021.

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Last updated: 3/07/2022 11:16 PMCreated: 15/01/2015 12:35 PM