Importing country requirements
It is the exporter's responsibility to ensure that the animal meets the importing country requirements.
An import permit is required.
Information on Singapore's import requirements for the commercial and non-commercial movement of animals is available at the
Singapore Animal & Veterinary Service (AVS) website.
- Where an importing country issues an import permit, the exporter must ensure the animal meets any requirements in the permit.
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 health certificate below applies to the temporary export of horses to Singapore from Australia.
HEALTH CERTIFICATE FOR THE TEMPORARY EXPORT OF HORSES TO SINGAPORE FROM AUSTRALIA
I, Dr ………………………………, a duly authorised government veterinary officer, hereby certify that:
- in respect of the horse described below that I have no reason to doubt the truthfulness of the information given below and am satisfied to the best of my ability that the horse certified above meets with the requirements for importation into Singapore.
SECTION 1: MOVEMENT INFORMATION OF THE HORSE
- The country/place of permanent/usual residency for the horse is: [State country/place]
- The horse has been temporarily imported into the country/countries/place(s) listed below for racing purposes since leaving its country/place of permanent/usual residency according to the following sequence:
- All of the country/countries/places(s) listed in 1 (a) and (b) are included in the list of scheduled countries/places as stated in ‘Veterinary conditions for the temporary importation of horses’.
SECTION 2: CERTIFICATION
- Australia has been free from African horse sickness for the last 2 years prior to the date of export, and no vaccination is permitted in Australia against this disease.
- Australia has been free from Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis for the last 2 years prior to the date of export, and no vaccination is permitted in Australia against this disease.
- Australia has been free from Eastern and Western equine encephalomyelitis for the last 2 years prior to the date of export, and no vaccination is permitted in Australia against these diseases.
- Australia has been free from glanders for the last 3 years prior to the date of export and the disease is compulsorily notifiable.
- Australia has been free from surra for the last 12 months prior to the date of export.
- Australia has been free from dourine for the last 12 months prior to the date of export.
- The horse was tested for equine infectious anaemia by the immunodiffusion (Coggins) test with negative results within 30 days of export. Date of test: [dd/mm/yyyy]
- The horse was tested for equine viral arteritis by the serum neutralisation tests with negative results, or with stable or declining antibody titres at dilution of 1 in 4, twice 14 days apart, within 30 days of export. Date of test: [dd/mm/yyyy]
- Australia has been free from equine piroplasmosis for the past 12 months.
- Australia has been free from rabies in the past 2 years.
- No case of Hendra-virus infection has been reported in horses in Australia for the last 3 months prior to the date of export
AND in the case of a vaccinated horse, the vaccinations have been administered as per manufacturer’s recommendations and proof of vaccination is attached.
If Hendra-virus infections were reported in horses in Australia for the last 3 months prior to export,
- In the case of an unvaccinated horse/s, the horse/s prepared for export has/have been subject to pre-export quarantine for 21 consecutive days prior to export, under veterinary supervision the horse/s has/have been tested for Hendra virus infection by ELISA test with negative results within 14 days prior to export
- In the case of a vaccinated horse/s, the vaccinations have been administered as per manufacturer’s recommendations and proof of vaccination is attached, the horse/s has/have been subjected to pre-export quarantine for 21 consecutive days prior to export, under veterinary supervision and has not shown any clinical signs of Hendra Virus infection during the 21 day pre-export quarantine.*
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- No case of Nipah virus infection has been reported in horses in Australia for the last 2 years prior to the date of export.
- During the 60 days prior to export, the horse has not suffered from or been exposed to nor been in premises infected with equine influenza (EI), and was vaccinated against EI according to manufacturer’s recommendation with an inactivated or recombinant vaccine registered in Australia, between 21 and 90 days before shipment either with a primary course or a booster.
- All tests were carried out in a laboratory accredited by the National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia and the AVA using OIE prescribed methodologies.
- The horse has been resident in any of the countries listed in these regulations for at least sixty (60) days immediately prior to export.
- During the 60 days prior to export, the horse has not suffered from or been exposed to nor been in premises infected with any condition or disease including the following: equine infectious anaemia, equine viral encephalomyelitis, horse pox, scabies, anthrax, glanders, dourine, surra, strangles, epizootic lymphangitis, ulcerative lymphangitis, equine rhinopneumonitis, equine viral arteritis, equine piroplasmosis, equine influenza, vesicular stomatitis, Getah virus infection, Hendra virus infection, Nipah virus infection, West Nile virus infection or any other disease of horses notifiable in Australia.
- The horse was treated with a registered long-acting and broad spectrum parasiticide effective against ticks within 14 days of export.
- The horse had not been vaccinated with any vaccine within 30 days of export
The horse had been vaccinated within 30 days with a vaccine or vaccines approved by AVA
[submit name and purpose of vaccine and date of vaccination].
Name of vaccine:
Purpose of vaccine:
Date of vaccination: dd/mm/yyyy
- The horse had been examined and was found clinically healthy and free from external parasites and any clinical signs of infectious or contagious disease within 24 hours of export.
- Means of Transport
Signature: ____________________________ Date: __________________(day/month/year)
Name of official government veterinarian:
Address, telephone, fax, email contact:
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Basis for Micor entry
Based on health conditions agreed on 28 March 2014.
Entry last reviewed 8 March 2022.
08/05/2023 - Extensive changes were made to all sections of this entry.