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Cats

Country: Sri Lanka

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Importing country requirements

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

There are no agreed conditions for the export of dogs to Sri Lanka from Australia.

Contact the Department of Animal Production and Health (DAPH) for information about the process required to import animals into the Sri Lanka from Australia.

Email
dirh@daph.gov.lk
Note
Where an importing country issues an import permit, the exporter must ensure the animal meets any requirements in the permit.

Health requirements

There are no agreed conditions for the export of cats to Sri Lanka from Australia. The following information is intended as a guide only.

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.

Certifying officers must review the import permit(s), any conditions provided by the exporter, the website of the importing authority, and ensure that the issued document(s) are consistent with the permit(s).

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

Permits for dogs and cats destined to Sri Lanka may include Coronavirus testing requirements – this is not possible in Australia for dogs and cats except with the express permission of the state/territory Chief Veterinary Officer. In these cases, a dispensation or new permit may be required for the consignment to proceed as testing is unlikely.

Health certificate

The following information was sourced from the Procedure for Dogs and Cats on the Department of Animal Production & Health website:

  1. Cat Identity with a Microchip Number.

  2. Cats are above 04 months or more prior to export to Sri Lanka.

  3. Cat has been kept in the exporting country since birth or for the six (06) months period immediately prior to export to Sri Lanka;

  4. The cat is clinically healthy and free from signs of any infectious and contagious diseases and without any deformity at the time of dispatch.

  5. The cat was not in contact with any animals showing any clinical signs of any infectious or contagious disease including rabies, Aujeszky's disease, filariasis and leptospirosis for a period of a minimum three (3) months immediately prior to embarkation.

  6. Australia is free from rabies.

  7. The cat was tested in a government approved /recognized laboratory for Dirofilaria immitis (Heart Worm) Real time PCR Test and found negative.

Special requirements

Blood Test Reports

  1. Negative test results for heartworm (Dirofilaria immitis) with (ELISA/PCR//Knott's) test done 30 days prior to embarkation or the country disease free status should be declared by government veterinary authority.

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  3. Negative test reports of Dirofilaria immitis (Heart Worm) should be certified by authorized officer of Quarantine or Government approved Veterinary surgeon.

Vaccination Records

  1. The cat has been vaccinated against rabies using an anti-rabies vaccine conforming to the potency standard given by the World Health Organization (WHO), not less than thirty (30) days and not more than ten (10) months immediately prior to embarkation; In case of kittens under the age of ten (10) months, booster vaccine must be given within 14 days interval from the 1st vaccine.

  2. The cat has been vaccinated using recognised vaccines against feline rhinotracheitis, feline calicivirus and Feline Panleukopenia viruses (TRICAT) not less than thirty (30) days and not more than ten (10) months immediately prior to embarkation. In kittens under the age of six (06) months, booster vaccine must be given within 14 days interval from the 1st vaccine.

Parasitic Treatment Records

  1. The cat has been treated for intestinal parasites using a reliable broad-spectrum anthelmintic recognized for its ability to eliminate internal helminths within ten (10) days prior to shipment.

  2. The animal was treated for external parasites within ten (10) days immediately prior to shipment using a reliable parasiticide.

Other requirements

Port-of-entry requirements

Upon arrival of animals the importer should submit the originals of the International Veterinary Certificate, Original test reports and vaccination records and parasitic treatment records to the Animal Quarantine Officer.

Pre- and post-arrival quarantine requirements

Imported cats will be subjected to quarantine inspection at the Airport. If necessary samples will be taken for investigation.

Imported cats will be subjected to a post-export quarantine period of thirty days (30) in the "owners premises". For this purpose, the importer should sign the Quarantine Surveillance Agreement with the Animal Quarantine Officer, Katunayake, at the time of importation.

The exact location (address and the Tel. No) of the premises where the imported cat is intended to be kept, should be stated by the importer in the quarantine surveillance agreement.

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 importing country website and information.

Entry last reviewed 8 February 2022.

Latest updates

05/10/2022 - Extensive changes were made to all sections of this entry.
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Last updated: 6/10/2022 9:48 AMCreated: 15/01/2015 12:36 PM