Importing country requirements
It is the exporter's responsibility to ensure that the animal meets the importing country requirements.
The Swiss Confederation (Switzerland) is not a member country of the European Union (EU) but has harmonised some of the import conditions for birds with the EU. Information about the process required to import animals into Switzerland from Australia can be found on the
Swiss Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (FSVO) website.
Refer to this and the Department’s websites for current information about exporting animals (including any suspensions).
- Where an importing country issues an import permit, the exporter must ensure the animal meets any requirements in the permit.
- No import license or species protection is required to import canaries (maximum of 5 birds).
- A border veterinary inspection is required in every case. For this reason, direct entry into Switzerland is only possible via certain airports and you should check this.
As required by the importing country.
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. All quarantine requirements must be fulfilled before entry as there are no post-arrival quarantine facilities available in Switzerland.
Vaccination against avian influenza is not permitted in Switzerland and this may affect the quarantine requirements for export.
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Basis for Micor entry
Based on importing country website and information.
Entry last reviewed 9 June 2021.