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Switzerland (CH)

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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 aquaculture animals and products with EU.

Travel regulations for pets apply for importing pets that are accompanied by their owner and not being imported for commercial purposes. For information about the importation of animals for other purposes, refer to the Swiss Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (FSVO) website.


Refer to these 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.

Health requirements

As required by the importing country.

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.

Special conditions

Permission to move aquatic animals out of Australia

You may need permission under wildlife trade laws to move aquatic animals out of Australia. Refer to the Department’s International and wildlife trade requirements.


Export from Australia of Australian native hatchery bred fingerlings or ova should be accompanied by approval of the hatchery facility from the appropriate State or Federal authority. Refer to the Department’s Exporting fish and fish products from Australia for information about exports for human consumption.

Basis for Micor entry

Based on importing country website and information.

Entry last reviewed 15 December 2021.

Latest updates

24/01/2023 - Extensive changes were made to all sections of this entry.
Last updated: 31/03/2023 12:32 AMCreated: 15/01/2015 12:36 PM