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Importing country requirements

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

Exporters must obtain an import permit from the Kingdom of Thailand Department of Livestock Development and meet the import health requirements specified by the Thailand Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives.


Refer to this and the Department’s websites for current information about importing 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

Health certification

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) and conditions provided by the exporter and ensure that the issued document(s) are consistent with the permit(s).

The following conditions were sourced from a permit issued in July 2021:

Health certificate
  1. A health certificate in English signed by a full time veterinary official of the exporting country stating:
    1. 1.1 number, species, breed, sex and age of the birds,
    2. 1.2. identification marks or distinctive colours, animal identification,
    3. 1.3. names and addresses of the owner/exporter and identification of the premises of origin,
    4. 1.4 certification of condition items (2) to (7)
  2. The country of origin is free from Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in accordance with the current OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Code.
  3. The birds have been resident in the country of origin for not less than 6 (six) weeks or since hatching.
  4. The birds have been kept in isolation under the supervision of a registered veterinarian for a period of 21 (twenty-one) days prior to shipment.
  5. The birds have not been vaccinated against Newcastle Disease.
  6. There has been no clinical signs or other evidence of: Newcastle disease, Fowl cholera, Duck Viral Enteritis, Duck Viral Hepatitis, Marek's Disease, Avian Infectious Laryngotracheitis, Mycoplasma gallisepticum, Salmonella enteritidis, Salmonella pullorum (Pullorum disease), Salmonella gallinarum (Fowl Typhoid), Psittacosis/Ornithosis Infectious Bursal Disease,Avian Infectious Bronchitis, Avian Tuberculosis and parasitism in the premises of origin during the 90 (ninety) days prior to export.
  7. The birds were tested negative for Salmonellosis by bacterial culture within 21 days of export.
  8. Failure to follow the import procedures may result in returning the birds to the country of origin or destroying without compensation.

Special conditions

Permission to move birds out of Australia

You may need permission under wildlife trade laws to move birds out of Australia. Refer to the Department’s International wildlife trade requirements. There is specific guidance for non-commercial wildlife trade for public exhibition, scientific research, conservation breeding and personal use.


Other requirements

Pre and post arrival quarantine requirements

The bird(s) must be individually tested with negative results for Avian Influenza and Newcastle disease within quarantine period by virus isolation from cloacal swab or fresh feces. Sample pooling of not more than five cloacal swab or fresh feces samples as one pooled sample is allowed if the number of birds is more than thirty heads.

The bird(s) may be subjected to quarantine on arrival at approved premises for a period of at least 30 (thirty) days during which they may be submitted to test and/or treatments deemed necessary. The importer/owner will be fully charged for any incurred expenses. It is the responsibility of the importer/owner to organize post arrival quarantine.

Transport requirements

The boxes or containers in which the birds are transported should follow the International Air Transport Association (IATA) specifications, particularly in relation to height, perch space and ventilation, and with adequate access for feeding and watering.

Basis for Micor entry

Based on a permit issued in July 2021 and importing country website.

Entry last reviewed 18 November 2021.

Latest updates

04/08/2022 - Extensive changes were made to all sections of this entry.
Last updated: 31/03/2023 12:32 AMCreated: 15/01/2015 12:37 PM