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Country: Vanuatu

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Importing country requirements

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

An import permit is required.

Contact the Department of Biosecurity Vanuatu for information regarding the importation of animals into Vanuatu from Australia.

Email
biosecurity@vanuatu.gov.vu
Note
Where an importing country issues an import permit, the exporter must ensure the animal meets any requirements in the permit.

Health requirements

As importing country requirements may change without advice to the Department you should check the import documents and/or the country website carefully at the time of preparation for export.

Health certificate

Appendix 2

INTERNATIONAL ANIMAL HEALTH CERTIFICATE FOR DOGS FROM AUSTRALIA/ NEW ZEALAND

I, ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… being a full time Government Veterinary Officer of the exporting country hereby certify that:

  1. 1. I have identified the dog described as follows on ……………………………………………………(Date)
    Breed:_______________________________________________
    Sex:_______________________________________________
    Age:_______________________________(years/months)
    Description (including colour):_______________________________________________
    Microchip number:_______________________________________________
  2. 2. In the period of five years preceding export, rabies has not been diagnosed in animals in the country of export;

  3. 3. The dog described above was:

    1. (a) vaccinated against distemper, hepatitis and canine parvovirus and parainfluenza infection on: .....................................................

      NOTE: 1. This date must be at least 14 days and not more than twelve months prior to export unless the animal is being revaccinated in which case the 14 day interval does not apply.

      AND

      2. In the case of puppies receiving a primary course the final vaccination must be given at 12 weeks or older

      Delete either (b) or (c) – whichever does not apply

    2. (b) was treated at the manufacturer’s recommended dose twice by a veterinarian with a product (or combination of products) registered for the control of nematodes and cestodes. The first treatment was given in the thirty (30) days immediately before shipment and at least two (2) weeks before a second treatment, which was given within three (3) days of the date of departure

      Treatment date 1.__________________________________________________________

      Product and Dose (anti-nematode):_____________________________________

      Product and Dose (anti-cestode):_______________________________________

      Treatment date 2.__________________________________________________________

      Product and Dose (anti-nematode):_____________________________________

      Product and Dose (anti-cestode):________________________________________


    3. OR

    4. (c) completed post-arrival quarantine in Australia/New Zealand on ……../………/……… within five (5) days of the date of scheduled departure. Within three (3) days of departure the animal was treated at the manufacturer’s recommended dose by a veterinarian for internal parasites with a product (or combination of products) registered for the control of nematodes and cestodes:

      Product and Dose (anti-nematode):_______________________________________

      Product and Dose (anti-cestode):__________________________________________

      Treatment date (s).___________________________________________________________

      Delete either (d) or (e) – whichever does not apply

    5. (d) was treated twice at the manufacturer’s recommended dose with an ectoparasiticide wash that is capable of killing ticks, lice and fleas at seven (7) day interval, the second wash being within three (3) days of departure;

      OR:

      Was treated twice at the manufacturer’s recommended dose at least 14 days apart,a topical ectoparasiticide that is capable of killing ticks, lice and fleas; the second treatment being within three (3) days of departure;

      Product and Dose:____________________________ Date:_______________________

      Product and Dose:____________________________ Date:_______________________

      OR

    6. (e) completed post-arrival quarantine in Australia/ New Zealand on …………/………/……… within five (5) days of the scheduled date of departure was treated at the manufacturer’s recommended dose with a topical ectoparasiticide preparation within three (3) days of departure, that is capable of killing ticks, lice and fleas

      Product and Dose:____________________________ Date:_______________________

  4. 5. Was examined within three days of departure and found to be free of clinical signs of disease and visibly free of ectoparasites (especially ticks).

  5. 6. No bedding of plant or animal origin is accompanying this dog;

  6. 7. For female dogs, after due enquiry I am satisfied that the female is not more than six weeks pregnant.

Signature:_____________________________________ Date:__________________

Name: _________________________________________Official Stamp:

Designation:__________________________________

e-m:____________________________________________

ph:_____________________________________________

NOTE: A separate certificate must be completed for each animal being exported.

Other requirements

  1. Each animal must be accompanied by the signed declaration from the owner or exporter detailed in Appendix 1, attached.

  2. Each animal must be accompanied by the International Animal Health Certificate detailed in Appendix 2, attached, signed by an official veterinarian of the exporting country.

  3. Before unloading the animals on arrival, the Provisional Import Permit and the documents required in Appendices 1 and 2 will be inspected by the Veterinary Officer of the Vanuatu Livestock and Quarantine Department.

  4. The animal must be consigned to Vanuatu by air as manifested cargo.

  5. The actual date of embarkation and the Airline / Flight number must be advised to the Principal Veterinary Officer,Biosecurity Vanuatu, Private Mail Bag 9086, Port-Vila, Vanuatu Telephone (678) 33580, E-mail: biosecurity@vanuatu.gov.vu at the earliest opportunity and at least one working day before embarkation.

  6. The animals must be transported in accordance with the recommendations for Transport of Live Animals of the Office International des Epizooties (OIE) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Live Animal regulations as appropriate.

  7. The animals must be transported direct without contact with any animal not of equivalent certified health status, from the port of departure in the exporting country to the port of entry in Vanuatu. Trans-shipment or offloading is permissible only in Australia, New Zealand or New Caledonia. In such circumstances the animals must remain in their cages and within the confines of the airport.

  8. Females in advanced pregnancy or suckling young, and weaned puppies younger than sixteen weeks of age are ineligible for importation.

  9. The animal(s) will be inspected and treated as necessary on arrival in Vanuatu by a Veterinary Officer and they may not leave the quarantine area of the airport until a Permit to Land (or Quarantine Order) has been issued by him/her.

  10. Any animals imported into Vanuatu in contravention of any conditions of the Provisional Import Permit (of which this schedule forms a part) will be seized and may be destroyed or re-exported at the owner's expense.

  11. The Provisional Import Permit is valid only for the importation/s specified in Appendix 1. Any change in details or circumstances must be notified to the Principal Veterinary Officer, who may endorse the Provisional Import Permit accordingly.

  12. The Provisional Import Permit may be cancelled at any time before shipment should the animal health and quarantine status of the exporting country change.

Appendix 1

DECLARATION BY OWNER OR EXPORTER OF DOGS BEING CONSIGNED TO VANUATU

I, __________________________________________________ (BLOCK LETTERS),

the owner* / exporter of the animal described as follows:

Breed:_______________________________________________
Sex:_______________________________________________
Age:_______________________________(years/months)
Description (including colour):_______________________________________________
Microchip number:_______________________________________________

declare that:

  1. (a) the dog is not a part or pure breed of any of the following breeds of dog, which are prohibited to be imported into Vanuatu: Pit bull terrier or American pit bull terrier; Fila Brasileiro; Dogo Argentino; Presa Canario; Japanese Tosa

    Delete either (b) or (c) – whichever does not apply

  2. (b) the dog has resided in Australia or New Zealand for at least six months prior to export, or since birth if less than six months of age; OR

  3. (c) the dog has resided in a country other than Australia/New Zealand during the six months immediately preceding the date of shipment but completed post-arrival quarantine in Australia/New Zealand on ………/………/………

Signature :____________________________________________ Date :____________________

(Owner / Exporter)*

Email contact : _____________________________________________________________

* Delete whichever is not applicable.

Note
A separate declaration must be completed for each animal being exported.

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 health conditions issued in April 2021 and importing country website and information.

Entry last reviewed 20 August 2021.

Latest updates

09/11/2022 - Extensive changes were made to all sections of this entry.
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Last updated: 9/11/2022 9:57 AMCreated: 15/01/2015 12:40 PM