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					IMPORT OF PETS

                Importing Pet Animals to Cyprus

Importing cats, dogs or ferrets from an EU Member State

Animals originating from an EU country and accompanied by the
relative validated documents and which fulfill the provisions set
below, can enter into the territory of the Republic of Cyprus without
being subject to quarantine period or the need of an import permit.
The animals should fulfill the following conditions:

1. Identification

      Have easily readable tattoo or
      Have an electronic microchip incorporated into their body for
       verifying animal's identity.

The information which would facilitate the verification of the owner's
name, surname and address should also be attainable apart from
identity's verification.
In order for the microchip to be easily detected/read and compatible
with the radio detective devices which the Veterinary Services own,
the microchip should a) have been manufactured in accordance with
the provisions set by the International Quality Standard ISO
11784:1996 or b) comply with annex A of ISO 11785:1996.
In case the incorporated microchip does not comply with the
aforementioned specifications of the International Quality Standard
ISO 11784:1996 or annex A of ISO 11785:1996 and is not readable
by the radio detective devices which the Veterinary Services use,
the owner or the natural person responsible for the pet animal on
behalf of the owner must provide the necessary means for reading
the microchip at the time of inspection. The incorporation of the
microchip should be proved that it has been calendary done prior
one at least vaccination against rabies.
For a period of 8 years and until 1 October 2012, both methods of
identification are accepted. After the end of this transition period,
only the electronic chip method would be accepted as identification
method.


2. Route

They have arrived in Cyprus directly from an EU member country.

3. Accompanying documents

Are accompanied by:
A) European Passport (Decision 803/2003/EK, Annex, part C) issued
by an, by the competent authority, authorized veterinarian
substantiating that the animal is under a valid vaccination or re-
vaccination against rabies according to vaccine's manufacturer
instructions and which (vaccination or re-vaccination) has been
administered to the animal using, at least, one unit of inactivated
antigen per dose (OIE standard). The animal should:

      Have been vaccinated against rabies virus, at the age of not
       less than 3 months old, with an inactivated rabies strain
       according to OIE standards, at least one (1) month prior
       departure for arriving in Cyprus.
      Have undergone an antiparasitical treatment, 24-48 hours
       prior departure for arrival into the territory of the Republic of
       Cyprus, using concoctions which contain:

a) the active substance Fipronil against ectoparasites (flies, ticks,
lice) and
b) the active substance Praziquantel against Echinococcus
granulosus (Hydatidosis).


B) Documents verifying that the animal has arrived into the
territory of the Republic of Cyprus from an EU member country.

C) The records concerning vaccinations have been checked and
proved to fulfill the Provisions set forth.

Provisions governing the entry of companion animals into the
territory of Cyprus

Information about fees and working hours

The following breeds cannot be brought into Cyprus

Pit Bull Terrier (American Pit Bull), Japanese Tosa (Tosa Inu),
Argentinian Mastiff (Dogo Argentino), Brazilian Mastiff (Fila
Brasileiro).

THE ENTRY OF PET DOGS, CATS OR FERRETS UNDER THE AGE
OF THREE MONTHS IS NOT ALLOWED, REGARDLESS OF THE
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN.


Importing cats, dogs or ferrets from Norway and Iceland

Animals originating from a country mentioned in part A of the
Annex (which includes Norway and Iceland) and are accompanied
by the relative validated documents and which fulfill the provisions
set below, can enter into the territory of the Republic of Cyprus
without being subject to quarantine period or the need of an import
permit. The animals should fulfill the following conditions:

     Microchip or tattoo (as 1 above)
     Passport (Decision 2003/803/EK) or health certificate properly
      filled and ratified by an official veterinarian
     Vaccination against rabies at least 30 days prior to entering
      Cyprus (as 3A above)
     Antiparasitical treatment 24-48 hours prior to departing for
      Cyprus, with concoctions containing the active substances
      Fipronil and Praziquantel (as 3A above)
     Document verifying that they have arrived in Cyprus directly
      from Norway or Iceland respectively or through an EU
      member country.

More information about entry from a third country mentioned in
part A.

THE ENTRY OF PET DOGS, CATS OR FERRETS UNDER THE AGE
OF THREE MONTHS IS NOT ALLOWED, REGARDLESS OF THE
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN.

Importing animals other than cats, dogs or ferrets

For inquiries concerning animals other than cats, dogs and ferrets,
please contact the respective District Veterinary Office of the
intended point of residence in Cyprus. Contact information is given
below.

Further information:

Lefkosia District Veterinary Office
1417, Lefkosia (Nicosia)
CYPRUS
Tel: +357 22 805240/241/235
Fax: +357 22 805174
E-mail: animal.health@vs.moa.gov.cy
hpipis@vs.moa.gov.cy

Larnaca District Veterinary Office
Tel:+357 24 304275/276
Fax: +357 24 304270
E-mail: dvs.larnaca@vs.moa.gov.cy

Larnaka Airport Border Inspection Veterinary Office
Tel:+357 24 304703
Fax:+357-24304708
E-mail: biplac@vs.moa.gov.cy

Lemesos (Limassol) District Veterinary Office
Tel:+357 25 305195
Fax: +357 25 305256
E-mail: dvs.lemesos@vs.moa.gov.cy

Paphos District Veterinary Office
Tel:+357 26 306269
Fax: +357 26 306198
E-mail: dvs.paphos@vs.moa.gov.cy

				
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