Requirements

A list of requirements you need to meet when importing pets.

14 March 2018

The IHS and model veterinary certificates for cats and dogs have been urgently amended to include the following measure for canine influenza: 

For at least 21 days prior to shipment:

  • the cat or dog was not kept in a place where there were cats or dogs showing clinical signs of infectious respiratory disease; and
  • the cat or dog showed no clinical signs of infectious respiratory disease.

If your vet cert does not yet include the canine influenza clause

If the veterinary certificate from the exporting country (where your cat or dog is being shipped from) does not yet include the canine influenza clause:

  • complete the declaration form below before shipping your cat or dog
  • send your completed form at least 72 hours prior to arrival in New Zealand to one of the email addresses below.

Download and complete this declaration [DOCX, 14 KB]

Where to email your declaration

For cats and dogs from Australia: ozdogsandcats@mpi.govt.nz

For cats and dogs from all other approved countries:

Chinchillas from Great Britain - Import Health Standard
Import Health Standard (IHS)
Guinea Pigs from Australia - Import Health Standard
Import Health Standard (IHS)
Rabbits from Australia - Import Health Standard
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