Pigs for export to Guernsey must be kept in isolation from all other livestock for at least 21 days before they depart the UK.
Upon arrival in Guernsey, they must be kept in isolation at their destination in Guernsey from all other livestock for at least 21 days following their arrival. Pigs may be subject to further health checks by the States Veterinary Officers, the cost of which must be borne by the owner.
Pigs will be released from isolation by the SVOs once they are satisfied that they pose no risk to resident Guernsey livestock.
Importing Pig Semen from the United Kingdom
Semen imported to the Bailiwick from the UK will need the following:
An import licence - an application form can be found here,
In any other circumstances, pigs cannot be imported into Guernsey without an import licence - an import application form can be found here.
A licence may have conditions on health requirements, which may include isolation before dispatch to Guernsey and tests.
The cost of complying with any health requirements must be met by the importer.
Animal Health Threats
In the last few years animal health on Guernsey has been threatened by diseases carried by midges (Cluicoides species). Midges are potential vectors for certain animal diseases such as Bluetongue & Schmallenberg Virus. To reduce the risk of inadvertently bringing potentially infected midges to Guernsey from Jersey in vehicles, livestock owners are advised that the vehicles are sprayed with insect deterrents or insect killers before animals are loaded into them in Jersey.
Follow this link for a list of recommended insect deterrents or insect killers to spray onto vehicles.
Information to Livestock Keepers
Further information for livestock keepers can be found here.