Please note, all animals* imported into the Bailiwick of Guernsey must be pre-notified in writing to the Office of Environmental Health and Pollution Regulation. See "Animal Import Notification" for more information.
*excluding non-commercial movement of pet dogs, cats or ferrets originating from within the Customs Union.
Poultry includes domestic fowl, ducks, geese, turkeys, and guinea fowl.
Importing Poultry from Alderney, Sark and Jersey
- Poultry can be imported into Guernsey from Alderney, Sark and Jersey under the General Import Licence subject to the following conditions:
- the bird was born in, and has remained continuously since birth in Alderney, Sark or Jersey, was imported into one of those Islands from Guernsey and is being re- exported to Guernsey, and
- Alderney, Sark or Jersey is not subject to restrictions in relation to Newcastle Disease or Avian Influenza.
Importing Poultry from the United Kingdom
- A licence from the Agriculture, Countryside and Land Management Services is required to import poultry from the United Kingdom.
- It is a condition of a licence that birds must be fit to travel and free from any clinical signs of infectious disease.
- In order to import poultry into Guernsey, you will need to submit a completed import application form at least 10 working days before your intended day of import to email@example.com.
Importing Hatching Eggs of Poultry from the Channel Islands and the United Kingdom.
- Hatching eggs can be imported from the UK and the other Channel Islands under the General Import Licence.
- Each consignment must be accompanied by a veterinary certificate that states that no outbreak of Newcastle Disease or Avian Influenza has occurred on the premises on which the eggs were produced or at any place within a radius of three miles of those premises during the two months immediately preceding the date of dispatch of the eggs.
- Certificates must be signed and dated no more than 7 days before the date of dispatch.
Other Imports of Poultry and Hatching Eggs
- In any other circumstances, poultry cannot be imported into Guernsey without an import licence issued by the Agriculture, Countryside and Land Management Services.
- A licence may have conditions on health requirements, which may include isolation before dispatch to Guernsey and tests. Follow this link for an application form.
- The cost of complying with any health requirements must be met by the importer.