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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. 

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 agriculture@gov.gg
  • 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.
  • Costs

    • The cost of complying with any health requirements must be met by the importer.

 

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Animal Import Notification Import Application Form Bird Flu Biosecurity Guidance 2020 General Import Licence 2019

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