Pet birds may be moved from third countries, if they comply with the following requirements:
The country of dispatch is a member of the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH).
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Additionally, the pet birds must comply with one of the following requirements:
- They originate from a third country of territory, listed in the first column of the table set out in Part 1 of Annex V, Annex XIV or Annex XIX to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/404, where they have been kept in isolation under official supervision for at least 30 days priot to their dispatch; or
- they have within 6 months and no later than 60 day prior to their dispatch the EU received a complete primary course of vaccination, and where applicable were revaccinated, in accordance with manufacturers’ instructions with a licensed vaccine against avian influenza of the H5 and H7 subtypes, which must not have been a live–attenuated vaccine, and it must have been administered by an authorised veterinarian or an official veterinarian of the territory or third country of dispatch; or
- in the territory or third country of dispatch, they were:
- kept in isolation under supervision of an authorised veterinarian or an official veterinarian for at least 14 days prior to their dispatch to the EU, and
- subjected to an avian influenza H5 and H7 antigen or genome detection test carried out with negative results on a sample taken by an authorised veterinarian or an official veterinarian not earlier than the seventh day of isolation.
Furthermore, the pet birds were subjected within a period of 48 hours of or on the last working day prior to the date of dispatch from the territory or third country to a clinical inspection by an authorised veterinarian or an official veterinarian of the territory or third country of dispatch and were found to be free of any obvious signs of disease.
During the period between the clinical inspection and the dispatch from the country of dispatch the birds must not come into contact with other birds.
If test or vaccination was conducted, as described under no. 2 and 3, these must comply with the requirements of Chapter 3.3.4 in the Manual of Diagnostic Tests and Vaccines for Terrestrial Animals, 8th Edition, 2018, of the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH).
If the birds cannot comply with no. 1, 2 or 3, they may be moved to the EU, if their place of destination is an approved quarantine establishment.
The owner must be able to document that a booking for the birds have been made for that quarantine establishment.
The birds can only be released from quarantine only on the written authorisation of an official veterinarian.