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Information on the import of birds into the European Union (as of 15 July 2019)

Here you will find information on the import conditions for birds. These conditions are not applicable to poultry (fowl, turkeys, guinea fowl, ducks, geese, quails, pigeons, pheasants, partridges and ratites) or pet birds.

Information über die Einfuhr von Vögeln (Deutsche Fassung)

Information on the import of birds (English version)

Please note!

Due to Avian Influenza (AI) the import conditions were tightened (Reg. (EU) No. 139/2013). Please also refer to Avian Influenza: Information for travellers at the link below!

Geflügelpest/Aviäre Influenza in Asien, Afrika und einigen europäischen Ländern: Reiseinformationen / Avian Influenza in Asia, Africa and several European countries



You are travelling with your pet bird? You will find further information at information for travellers!

Information for travellers: Travelling with a pet

Further information regarding opening hours of border control posts, the CVED etc. can be found here:

Veterinary border inspection service


Deutsche Version

approved date: 28.11.2019