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Information on the import of birds into the European Union (as of 1 April 2020)

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 on the import of birds (English version) (PDF, 578 KB)

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!

 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:

List of Austrian Border Control Posts

Deutsche Version

last update: 28 April 2020