There are new rules for importing live animals, including equines into Great Britain from the EU from 1 March 2022.
The level of physical and identity checks will be based on assessments of biosecurity and public health risks.
All high-risk live animals imported from the EU will continue to be checked.
Check if you need to notify APHA
You need to notify APHA if you plan to import live animals that do not need a health certificate or official documentation, but do have to be notified under Trade in Animals and Related Products regulations (TARP). For example, insects, reptiles and amphibians.
If you’re importing to Northern Ireland, contact DAERA for advice about what you need to do.
When your consignment arrives
Animals must be taken directly to the destination premises listed in the documentation. Depending on the species imported, animals may need to stay at the destination premises for 48 hours.
Consignments may need a post-import check. APHA will contact you to arrange a visit if they do.