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Deer, camelids, other bi-ungulates and elephants

Veterinary rules for the import and transit of Deer, camelids, other bi-ungulates (Artiodactyla except domestic cattle, sheep, goats and pigs) and elephants (Proboscidea) from third countries to Switzerland.

This species cannot be imported into Switzerland directly, but only by an import through the EU.

They apply with reservation as to import bans, temporary sanitary restrictions and special conditions in force at the time of import.
A „general import permit“ of the Federal office for agriculture might be necessary to import animals of some of these species, see (in German)
Please take into account the requirements of the legislation on conservation of species. See page:

Regulations - permit - quarantine

All information included in the following documents has to be studied with attention and all requirements to be met - it will help avoiding troubles at the point of entry (customs):  
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General rules for imports from third countries (version of January 1st. 2008)
Last modification: 17.07.2014 | Size: 36 kb | Type: PDF

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Import and transit of live animals from third countries
Last modification: 16.07.2014 | Size: 42 kb | Type: PDF

Supplementary specific requirements on importing “other bi-ungulates” and proboscids (”elephant animals” ) from third countries – including quarantine measures:
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Importing other bi-ungulates and proboscids from third countries
Last modification: 09.07.2009 | Size: 381 kb | Type: PDF

Details, approved countries of origin and models of the prescribed veterinary certificates

last amended by
Categories and models of health certificates according to Annex I  (Details see there)

„RUM“: non-domestic ”other biungulates and proboscids” except suidae „SUI“:non-domestic suidae.

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