Import (query)

To prevent animal diseases being brought into the country, various conditions have to be satisfied when importing animals, animal products and foodstuffs. These depend on the country of origin. Trade in wild animals and protected plants is regulated by permits.



Concerning the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), there are no specific measures in place for import of animals to Switzerland. The information on our website continues to apply.


According to the withdrawal agreement, imports from the United Kingdom will remain subject to the conditions for imports from the EU until 31.12.2020.

From 1 January 2021, animals and animal products from the United Kingdom will be subject to the conditions for imports from third countries.



The import database assists you in the commercial importation of animals, animal products, foods and plants. Select the appropriate criteria to obtain details of the import conditions.

The FSVO accepts no responsibility for the completeness and accuracy of this information.

Last modification 22.07.2020

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