Animals, animal products, and other veterinary goods imported from third countries may enter the territory of the Czech Republic exclusively via veterinary frontier stations in the Czech Republic. Veterinary frontier controls in the Czech Republic are performed by the Municipal Veterinary Administration in Prague, which is the authority with in rem and local jurisdiction, and which also operates a veterinary frontier station established at the international airport in Praha-Ruzyně, if the goods have been carried to the territory of the Czech Republic by air, or veterinary frontier stations of the Member States on whose external frontiers the goods enter the territory of the Communities (Section 32 of Act No. 166/1999 Collection of Laws (“Coll.”), on veterinary care and amending certain associated legislation (the Veterinary Act), as amended by further legislation). The authorities performing veterinary frontier controls – upon completion of such checks – would issue a Common Veterinary Input Document (CVID) in respect of the goods, which confirms the performance of such veterinary frontier controls with a favourable outcome, and that the due charges have been duly paid.

Any detailed information about trading with veterinary goods is published on the web site of the State Veterinary Administration of the Czech Republic: http://www.svscr.cz/dokumenty/eu/source.html.


Imports of Animals for Breeding

Dogs, cats, and ferrets may be imported from third countries exclusively via public international airports, military international airports or non-public international airports showed in a list of approved places of entry for imports of animals for breeding.

Dogs, cats, and ferrets entering the territory of the Czech Republic from countries listed in Table A and in Table B must be identified (by way of a tattoo or a microchip), vaccinated against rabies, accompanied by a veterinary certificate or – upon repeated imports – a passport issued to animals for breeding, with all relevant information completed and confirmed. Animals coming to the Czech Republic from the countries listed in Table A may be accompanied with a passport as long as such third country notifies the Commission and the Czech Republic in advance about its intention to use passports instead of veterinary certificates.

Table A

AD      Andorra
CH      Switzerland
HR      Croatia
IS        Iceland
LI        Liechtenstein
MC      Monaco
NO      Norway
SM      San Marino
VA      Vatican

Table B

AC Iceland Ascension   

KY Cayman Islands

AE United Arab Emirates

MS Montserrat

AG Antigua and Barbuda  

MU Mauritius

AN Netherlands Antilles 

MX Mexico

AR Argentina  

MY Malaysia

AU Australia

NC New Caledonia

AW Aruba

NZ New Zealand

BA Bosnia and Herzegovina

PF French Polynesia

BB Barbados

PM Saint Pierre and Miquelon

BH Bahrain

RU Russian Federation

BM Bermudas

SG Singapore

BY Belarus

SH Saint Helena

CA Canada

TT Trinidad and Tobago

CL Chile

TW Tai-wan

FJ Fiji 

US United States of America
(including GU – Guam)

FK Falklands

VC Saint Vincent and Grenadines

HK Hong Kong

VG British Virgin Islands

JM Jamaica

VU Vanuatu

JP Japan 

WF Wallis and Futuna

KN Saint Christopher and Nevis

YT Mayotte

 


Dogs, cats, and ferrets entering the territory of the Czech Republic from countries other than the states listed in Table A and Table B must be identified (by way of a tattoo or a microchip), vaccinated against rabies and they must have serological examination performed by an approved laboratory as stipulated in Commission Decision 2004/233/EC and must be accompanied by a veterinary certificate.

Import of birds from third countries has been currently allowed exclusively via the international airport of Praha Ruzyně!


Any information concerning travels by dogs, cats and ferrets can be found on the Internet address of the State Veterinary Administration: http://www.svscr.cz/index.php?art=930.


Imports of products of animal origin for personal consumption

Consignments of products of animal origin for personal consumption imported by travellers in their luggage are governed by Commission Regulation (EC) No 745/2004 laying down measures with regard to imports of products of animal origin for personal consumption, as amended. Under the Regulation, it is prohibited to import in the Communities any consignments of meat and milk products. It is allowed to import such goods for personal consumption and in limited quantities only from Andorra, Croatia, Faeroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, San Marino, and Switzerland.


Goods of vegetable origin

Consignments of certain plants, vegetable products and other objects, which represent a risk of bringing in any harmful organisms, must be accompanied upon import in the EU with a phytosanitary certificate and they must comply with special phytosanitary requirements (such plants, which are subjected to phytosanitary controls, are listed in Ordinance No. 215/2008 Coll., on measures against bringing in and disseminating harmful plant organisms and vegetable products). Some plants, vegetable products and other objects are prohibited from import in the Czech Republic (such plants, which are subjected to phytosanitary controls, are listed in Ordinance No. 215/2008 Coll., on measures against bringing in and disseminating harmful plant organisms and vegetable products).

Phytosanitary controls on imports of such consignments are performed at pre-designed points of entry in the EU, both in the Czech Republic and in the other Member States. The list of such points of entry: http://www.srs.cz/portal/page/portal/SRS_Internet_CS/fy/fy_dov_tre/fy_dov_tre_vstu_mista_eu.

In some cases, it is possible to complete such phytosanitary controls on imports at the place of destination of the consignment. However, such place of destination must be approved in advance by the phytosanitary service with local jurisdiction as a place suitable for the execution of phytosanitary controls on imports. It also is essential to obtain consent from the point of entry with the dispatch of the consignment for completion of checks to the place of destination.


Wood packing material

If any consignments of any goods also consist of wood packing material, certain phytosanitary requirements must be complied with as well.

Wood packing material designated for transporting goods of any kind as well as wood applied as wedges or supports of any such transported load (together hereinafter the “wood packaging”) represents a documented source of bringing in and dissemination of a number of harmful pests and originators of plant diseases. A standards was adopted under the FAO International Plant Protection Convention in the form of the Phytosanitary Measure No. 15.
(
http://www.srs.cz/portaldoc/mechanizace/informace_k_susarnam/fao_ispm15cz.pdf).

Commencing on 1 March 2005, the Member States of the European Communities require the meeting of phytosanitary requirements for imports of wood packaging originating in third countries, with the exception of Switzerland, pursuant to standard ISPM 15. All wood packing material in the form of crates, boxes, packing cases, cable drums and spools/reels, and similar wood packaging, pallets, fence pallets, and other transport rests, pallet extensions, applied in transport of objects of any types, and wood applied as wedges or supports for loads (dunnage), with the exception of raw wood thick 6 mm or less, and wood processed with help of glue, heat and pressure, or their combinations, must be treated and marked in keeping with the standard ISPM 15.

All information about imports of vegetable goods can be found on the Internet site of the State Phytosanitary Administration: http://www.srs.cz/portaldoc/fytosanitarni_informace/dovoz_ze_tretich_zemi/manual_dovoznich_fyt_podminek_cr/Dovozni_manual_CR_6_leden%202009.pdf

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