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What is animal quarantine?

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Animal quarantine is a quarantine system that is implemented worldwide for the purpose of preventing the incursion of animal illnesses and diseases. Japan conducts both import and export inspections for cattle, pigs, goats, sheep, other cloven-hoofed animals, horses, chickens, pheasant, ostrich, guinea fowl, turkeys, quail, Anseriformes such as ducks, geese, etc., rabbits, honey bees and other animals as well as products and goods manufactured or derived from these animals.

Inspections are conducted upon arrival and departure in order to prevent the incursion into Japan of rabies and leptospirosis in the case of dogs and rabies in the case of cats, raccoons, foxes and skunks.

In addition, monkeys are also subject to inspection upon entry in order to prevent the incursion into Japan of diseases that are transmitted from monkeys to humans that have not yet occurred in Japan such as Ebola hemorrhagic fever and Marburg viral disease. 

 

NEWS

  • Notice) This Animal Quarantine Service (AQS) website wll be temporally closed to access due to system mentainance on following schedule. (July 22, 2014)NEW
    Access close period (Japan time) : On July/27/2014 (Sunday), twice each for about 5 minutes from 2:20pm to 4:10pm

 

 

 

 

  

 

  • Countries(regions) on temporary import suspention due to outbreaks of Bovine Spongiform Encephalophathy(BSE) (update Jun. 23, 2014)
  • Import of beef, ram, mutton, goat meat etc. from Romania is not permitted due to the outbreak of Bovine Spongeform Encephalopathy(BSE). (From Jun. 23, 2014)
  • Import of beef, ram, mutton, goat meat etc. from Brazil is not permitted due to the outbreak of Bovine Spongeform Encephalopathy(BSE). (From Dec. 8, 2012) 
  • Import of beef, ram, mutton, goat meat etc. from Europe is not permitted due to the outbreak of transmissible spongeform encephalopathy(BSE). (From 2001)  
  • It is possible to import from Canada, U.S.A., France, the Netherlands or Ireland only beef and beef offal which is produced at the designated facility under the Export Program for Japan. However, it is impossible to import from these countries beef products (e.g. beef jerky, ham, sausage) into Japan. (update Dec. 2, 2013)