Exports from Australia to South Africa:
All horses being permanently exported to South Africa from Australia must complete the following:
- 30 Days Pre-export isolation at an approved quarantine stable in Australia
- Blood testing for EIA (Equine Infectious Anemia) and EVA (Equine Virus Arteritis).
- Swabbing for Strangles.
- Vaccinations – twice for EI (Equine Influenza).
All blood tests must return a negative result from the testing laboratory to be eligable to travel.
Currently horses can be exported to South Africa from either Sydney or Melbourne International Airports.
All other destinations in Africa are either serviced by charter flights or by sending horses via Europe.
All blood testing and swabbing prior to shipment will be coordinated by EIAF as will all export paperwork. For more information on specific requirements for Australian Exports to South Africa, please contact our office.
Imports from South Africa to Australia:
As a result of an outbreak of African Horse Sickness in the Western Cape and no longer an African Horse Sickness free zone, exports from South Africa to Australia has become very difficult.
Currently the only possible way for a horse to travel to Australia is for the horse to complete a 21 day quarantine period in Johannesburg, before moving onto Mauritius to complete a 90 days residency. At which time the horse must then travel to Europe and complete a normal European pre-export quarantine requirement before being sent to Australia.
This cost and timeframe involved makes this a very difficult process.
For further information on regulations for the importation of horses from South Africa, please contact our office.