Veterinary Health Export Certificates are issued by Veterinary Services for large animals being taken from Barbados to other countries. Large animals include horses, cattle, sheep, goats and pigs. For animal species not listed, please contact Veterinary Services.
- Find out from the destination country what the various regulations and requirements are for entry into that country. These vary according to destination country.
- When the above information has been obtained, the exporter or exporter’s agent must bring the import permit and import conditions for the destination country to Veterinary Services , The Pine, St. Michael to begin the preparation for export. This may include blood testing etc. depending on the requirements stated by the destination country. These procedures are often conducted by private veterinarians and authenticated by Government veterinarians.
- An appointment must be made with the on-duty Government veterinarian at Veterinary Services for certification that the animal is fit to travel and that all conditions of the Import Permit of the destination country have been satisfied. This certification is usually done within a period of time before scheduled travel specified by the destination country.
- A certification fee (per animal) is due to the Veterinary Services Department at the time the Veterinary Health Export Certificate is issued. Fees vary according to the animal being exported:
Payment must be made in cash (Barbados currency). Personal cheques are no longer being accepted.
- Poultry BDS $5.00 per batch
- Horses (donkeys, mules) BDS $50.00 per animal
- Other animals BDS $35.00 per animal
- CLIENTS OUTSIDE BARBADOS: Payment may be made by one of the following monetary instruments, made payable to: The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture:
- a Certified Bank Draft
- an International Money Order
The bank draft or money order must be in United States currency for the amount of US$15.00 (to cover all additional bank processing charges).
We regret that credit card payments cannot be made at this time.
After the animal has been examined and has been found to meet all the requirements of the destination country and the necessary fees have been paid, the Government veterinarian will complete the necessary travel documents and the Veterinary Health Export Certificate will be issued. This certificate must accompany the animal throughout its journey.