BBA Shipping and Transport Ltd — Africa

Please contact BBA Shipping & Transport directly for the most up-to-date details of import requirements applicable in Africa. For other countries, please use the relevant item from the main menu, or refer to the Global Regions page. Please contact us if you require any further information.

Tunisia, Libya & Egypt

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Libya

The following blood tests and swabs must be carried out prior to export:

  • EIA Coggins
  • Piroplasmosis
  • Glanders
  • Dourine
  • EVA
  • AHS (African Horse Sickness)

All tests must show a negative result; if all horses are passed as fit to travel by the vet a health certificate will be signed off and completed so that the horses can be exported.

All blood testing and swabbing prior to shipment will be co-ordinated by BBA Shipping, as will all export paperwork. Any further details can be obtained from our office. Our specialist adviser for Libya is Laura Monger.

South Africa

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All horses must enter an LVI approved isolation from time of entry of the last horse and they must also undergo the following testing before being able to travel to South Africa:

  • Flu booster between 30-60 days prior to export
  • Fillies & Mares — 3 CEM Swabs; 7 day intervals between each swab
  • Geldings & Colts — 3 EVA tests; 21 day intervals between each test

The following blood tests must be taken within the 45 days prior to shipment:

  • Coggins
  • Piroplasmosis
  • Dourine

All tests must show a negative result; if all horses are passed as fit to travel by the vet a health certificate will be signed off and completed so that the horses can be exported.

All blood testing and swabbing prior to shipment will be co-ordinated by BBA Shipping, as will all export paperwork. Any further details can be obtained from our office. Our specialist adviser for South Africa is Kevin Needham.

Importing horses from South Africa…

To the UK:
Horses must be resident in an African Horse Sickness free zone of the Western Cape for 60 days (20 days minimum residency in said area); 40 days must be spent in a vector protected isolation.

To Dubai, via UK:
Horses must be resident in an African Horse Sickness free zone of the Western Cape for 60 days (20 days minimum residency in said area); 40 days must be spent in a vector protected isolation. Once in the UK, horses must be resident for 30 days before they can be shipped onto Dubai.

To USA, via UK:
Horses must be resident in an African Horse Sickness free zone of the Western Cape for 60 days (20 days minimum residency in said area); 40 days must be spent in a vector protected isolation. Once in the UK, horses must be resident for 60 days before they can be shipped onto the USA.

Please note: The Western Cape has had an outbreak of African Horse Sickness and is no longer deemed a free zone. Therefore, the importation regulation of horses from South Africa to the UK has changed. Horses must move from the Western Cape and be resident in Johannesburg for 21 days before moving onto Mauritius to complete a 90 day residency. Once complete, the horses can then fly to the UK.

For further information on Importation regulations please do not hesitate to contact Kevin Needham.