Any person transporting animals in connection with an economic activity at distances exceeding 65 km from the place of departure to the place of destination must be authorised as an animal transporter from the Veterinary Services of the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment.
Persons transporting animals at distances exceeding 65 km from the place of departure to the destination and the transport does not exceed 8 hours must be authorised as a type 1 animal transporter, while persons carrying out long journeys (over 8 hours) must be authorised as a type 2 animal transporter.
The Veterinary Services grant authorisation to transporters provided that:
·The applicant is established in the Republic of Cyprus, or in case of applicant established in a third country, is represented in the Republic of Cyprus.
· The applicant has demonstrated that he/she has sufficient and appropriate staff, equipment and operational procedures at his/her disposal to enable him/her to comply with the legislation. For this purpose the following criteria must be met: