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In order to be able to transport animals in the Republic of Cyprus one needs to obtain an authorisation from the Veterinary Services of the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment.

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The Veterinary Services grant the authorisation to transporters provided that:

  • the applicants are established, or in case of applicants established in a third country, are represented in the Member State where they apply for authorisation;
  • the applicants have demonstrated that they have sufficient and appropriate staff, equipment and operational procedures at their disposal to enable them to comply with the legislation;
  • the applicants or their representatives have no record of serious infringements of Community legislation and/or national legislation on the protection of animals in the three years preceding the date of application. This does not apply where the applicant demonstrates to the satisfaction of the Veterinary Services that all necessary measures to avoid further infringements have been taken;
  • all drivers and attendants possess valid certificates of competence;
  • valid certificates of approval are available for all means of transport by road to be used for long journeys.

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Related Links

Veterinary Services
Business Setup Procedures
Online Application Authorization as Animal Transport Type 1
Online Application Authorization as Animal Transport Type 2

Related Documents

Download the Acrobat fileApplication for Animal Transport Licence Type 1 (GR).pdf
Download the Acrobat fileApplication for Animal Transport Licence or Renewal of Licence Type 2 (GR).pdf

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