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Travelling with pet pigs: import rules

All swine entering Canada must meet Canada's import requirements.

All varieties of pigs, whether kept as pets, companion animals or farm animals, are susceptible to the same serious diseases.

Because of the severity of both the risk and the effects of these diseases, all pigs, regardless of type or where they live, must meet the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) import conditions for breeding pigs, including testing and quarantine when returning to Canada after travelling.

If you plan to travel outside of the country and return with your Canadian origin pig, please make sure that you are aware of the export requirements and the import requirements for return to Canada.

For more information about the import requirements or restrictions for your return to Canada, refer to the Automated Import Reference System (AIRS).

Please contact the nearest CFIA Animal Health District Office for additional information.

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