Public Awareness Campaign for African Swine Fever

Public Awareness Campaign for African Swine Fever

Vampire Bat control

Spraying of Citrus trees

HACCP Certified

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An Emerging Threat Trogoderma granarium

Tuesday, 26th March, 2019   PRESS RELEASE: Trogoderma granarium   The Belize Agricultural Health Authority hereby informs all stakeholders in the grain industry of an emerging threat caused by a pest of stored grains.  Trogoderma granarium or the Khapra...


March 5, 2019   AFRICAN SWINE FEVER - ADVISORY #1 BELIZE   The swine industry is an important contributor to the Agricultural growth of Belize. Pork is a vital source of protein and contributes to food security and to the livelihood of many commercial and small pig...

Romaine Lettuce Update

FDA Update on Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Infections Likely Linked to Romaine Lettuce Grown in California  Update: December 13, 2018 The Food and Drug Administration has narrowed the list of romaine growing areas that FDA recommends consumers and retailers avoid down...

Integrated Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Program

On November 27 and 28, the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation in Agriculture (IICA) sponsored a technical mission to provide assistance to BAHA in developing an Integrated Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Program. The mission was executed by Dr. Armando...

Entry Requirements for Dogs and Cats

1. Valid import permit from BAHA.

Applications can be submitted to any BAHA office. Where the import permit and conditions of importation are sent to the point of entry upon request by the importer, the document shall be stamped “pay upon entry”.

2. Meet conditions of importation that accompany the valid import permit.

(A) must have a recent international veterinary certificate (14 days)

(B) must have a valid rabies certificate: not less than one month or more than one year prior to the date of importation.

(C) Other conditions as specified.

3. Dogs and cats less than three months of age are to be confined at home until three months of age, at which time the animal must be vaccinated against rabies and confined for an additional thirty(30) days.

4. A BAHA veterinary officer or designated officer may inspect animals placed in confinement. This cost is to be borne by importer.

5. Quarantine inspection at the port of entry is required for all dogs and cats. Dogs and cats coming from countries considered of risk (for example, there is the risk of screwworm in dogs and cats coming from South America) will need to undergo veterinary inspection at the port of entry. There is an additional fee for veterinary inspection.

6. Application can be sent to you can also call our Animal Health department at (501) 824-4872