Horse Export Classifications

Permanent Health Status*

In order to prepare a horse for export under the permanent health status, the following is required:

  1. A minimum of thirty (30) day isolation, under the supervision of the USDA in the state of isolation.
  2. Vaccination against Eastern and Western Equine Encephalomyelitis within six (6) months or at least thirty (30) days prior to export.
  3. A negative Coggins test for Equine Infectious Anemia within thirty (30) days of export.
  4. In the case of an uncastrated male, a blood (or virus isolation test on a semen sample) test for Equine Viral Arteritis (EVA) within twenty-one (21) days of export with a negative result.

Temporary Health Status*

In order to prepare a horse for export under the temporary health status, the following is required:

  1. Vaccination against Eastern and Western Equine Encephalomyelitis within six (6) months or at least thirty (30) days prior to export.
  2. A negative Coggins test for Equine Infectious Anemia within ninety (90) days of export.
  3. Test for Equine Viral Arteritis (EVA) within twenty-one (21) days of export with negative result.

*Please note: Each country’s specific regulations will vary. The requirements listed above apply to all horses destined for the European Union from the United States. The member states of the European Union are as follows:

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Member States of the European Union

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United Kingdom: 55.378051, -3.435973
Sweden : 60.128161, 18.643501
Spain : 40.463667, -3.749220
Slovenia : 46.151241, 14.995463
Slovakia: 48.669026, 19.699024
Romania: 45.943161, 24.966760
Portugal: 39.399872, -8.224454
Republic of Ireland: 53.412910, -8.243890
Poland: 51.919438, 19.145136
Netherlands: 52.132633, 5.291266
Malta: 35.937496, 14.375416
Luxembourg: 49.815273, 6.129583
Lithuania: 55.169438, 23.881275
Latvia: 56.879635, 24.603189
Italy: 41.871940, 12.567380
Hungary: 47.162494, 19.503304
Greece: 39.074208, 21.824312
Germany: 51.165691, 10.451526
France: 46.227638, 2.213749
Finland: 48.216038, 16.378984
Estonia: 58.595272, 25.013607
Denmark: 56.263920, 9.501785
Czech Republic: 49.817492, 15.472962
Cyprus: 35.126413, 33.429859
Bulgaria: 48.216038, 16.378984
Belgium: 50.503887, 4.469936
Austria: 47.516231, 14.550072