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The Non-Commercial Movement of Pet Animals Order (Northern Ireland) 2011

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Controls on rabies and certain other diseases of mammals

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5.—(1) The Rabies (Importation of Dogs, Cats and Other Mammals) Order (Northern Ireland) 1977(1) does not apply to the landing of a pet animal in Northern Ireland which—

(a)is an animal of a species listed in Part A or B of Annex I to the Pets Regulation and is brought into Northern Ireland and satisfies—

(i)the requirement in respect of Rabies in Article 6

(ii)the requirement in respect of Nipah disease in Article 7 (where applicable);

(iii)the requirement in respect of Hendra disease in Article 8 (where applicable); and

(iv)the requirement in respect of Echinococcus multilocularis) in Article 9 (where applicable),

(b)is brought into Northern Ireland directly from Great Britain, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man; or

(c)is an animal of a species listed in Part C of Annex I to the Pets Regulation and is brought into Northern Ireland from another member State or a territory listed in Part B of Annex II to the Pets Regulation.

(2) The Rabies (Importation of Dogs, Cats and Other Mammals) Order (Northern Ireland) 1977 does apply to the importation into Northern Ireland of a pet animal which is—

(a)a prairie dog originating in, or coming from, the United States of America; or

(b)a rodent of non-domestic species or a squirrel originating in or coming from a third country of the African sub-Saharan region.

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