Live Animals The importation of all live animals must be supported by an Import Permit issued by the Department of Environmental Protection together with a Health Certificate, which is less than 10 days old (any extension to the 10 day period will be noted on the Import Permit). In the case of local animals being re-imported into Bermuda, Health Certificates issued in Bermuda before the trip are not acceptable. (Refer to Care and Protection of Animals Act 1975)


Prohibited Animals The importation and exportation of the following animals (living or dead; whole or in part, including meat) is prohibited except where supported by a licence issued by the Department of Environmental Protection:

(a) Marine turtles of all species (Reptilia, Cheloniidae and Dermochelyidae);

(b) Marine mammals of all species (Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises);

(c) Corals of all types, (including stony corals, sea rods and seafans);

(d) Queen conch (Strombus gigas); (e) Harbour conch (Strombus costatus);

(f) Bermuda cone (Conus bermudensis);

(g) Netted olive (Oliva reticularis);

(h) Bermuda scallop (Pecten ziczac);

(i) Calico scallop (Argopecten gibbus);

(j) Atlantic Pearl Oyster (Pinctada imbricata);

(k) Helmets and Bonnets of all species (Mollusca Cassididae);

(l) Calico clam (Macrocallista maculata);

(m) West Indian top-shell (Cittarium pica), formerly known as Livona pica);

(n) Parrotfishes of all species. (Refer to Fisheries Act 1972; Fisheries (Protected Species) Order 1978)


Endangered Species (Live or Dead, Including Parts) With the exception of common livestock and ordinary (not exotic) domestic pets such as dogs and cats, most animals are subject to CITES regulations. The importation and exportation of endangered species must be supported by the relevant CITES Certificate. must consult with the Department of Environmental Protection regarding import/export requirements for endangered species. (Refer to Endangered Animals and Plants Act 1976)


Created: 05/31/2007 Modified: 11/29/2007