Notice matter to person traveling to foreign countries
Malignant epidemic of domestic animals such as craze for pork and foot-and-mouth disease, highly pathogenic avian influenza in Africa occurs abroad including the Asia region.
In late years, with rapid increase of visit to Japan foreigner tourist, virus with infectiousness of African pig heat and highly pathogenic avian influenza is separated by processed meat brought in as accouterment illegally from foreign countries, and invasion risk of malignant epidemic of domestic animal to our country has been increasing very much. When malignant epidemic of domestic animal invades Japan, we have a great influence on not only the stock-raising industry but also local social economic activities.
From this, correspondence for illegal carry-on of processed meat from foreign countries is tightened from April 22, 2019.
Correspondence tougher penalty for processed meat leaflet (PDF: 367.6 kilobytes) for illegal carry-on
For more details, please see the following homepage.
○Animal quarantine station homepage
"... to ask to domestic animal which travels to ... foreign countries to prevent invasion of contagious illness" (external link)
As for the person made a voyage to, thank you for your understanding about the following contents to prevent invasion of malignant epidemic of domestic animal.
- Receive cooperation from sole sterilization carrying out for immigrant to prevent carry-on of pathogen from foreign countries.
- Avoid unnecessary entrance to farms breeding domestic animal abroad.
- Having counter of animal quarantine station drop in at personal and which there is which is going to touch domestic animal in the country at the time of entry abroad in places where domestic animal is such as cow and pig, chicken.
In addition, we perform question about plan to touch domestic animal by announcements in ship in plane in Japan in visit career to place where domestic animal is in foreign countries with it is all direct flights from outbreak country, area of foot-and-mouth disease and hog cholera in Africa and distribute question vote about some flights.
The departure announcement [PDF file/266KB]
Inboard announcement [PDF file/424KB] in plane
Entry announcement [PDF file/408KB]
Question vote [PDF file/833KB]
Person corresponding to interrogatory has "animal quarantine inspection counter" in the baggage receipt hall drop in at the time of entry, and please cooperate with sterilization of accouterment as needed.
I would like your understanding and cooperation.
To all of you entered to trip, Japan to foreign countries [PDF file/1.3MB]
To all of the cattle farmers going to foreign countries [PDF file/502KB]
○Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries homepage
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