Importing Livestock into Hawaii

For information on Foot-and-Mouth Disease, link to the USDA website.

Hawaii is a class-free State for brucellosis, tuberculosis and pseudorabies.

The following general and special requirements are provided:

  • A Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) is required for ALL animals arriving in Hawaii. The certificate must be signed by a State, Federal, or accredited veterinarian; it must be seven or fewer days old; and must attest that all requirements have been fulfilled.
  • See Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Requirements under Swine
  • *Vesicular Stomatitis:  

The following statement is to appear on the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) for all livestock entering Hawaii from States currently affected with Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) for the duration of the VS outbreaks.

“The animal(s) on this CVI are not originating from a premises quarantined for VS or with known exposure to VS, and have been examined by me (the veterinarian issuing the CVI) and found free on any signs of VS.”

Select one of the following for more information and import requirements for a particular species:

Any exception to these requirements must have the prior approval of the Hawaii State Veterinarian or his approved staff veterinarian.

For additional information:

During office hours, for livestock, semen and embryos, & non-domestic animals call (808) 483-7113.

For information on dogs and cats, go to:  rabies quarantine information.

For birds, poultry, rabbits and other pets call (808) 837-8092 or click here to email

For emergency provisions, after hours, or on weekends, call (808) 837-8092.

To link to Animal Disease Control Branch information, click here.