Legislation for transport

EU Regulation (EC) No 1/2005

Main points of Regulation (EC) No 1/2005 on the protection of animals during transport

Complete Regulation (EC) No 1/2005 in 22 languages


Approved cleaning and disinfection facility at EKIPA's headquarters

The Regulation for prevention of diseases of the Dutch Animal Health and Welfare Law says that the transport vehicles of animals must be cleaned and disinfected immediately after transport of animals and if necessary before any new loading of animals is taking place, using disinfectants officially authorised for transport vehicles of animals by the Dutch Government.

At EKIPA’s HQ we have a centre for cleansing and disinfection of transport vehicles, that is officially approved by the Dutch government.



The EU Balai Directive


Council Directive 92/65/EEC in 22 languages




EKIPA has a special vehicle for the transportation of rabies susceptible animals for bringing them into the UK. Click here for a list of species that should be brought into the UK with this vehicle: RM 25.

An overview of quarantine periods for rabies susceptible animals is given in the following pdf-file: Rabies Quarantine Derogation

EKIPA also has crates that are approved for the transport of rabies susceptible animals. These crates carry the following label:




The link below shows a map of Europe where the different types of Bluetongue occur. It can help you decide whether you should vaccinate your ungulate before it is transported to another country. This is especially important when the animal is transported to an area where a different ‘serotype’ occurs. This web page is updated regularly by the European Commission.
Bluetongue restricted zones

The link below refers to Commission Regulation (EC) No 1266/2007 of 26 October 2007 on implementing rules for Council Directive 2000/75/EC as regards the control, monitoring, surveillance and restrictions on movements of certain animals of susceptible species in relation to bluetongue.
Commission Regulation (EC) No 1266/2007

EKIPA uses a certificate that shows when and where the vehicles with the transported animals have been desinsected with authorised insecticids or repellents. Desinsection needs to be done before loading and before leaving a restricted zone.