BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (Thursday, November 19, 2020) — The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, through its Veterinary Services Unit, has placed a temporary ban on the importation of all commercial imports of poultry, hatching eggs and fresh, frozen or chilled poultry products from the United Kingdom (UK).
The Ministry advised that the temporary ban was implemented, due to an outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) H5N8 in the UK.
An immediate ban has also been enforced, on the importation of personal imports of live birds, feathers and foods containing poultry products.
According to Senior Veterinary Officer, Dr. Mark Trotman, commercial imports of cooked poultry products, from the UK, may continue, provided that they are accompanied by an appropriate veterinary export health certificate.
The ban will remain in effect until further notice.