Bird flu (Avian influenza) in Slovakia, mandatory additional Cleansing & Disinfection transport vehicles in The Netherlands
Due to the outbreak of contagious (highly pathogenic) bird flu (HPAI) in Slovakia transport vehicles for poultry or hatching eggs that return or enter from Slovakia to The Netherlands require additional cleansing and disinfection (C&D) immediately after entering The Netherlands.
This 2nd C&D has to be carried out at an approved centre for cleansing and disinfection for animal transport vehicles or at an appointed centre for cleansing and disinfection for poultry transport vehicles. This requirement also applies to vehicles entering from other countries outside the European Union, so called third countries.
After the mandatory 2nd C&D, the supervisor at the approved or registered completes the evidence of cleansing and disinfection. The transporter has to send this completed and signed evidence to the reporting point of the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA).
Nederlandse Voedsel- en Warenautoriteit NVWA
8000 VB Zwolle
Telephone number: +31 38 429 13 00
Fax number: +31 (88) 223 10 06
Poultry: chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus), birds belonging to the order of ducks (Anseriformes), the family of ostriches (Struthionidae), emus (Dromaiidae) and nandus (Rheidae) and the family of pigeons (Columbidae livia).