Import & Export
To import llamas, alpacas, guanacos, vicunas, or camels into New York State you must have a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection issued by an accredited veterinarian in the 30 days preceding importation.
There is no permit number required to import llamas, alpacas, guanacos, vicunas, or camels into New York State.
New York City has its own regulations regarding animals coming into city limits in addition to New York State import requirements. Cattle going to New York City for any reason need to meet New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene regulations. Please visit their website or call (646) 364-1783.
Animal health requirements for 2023 county fairs and the New York State Fair are posted below.
Interstate Health Requirements for Fair Animals
Are you bringing an animal from another state to a New York fair? Find out what you need to do in order to bring your animal to the fair.
Exhibitor Prefair Guidelines
Avoid problems at fair time. Review the Exhibitor Prefair Guidelines now.
Fair Health Requirements
Taking an animal to a New York fair? You will not be able to enter the fairgrounds until these requirements have been met.