Travelling with pet primates: import rules
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Note - These requirements apply to primates such as:
- marmosets, tamarins, prosimians, tarsiers
- the family Cebidae (owl, howler, cebus, spider, woolly, capuchin, squirrel monkey, etc.)
- the sub-family Cercopithecinae (macaques, baboons, African green, patas monkey, etc.)
- the sub-family Colobinae (colobus, langurs, etc.)
- the sub-family Hylobatidae (gibbons, siamangs, etc.)
- the sub-family Hominidae (gorilla, chimpanzee and orangutan)
These requirements apply to:
- animals entering Canada permanently
- animals in transit through Canada on their way to a final destination
- animals entering Canada for a temporary visit
Pet primates are not permitted entry into Canada.
Import permits will only be issued for primates if the animals are designated for a zoo, show/exhibition or scientific use (research).
Complete Policy on the Requirements for Non-Human Primates Imported into Canada
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