July 26, 2021


Netherlands implements second cleaning for transport from Germany to combat ASF



The Netherlands is introducing a mandatory second cleaning for transport arriving from Germany as a protective measure against African swine fever.


The measure is effective since mid-July 16 and applies to all means of transport from Germany in which biungulate animals (pigs, cattle, sheep, goats and deer) are loaded. Every vehicle returning to or arriving in the Netherlands from Germany must undergo a second cleaning at a cleaning and disinfection site.


Following cleaning and disinfection, a certificate will be issued and has to be sent to the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture and Food Safety (NVWA) for monitoring.


The measure was already mandatory for transport movements with Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Poland, Slovakia, Bulgaria and Greece.


- Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (Netherlands)