Self-declared Disease Status
In accordance with the provisions of the Terrestrial Animal Health Code (Terrestrial Code) or the Aquatic Animal Health Code (Aquatic Code), OIE Members may wish to self-declare the freedom of their country, zone or compartment from a disease. A Member wishing to publish its self-declaration for disease-freedom, should provide the relevant documented evidence of compliance with the provisions of the relevant chapters of the Codes.
Publications of self-declaration of disease freedom are handled in an objective and transparent manner, governed by the Standard Operating Procedure here below.
OIE Members can also submit for publication, a self-declaration of an Equine Disease-Free Zone (EDFZ). The EDFZ contains an equine population or subpopulation with a specific health status with respect to certain equine diseases for which freedom is declared by the Veterinary Authority. Establishing an EDFZ is a risk-based approach which can be considered by OIE Members planning to host international horse sports competitions. By establishing an EDFZ, disease-risks in the zone can be mitigated in advance for horses to safely enter and return to their countries of origin or to other destinations. Guidelines to support countries in the establishment of an EDFZ and the publication of their self-declaration are available to download: “OIE EDFZ guidelines“
Self-declarations published since 2000
The OIE provides self-declarations published since 2000. These self-declarations with an active status are available online here.
For enquiries about past self-declarations that no longer have an active status, please contact [email protected].
Recently published self-declarations
More information on Members’ historical and current animal health situation will soon be available on OIE-WAHIS.
|Country||From||To||Self-declared freedom from||Country/ zone / compartment||Self-declaration status|
|Ireland||15/03/2021||Avian influenza in poultry (PDF)||Country||Active|
|Syria||01/03/2021||30/04/2021||Equine Disease Free Zone (PDF)||Zone||Temporary|
|New Zealand||08/10/2020||Theileria equi (PDF)||Country||Active|
|Belgium||01/10/2020||African swine fever (PDF)||Country||Active|
|Hungary||08/09/2020||11/01/2021||Avian influenza in poultry||Country||Not Active|
|Korea (Rep. of)||01/08/2020||Infection with Gyrodactylus salaris (PDF)||Country||Active|
|Germany||01/07/2020||10/11/2020||Avian Influenza||Country||Not Active|
|United Kingdom||13/06/2020||10/11/2020||Avian Influenza||Country||Not Active|
|Czech Republic||12/06/2020||20/01/2021||Avian Influenza||Country||Not Active|
|Denmark||04/05/2020||15/11/2020||Avian influenza||Country||Not Active|
|Chile||26/03/2020||Avian Influenza in poultry (PDF)||Country||Active|
|Peru||31/01/2020||Infection with infectious myonecrosis virus (PDF)||Country||Active|
|Peru||31/01/2020||Infection with yellow head virus genotype1 (PDF)||Country||Active|
|Bolivia||30/01/2020||Avian influenza (PDF)||Country||Active|
|Romania||01/01/2020||Brucellosis in bovids (PDF)||Country||Active|
|Switzerland||30/09/2019||Newcastle Disease (PDF)||Country||Active|
|Korea (Rep. of)||01/09/2019||Infectious Salmon Anaemia Virus (PDF)||Country||Active|
|Ecuador||01/08/2019||Highly pathogenic avian influenza (PDF)||Country||Active|
|Japan||01/08/2019||31/08/2019||Equine Disease Free Zone (PDF)||Zone||Temporary|
|Canada||03/07/2019||African swine fever (PDF)||Country||Active|
|Mexico||15/05/2019||New world screw-worm (cochliomyia hominivorax) and Old world screw-worm (chrysomya bezzania) (PDF)||Country||Active|
|Russia||21/05/2019||11/08/2020||Highly pathogenic avian influenza||Country||Not Active|
|Mexico||23/04/2019||23/07/2020||Pullorum disease and fowl thypoïd in poultry||Country||Not Active|
|Czech Republic||19/04/2019||African swine fever (PDF)||Country||Active|
|Italy||24/03/2019||22/01/2021||Highly pathogenic avian influenza||Country||Not Active|
|Italy||20/03/2019||Swine Vesicular Disease (PDF)||Country||Active|
|Estonia||19/09/2018||African swine fever (PDF)||Country||Active|
|Egypt||21/05/2018 and 01/12/2020||Highly pathogenic avian influenza (PDF)||Compartment||Active|