Following the notification published by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) on 13 October 2019 concerning documented cases of Rift Valley fever (RVF) in Sudan, United Arab Emirates is applying a precautionary sanitary measure to prevent the risk of introducing Rift Valley fever virus through the imports of all kinds of live ruminants and their untreated products from Sudan. These measures include:
1. Temporary ban on the importation of all kinds of live ruminants and their untreated by-products, originating from Sudan;
2. Temporary ban on ruminant's meat and its untreated products from Red Sea State in Sudan, except heat-treated products derived from animals originated from Red Sea State in Sudan or have been slaughtered in a slaughterhouse located in the Red Sea State;
3. Consignments of ruminant's meat shipped from Red Sea State in Sudan before 17 October 2019 were permitted.