The interstate movement of leopard tortoise (Geochelone pardalis), African spurred
tortoise (Geochelone sulcata), and Bell's hingeback tortoise (Kinixys belliana) is
prohibited except when tortoises are accompanied by either a health certificate or
a certificate of veterinary inspection. The health certificate or certificate of veterinary inspection must be signed by
an accredited veterinarian within 30 days prior to the interstate movement and must
state that the tortoises have been examined by that veterinarian and found free of
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