Article 2.1.1.7.

Recovery of free status

1)    When an FMD outbreak or FMDV infection occurs in an FMD free country or zone where vaccination is not practised, one of the following waiting periods is required to regain the status of FMD free country or zone where vaccination is not practised:

a)          3 months after the last case where a stamping-out policy and serological surveillance are applied, or

b)          3 months after the slaughter of the last vaccinated animal where a stamping-out policy, emergency vaccination and serological surveillance are applied, or

             c)            6 months after the last case or the last vaccination (according to the event that occurs the latest), where a stamping-out policy, emergency vaccination not followed by the slaughtering of all vaccinated animals, and serological surveillance are applied, provided that a serological survey based on the detection of antibodies to nonstructural proteins of FMDV demonstrates the absence of infection in the remaining vaccinated population.

See whole chapter CHAPTER 2.1.1. FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE Article 2.1.1.1.