Travelling with pets

Travelling with pets rules changed on 1 January 2012 when the UK brought its procedures into line with the European Union. From this date all pets can enter or re-enter the UK from any country in the world without quarantine provided they meet the rules of the scheme, which will be different depending on the country or territory the pet is coming from.

Travelling with pets, is your pet prepared?

Bringing your pet dog, cat or ferret to the UK: This page explains what you and your vet have to do to bring your pet dog, cat or ferret into the UK.

Pet passport and other documents: What pet owners need to do – How to bring your pet dog, cat or ferret into or back into the UK under the Pet Travel Scheme.

Countries and territories: The rules for dogs, cats and ferrets entering the UK will depend on which country or territory you are travelling from.

Taking your pet or other animals abroad?

Travelling with your pet: Also, > Download a simple guide to help you keep your pet safe when you travel. (British Veterinary Association Animal Welfare Foundation)

Guidance on importing and exporting live animals or animal products.

To find out more detail

Please go to the website for the latest and comprehensive details on the rules for pet travel into the UK.
Pet Travel Scheme helpline
Telephone: 0370 241 1710
Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm (closed on bank holidays)