Travelling with pets
Pet Travel rules changed on 1 January 2012
Pet travel 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.
These pages explain what you and your vet have to do to bring your pet dog, cat or ferret into the UK.
- Pet travel rules: 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
- Leaflet: Bringing pets into the UK after 1 January 2012
- AHVLA’s Guidance for vets
Taking your pet abroad?
- Contact AHVLA’s International Trade Centre for Exports for details of the licensing requirements of the country or territory you are going to
- Leaflet: Taking your pets abroad – your guide to diseases encountered abroad (British Veterinary Association Animal Welfare Foundation)
- If you need further information or advice not covered by these pages please contact the Pet Travel Scheme Helpline