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Regulations for taking a pet dog, cat or ferret to Scotland from countries within the European Union* (EU), from rabies free countries or from countries with a low incidence of rabies:

If your pet is entering Scotland from another EU country, a rabies free or a country with a low incidence of rabies after residing there for at least 6 months, they will not be quarantined if the following steps are completed in this order:

  1. Your pet must have a ISO 11784/11785 compliant 15 digit pet microchip. If your pet's microchip is not ISO 11784/11785 compliant, you can bring your own microchip scanner.
  2. Rabies vaccination no sooner than 21 days* prior to entry and not more than the expiration date of the manufacturer of the vaccine. If your dog, cat or ferret has been vaccinated before it was fitted with a microchip, it will have to be vaccinated again after the microchip is implanted.
  3. For dogs, cats and ferrets entering Scotland from a country with a high incidence of rabies, a Blood Titer Test administered no sooner than one month after rabies vaccination. Samples must be processed at approved laboratories. Assuming test results within acceptable limits, your pet can enter Scotland 90 days after the date the blood was drawn and avoid quarantine. This step is not required unless entering Scotland from a high rabies country.
  4. Within 10 days of travel, a USDA (or CFIA) accredited veterinarian must complete the bi-lingual Annex II for Scotland for endorsement by the USDA or CFIA if traveling from the United States or Canada. If you are traveling from another country, endorsement is not required unless it is mandated by your country.
  5. A copy of the Rabies Certificate and Blood Titer Test results should also be included for endorsement (if applicable).
  6. A Tapeworm Test is required for dogs between one and five days of entering Scotland unless your pet is entering directly from Finland, Ireland, Malta or Norway.
This completes a pet passport for your dog, cat or ferret to enter Scotland.

Dog Passport Scotland

*After the first vaccination and waiting period, you can enter Scotland whenever you like as long as booster vaccinations are given on time and you continue to meet the other entry requirements.

If your dog or cat is entering Scotland from the Malaysian Peninsula, it may not enter the country unless it is accompanied with a certificate issued by the Malaysian Department of Veterinary Services which confirms the following:

Pet owners can bring their animals from abroad directly into Scotland on certain approved routes which are operating through the Animal Reception Centre/Border Inspection Post at Edinburgh Airport and the recently approved Animal Reception Centre facility at Glasgow Airport. Animals using this service must meet all the requirements of the Pet Travel Scheme detailed above. Within the British Isles pets can be carried on any route subject to the transport company's agreement and conditions of carriage.

Puppies and Kittens: Unvaccinated puppies and kittens under 3 months of age are not permitted to enter Scotland.

When entering Scotland for commercial purposes such as breeding or sale, pets require additional forms and different rules apply.

If arriving by air, pets will travel as manifest cargo. The airports approved to importing animals are Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Breed Restrictions:  The following breeds are not permitted to enter Scotland: Brazilian Fila, Put Bull Terrier, Dogo Argentino, Japanese Tosa Inu, and Fila Braziliero.

Failure to comply with these regulations will mean that your pet will be refused entry or returned to the country of origin or placed in quarantine, all at the expense of the person responsible for your pet.

Inspection: All domestic dogs and cats must be free of evidence of disease communicable to humans when examined at the port of entry to Scotland. If your dog or cat is not in apparent good health, further examination by a licensed veterinarian may be required at your expense.

Other Animals: Birds, invertebrates, tropical fish, reptiles, amphibia, mammals such as rodents and rabbits are not subject to requirements of rabies vaccination, but may have to meet other requirements such as an Import License and quarantine and should have a health certificate to enter Scotland. Pet owners are strongly advised to seek further information from the relevant authority of their country and/or that of the country of destination.

Veterinary Certificate: All countries have unique veterinary certificates. This form may differ from the veterinary certificate issued by veterinarians in the United States. (APHIS 7001) It is an essential part of the cat or dog passport.

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We will bring our pet to Scotland in December 2013. We will come from Uganda. Dogs rabies vacc. Are up to date. We have titre test results from 07/31/12 when dog came from Canada to UG. Do we need to get another titre test prior to travel?
Posted on 2013-09-15 14:43:18.0
Are you leaving in December????? Why?
Posted on 2013-09-15 16:21:18.0

Emirates enter Glasgow with pets
Posted on 2013-09-30 20:07:45.0
As long as your pet's rabies vaccination has not expired, the titer tests are still valid.
Posted on 2013-11-01 23:18:50.0
Hi, im a little bit confused so just to make this clear for me, i am coming from Holland to Scotland, if i have all the documents and rabies jabs he wont have to be quarintined? Also i only see information about the dog traveling in cargo but as my dog is small he will be traveling with me on the plane, is that allowed or does he has to be in cargo?
Posted on 2013-11-18 19:16:41.0
Hi Carli, That is correct, as long as your dog has the correct documentation - EU Pet Passport or Third Country Certificate - and is microchipped then vaccinated against rabies and has also been treated against tapeworm 24-120 hours prior to entering the UK your dog will not be quarantined. Regarding your dog travelling on the plane with you, unfortunately this is not possible as pets must enter the UK as manifested cargo. If you have any further questions or require more information please contact us at
Posted on 2013-11-20 14:42:23.0
Hello Maria, As the previous comment states as long as the rabies vaccinations have been kept up to date and have not expired then the titre test will still be valid. You can bring your pets into Edinburgh Airport from Uganda using KLM. Please contact us if you have any further questions at
Posted on 2013-11-20 14:45:05.0
Hi I am flying from Thailand, the beginning of 2014 with my dog of 8 months. I am about to start the process of vacs, chip, certificate etc. Can I ask for more information on where the blood sample must be sent for testing.
Posted on 2013-12-08 11:33:45.0
Unless you are clearing your pet through London, you will need a permit to import your pet to Scotland. You will also need to make arrangements for quarantine in Scotland. You can find instructions and forms here for a small fee and they can be emailed to you. They include all the approved titer testing labs.
Posted on 2014-01-01 20:36:07.0
Am traveling to Scotland and need the rules for bringing our day. Please e-mail us at thanks
Posted on 2014-01-02 21:04:09.0
Are youallowed to travel by car and takeyour dogwith you on holiday?
Posted on 2014-01-21 21:36:31.0
Murleen - what country is your pet traveling to Scotland from?
Posted on 2014-01-23 02:20:35.0
Hello. Can I or not fly my cat over from malta to Edinburgh?
Posted on 2014-01-27 19:40:41.0
Yes, you can, but your pet will be in the hold. Your kitty will need a microchip, then a rabies vaccination at least 21 days if not currently vaccinated. Your pet should travel with an EU pet passport.
Posted on 2014-01-28 04:36:23.0
She has all of that done already. What is the exact procedure please? What do you mean by on hold? I was told by air Malta and Edinburgh airport that the only way is to fly her to Manchester by cargo as Scotland does not allow importing pets... also could you tell me the costs please? Thanks
Posted on 2014-01-28 11:04:34.0
Posted on 2014-01-29 18:37:44.0
Nadine Pisani Pets flying to Scotland have to be cleared through either Edinburgh or Glasgow. Your pet must fly as manifest cargo. Lufthansa and KLM are approved to fly into Glasgow and Air Canada into Edinburgh. I cannot quote you the cost because every airline prices differently. Contact Lufthansa and inquire as to their route through Dusseldorf to Glasgow. They may be an option for you.
Posted on 2014-01-30 05:11:11.0
Were about is the reception centre at Glasgow airport. First time picking up my cat .
Posted on 2014-02-14 23:04:17.0
My cat is coming from egypt to Glasgow ,he is fully vaccinated etc, how long will it take to get him out of clearing when the plane lands?
Posted on 2014-02-14 23:07:42.0
Hi Lynn - you did not mention a microchip or titer test. As the UK considers Egypt a high rabies country, this will be required. The Animal Clearance Center is located at the Number 1 Cargo Terminal at the airport. The processing time will depend on the number of animals they are processing.
Posted on 2014-02-15 17:26:59.0
The Animal Clearance Center is located at the Number 1 Cargo Terminal at the airport.
Posted on 2014-02-15 17:27:21.0