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To the best of our ability, we ensure that recommendations given on reflect the current regulations. We cannot predict how a given country may enforce these regulations. Noncompliance may result in the need to make arrangements to put the pet into quarantine, return the pet to the country of origin, or destroy the pet. We suggest that you minimize the disruptions that may occur by following the rules of the country you are visiting.

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European Union (EU) regulations for taking a domestic dog, cat or ferret to the United Kingdom (UK) from an EU country, rabies free country or a country with a low incidence of rabies* after residing there for a period of more than 6 months. New pet import regulations for the EU in effect on December 29, 2014.

No quarantine will be required if these steps are taken in the following order:

  1. Your pet will need an ISO 11784/11785 compliant 15 digit pet microchip implanted by your veterinarian. If your pet has a microchip that is not ISO 11784/11785 compliant, you can bring your own microchip scanner.
  2. If your pet is entering from a rabies-free or rabies-controlled country, it will need a rabies vaccination after the chip is implanted and more than 21 days** prior to entry but not more than the expiration date of the manufacturer of the vaccine.  f your dog, cat or ferret was not vaccinated after it was fitted with a microchip, it will have to be vaccinated again after the microchip is implanted.
  3. If your pet is entering or leaving the United Kingdom from a high-rabies country, your pet must be microchipped, then vaccinated for rabies (in that order). After waiting 30 days, a Blood Titer Test must be administered  (Have your veterinarian scan your pet's microchip prior to the titer test.)  Samples must be processed at approved laboratories. Assuming test results within acceptable limits, your pet can enter the United Kingdom no sooner than 90 days after the date the blood was drawn and avoid quarantine. This step is not required unless entering or leaving the United Kingdom from or to a high rabies country.
  4. Within 10 days of travel, a USDA/CFIA accredited veterinarian must then complete an Annex I, Annex IV or Annex II for United Kingdom for endorsement by the USDA or CFIA if traveling from the United States or Canada. If you are entering the UK from another EU country, then have your veterinarian update an EU Blue Pet Passport for your pet.
  5. A copy of the Rabies Certificate and Blood Titer Test results should also be included for endorsement (if applicable).
  6. Before your dog can enter the United Kingdom, it must be treated against certain tapeworms one to five days prior to entering the country unless your pet is entering directly from Finland, Ireland, Malta or Norway.
  7. Pets traveling as manifest cargo will need a health certificate issued within 10 days of travel.

This completes a pet passport for your dog, cat or ferret to enter the United Kingdom.

Dog Passport United Kingdom

**Once you have entered the United Kingdom, a 21 day waiting period is not required for subsequent visits, provided rabies boosters are kept up to date, and the other entry requirements listed above are met.

Effective December 29, 2014: If your pet is entering the UK unaccompanied by air from an EU country or rabies-controlled country, and you are unable to travel on the same flight as your pet, you will need to sign a declaration confirming that you do not intend to sell or transfer ownership of your pet. If your pet originates from outside of the EU, you must show evidence of your travel within 5 days of your pet´s movement.

Effective December 29, 2014: If you are not traveling within 5 days before or after your pet or if you are intending to sell, re-home or change ownership of your dog, cat or ferret, then your pet's transport will be considered a commercial transport, and it will need to meet the following requirements:

Traveling with more than 5 pets: Effective December 29, 2014: If you are traveling with more than 5 pets over 6 months of age, unless you are traveling to a show or competition, your pets must meet the requirements as listed above (Annex I instead of Annex II form), travel from a registered premesis, use a licensed transporter, register the transport on the TRACES system, and also enter the UK through a Border Inspection Post (if you are traveling from outside of the EU).

Entering the UK by air: Due to regulations of commercial airlines approved to fly animals to the UK, pets must arrive as manifest cargo on an approved airline unless they are medically certified service animals or documented emotional support animals and the airline has a program that supports the transport of these animals in the cabin. Pets entering by air from outside the UK must do so on an approved airline at Border Inspection Points of London Heathrow, London Gatwich, London Manchester (pets accompanied by their owners), Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dublin.

Puppies and Kittens: Unvaccinated puppies and kittens are not permitted to enter the UK. Puppies and kittens must be microchipped, then vaccinated for rabies no sooner than 12 weeks of age (effective December 29, 2014). All regulations above will apply.

Restricted Breeds: The following breeds are not permitted to enter the UK: Brazilian Fila, Dogo Argentino, Japanese Tosa Inu or Pit Bull Terrier. If you have a wolf hybrid or Savannah cat, then you must seek advice from the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency before you travel.

Dogs and cats from the Malaysian Peninsular
A dog or cat from Malaysia (Peninsular) is prohibited from entering the UK unless it is accompanied by a certificate issued by the Malaysian government veterinary health services which confirms:

*Pets entering the UK from northern Cypruss: If your pet is entering the UK from northern Cyprus and did not originate in the UK and meet the requirements of the Pet Scheme are subject to the rules for entering from a country with a high incidence of rabies.

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 the United Kingdom. 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 and should have a health certificate to enter the United Kingdom. Pet owners are strongly advised to seek further information from the relevant authority of their country and/or that of the country of destination.

If your pet is not a dog, cat or ferret, and especially if it is a turtle or parrot, you should verify that it is not protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITIES).  You will need to apply for additional permits if this is the case. Search their database. Over 180 countries participate and enforce CITIES regulations. Read more about CITIES.

Exporting Pets from the UK: effective December 29, 2014, all dogs, cats and ferrets leaving the UK must be microchipped, vaccinated for rabies (in that order) and wait 21 days before leaving the country.  If you are planning to take your pet on a trip to a country with a high incidence of rabies and returning to the United Kingdom, your veterinarian should do a Blood Titer Test before you leave the country.

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 for pets leaving the US.

The information published here is a guideline for pet owners importing their pet to the United Kingdom. Further detail on import permits, costs, tests and procedures are available at minimal cost at We also stock all the equipment and accessories you will need for traveling with your pet. Same day shipping until 4:00 PM EST.

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I am a home based cattery in the US and will be returning to UK permanently this summer 2014. I am now retired I an anxious to know how many cats I can bring as it would break my heart to part with any of them.
Posted on 2014-01-27 22:54:26.0
You can bring up to 5 before the transport becomes a commercial transport. Then there are additional requirements. They must all travel as manifest cargo into the UK.
Posted on 2014-01-28 04:43:17.0
I'm looking at purchasing a puppy from Saskatchewan, Canada , to bring to the UK , what procedures have to be done and followed to do this ?
Posted on 2014-01-30 10:18:13.0
Puppies cannot enter the UK until 21 days after they receive their rabies vaccination. Generally, this vaccination is not administered until 3 months of age. The process is: microchip, then vaccinate for rabies (in that order). Within 10 days of entry, a veterinarian will complete the Annex II form for the UK for endorsement by the CFIA. The puppy will also need a tapeworm test within one and five days of travel. Assuming that you are not traveling with the puppy, the UK may consider it a commercial import. You should discuss the consignment with your breeder.
Posted on 2014-01-31 19:43:46.0
I am looking to bring two cats from Langkawi to the UK but not sure if Langkawi comes under a non-malaysian peninsula or the malasian peninsula can someone help?
Posted on 2014-02-04 09:21:17.0
I am visiting UK from Cambodia for 3 months and want to bring my dog with me. Can I get it micro-chipped etc and use the Pet Travel Scheme??
Posted on 2014-02-26 23:23:58.0
Langkawi is right off the coast of the Malaysian Peninsular and I would consider it a part of it.
Posted on 2014-02-27 05:14:07.0
You will need at least 4 months to prepare. Your pet must be microchipped, then vaccinated for rabies. No sooner than one month later, your vet will administer a blood titer test for processing at an approved laboratory. Assuming results within acceptable limits, your pet can enter the UK 90 days after the date the blood was drawn without quarantine. You can find additional requirements here:
Posted on 2014-02-27 05:16:25.0
Having a puppy shipped from Belgium to UK. The puppy is 12 weeks and the owner wants to send the puppy via airplane. The puppy has : # AKC Registration # Current vaccinations # Veterinarian examination # 1 Year Health guarantee # Certificate of health How long will it take for the puppy to be allowed in the country?
Posted on 2014-03-08 14:50:34.0
The puppy must be microchipped, then vaccinated for rabies, then wait 21 days prior to entering the UK. Because rabies vaccinations are generally administered at 3 months, that would put the age of the puppy just shy of 4 months.
Posted on 2014-03-10 03:47:28.0

How old must a puppy be before it can enter the UK,with all its relevant jabs and passport?
Posted on 2014-03-13 13:04:07.0
My brother went to UK and his dog is here in Pakistan, how can I send his dog to him to UK? Please Help.
Posted on 2014-03-20 02:22:31.0
The rabies jabs are given at 3 months and the wait is 21 days as long as you are entering from another EU country or listed non EU country. You can find listed non-EU countries here:
Posted on 2014-03-20 03:47:24.0
Hi Azeem - there is a process that must be followed to bring a dog to the UK from Pakistan. Because Pakistan is a high rabies country, the dog must be microchipped, then vaccinated for rabies (in that order). Then wait for 30 days and have your vet administer a Blood Titer Test. Assuming acceptable results, your dog can enter the UK 90 days after the date the blood was drawn. It will need an Annex II form filled out no more than 10 days prior to travel and a tapeworm test within one and five days of travel. You can find a link to complete instructions and all forms required for taking your brother's dog to the UK here: Let us know if you have further questions.
Posted on 2014-03-20 03:50:50.0
hello i live in uk and i got a cat, i would like to know if its possible to fly with my cat from uk to portugal in the cabin and from portugal to uk in the cabin with me, its a very scared cat. pls help
Posted on 2014-03-31 18:24:19.0
Hi Andreia - your kitty can fly to Portugal in the cabin, but must travel as manifest cargo going back to the UK. One option would be to drive and use Euro Shuttle to Calais France. There are also pet friendly ferries to get you across the channel. You can find them here: Let me know if you need more information.
Posted on 2014-04-02 04:54:47.0
i will be bringing a dog into the UK from the US. 2 the 21 day waiting period on the rabies. does the day the vaccination was given & the day you arrive in the UK count as part of the 21 days? Also I'm confused re the EU Annex II form....does the dog need to be examined by a veterinarian accredited by the USDA who completes the form and then the complete form ALSO needs to be brought to the USDA office to be stamped as well?
Posted on 2014-04-30 22:46:03.0
Hello...i need litlle help plss.I want to travel with my dog from Romania in Uk and i didn't know i need put first microchip and i did today the rabic vaccine.I understanded i needed do first the microchip so i will do again the rabic vaccine.What i want to know is what else i need do cuz i really want to have her with me.She is a 3months and one week pomeranian and we just finished do all vaccines(i talked today and i will do next days passport and miicrochip+ internal and external deworming before i go)Please help me and tell me i have chance to take with me.Thank you and a wonderfull day! :)
Posted on 2014-05-01 15:50:55.0
Jean - do not include the day your pet is vaccinated or the day you enter the country in the 21 day wait. As far as the Annex II form, a USDA accredited vet will fill it out and you will send or take it to your State USDA office for endorsement. You should also have an APHIS 7001 form included. You have 10 days to enter the UK from the date the form is endorsed. Between one and five days of entry, your pet needs a tapeworm test.
Posted on 2014-05-02 03:50:45.0
I am moving to Germany with a young puppy. I would like to return to the UK in August for a few weeks. I am concerned that she will not be allowed to return with me as she will not have resided there for the proceeding 6 months - she will have everything else needed to return. Please explain what happens in this case? Thanks
Posted on 2014-05-06 12:16:35.0
Arabella - it totally depends on the age of your puppy. The United Kingdom will not permit unvaccinated puppies to enter the country, so your pet will need to be at least 3 months old and you will need to have him microchipped and vaccinated at least 21 days prior to re-entering the UK together with the other requirements. This would put your puppy's age at nearly 4 months when returning to the UK.
Posted on 2014-05-09 03:09:24.0
Your puppy will also need an EU Pet Passport and a tapeworm treatment given between one and five days of entry to the UK.
Posted on 2014-05-09 03:14:14.0
I have a cat in Bulgaria and I want to bring my cat to the UK. Is anyone experience with it?
Posted on 2014-05-10 12:08:52.0
Utku - you should not have any problems bringing your cat to the UK. It will need a microchip implanted and a rabies vaccine at least 21 days prior to travel. Have your vet update your EU pet passport within 10 days of travel. Your cat will need to travel as manifest cargo into Heathrow, Gatwick or Manchester. Once you have landed, your kitty will be taken to the Animal Reception Center where you will pick it up after it is examined and its papers are processed.
Posted on 2014-05-11 14:54:35.0
Since we will be entering the UK from America with our Lab, will she need a Blood Titer Test from the vet? (According to your Pet Passport Instruction list it says only if entering from Countries with a High Incidence of Rabies). Thank you
Posted on 2014-05-12 19:02:38.0
Sandra - assuming your Lab has resided in the US for at least 6 months, or is less than 6 months and was born there, it will not need a titer test. The EU considers the US a Third Country or rabies-controlled country.
Posted on 2014-05-13 04:07:17.0
we are bringing our Chihuahua back to the UK with us from Dubai in June. She has only been in Dubai since Feb 2014 and had all necessary vaccinations etc to get her here. Does she need to have the titer test for her to travel back with us? Thank you x
Posted on 2014-05-19 18:56:30.0
sorry have just read somewhere that she needs to have resided here for 6 months before she can re-enter the UK. Does this mean she can not travel with us in June as no body has mentioned this before. Thank you
Posted on 2014-05-19 19:14:10.0
Anyone know the rules about bringing a dog from south korea to the UK (northern ireland) ??
Posted on 2014-05-20 01:35:08.0
Hi Ann - Your pet does not have to reside in Dubai for 6 months prior to re-entering the UK assuming your pet resided in the UK prior to leaving and has not entered into a high-rabies country since being out of the UK. Dubai is considered a Third country which means that your Chihuahua will need proof of a microchip and a rabies vaccination given AFTER the microchip was implanted and no sooner than 21 days prior to entering, an Annex II form for the UK completed within 10 days of entry and a tapeworm treatment between one and five days of entry. Not sure if Dubai will have export requirements, but they are usually for residents and not tourists.
Posted on 2014-05-20 03:53:32.0
Hi Aoife - South Korea is considered by the EU to be a high rabies country. This means that the following process will need to be followed: get your pet microchipped, then vaccinated for rabies (in that order, but the same vet visit is fine), then wait 30 days (not including the day of the vet visit), then have your vet administer a titer test and send to an approved lab. Assuming acceptable results, your pet can enter the UK no sooner than 90 days after the date the blood was drawn. Your vet will complete the Annex II form within 10 days of travel and your pet will need a tapeworm treatment between one and five days of travel. You can find the details here together with links to step by step instructions and all the forms necessary should you need them:
Posted on 2014-05-20 03:57:54.0
Thank u for ur help :)
Posted on 2014-05-20 05:17:40.0
Hi there, I'm looking to relocate my pug dog from Hong Kong to London. I know that some airlines will not transport pugs, but I have found that Lufthansa will. I believe that pets travelling into the UK from HK do not need to be quarantined. My dog is up to date with his vaccinations (rabies included), has a microchip and is in good health. My main question (read: stress!) is what kind of paperwork my dog would need to be allowed entry, and how can I go about booking a flight for myself and him? The flight will connect in Germany, does pet cargo get transferred just as luggage would? Lufthansa gives all the information, but I'm just not sure how to book. They also say that because he's a snub-nosed breed, he'll need to be shipped in a larger crate than his size would normally require, but I can't seem to find information on the size he would need as a snub-nosed breed (he weighs 10kg, by the way). I know these are a lot of spazzy questions…just so concerned about my precious cargo! Laura x
Posted on 2014-05-21 06:25:29.0
Hi Laura - first of all, your Pug will not need to be quarantined in the UK when entering from Hong Kong as long as it has been vaccinated for rabies AFTER its microchip was implanted and that vaccination is still current. You will need an Annex II form for the UK filled out by your vet within 10 days of travel and your pet will need a tapeworm treatment between one and five days of entry to the UK. You can find details here and step by step instructions and all forms required here if you need them: As for booking a flight, you will contact Lufthansa reservations for yourself and Lufthansa Cargo for your Pug as it will be traveling as manifest cargo. As long as you are staying on Lufthansa, the airline will transfer him from plane to plane. Your layover should be around 2 hours. If it is more, you will need to discuss care with Lufthansa Cargo, but their hub is Frankfurt and they have great facilities there. As for sizing your pet for a crate, look at this page for that information: Once you find the right size carrier, then increase it by one size. Hope this helps.
Posted on 2014-05-22 03:53:34.0
im trying to purchase the passport, by "will the owner be traveling with the pet" does it mean that the pet will be traveling along side with it's owner?(same flight etc), or just means that the owner is also traveling to that country? THANK YOU~!
Posted on 2014-05-23 02:31:17.0
hello..i am very worried about my boy(American Staffordshire Terrier) that i will not be able to travel with him....we must travel from Bucharest to London,but everywhere are so many different info about traveling with pets that i don't know anymore what to it legally to travel with my baby to UK?will he be kept in quarantine...and so on..many questions.Can someone tell me what i must to,considering the breed..
Posted on 2014-05-26 14:05:16.0
Dyana - American Staffordshire Terriers are on the banned breed list for the United Kingdom. The entrance procedure is very controlled. Sorry we cannot be of more assistance.
Posted on 2014-05-26 21:25:28.0
PetTravel thanks anyway..but it's just difficult,not forbidden..i
Posted on 2014-05-26 22:09:19.0
Dyana Gentea You may want to contact an agent and ask that question. and search for a pet transporter.
Posted on 2014-05-30 12:59:01.0
Hi, I am buying an Australian Terrier puppy from a breeder in Sweden. The puppy was born on 10th July 2014. Given all the jabs and things we need to do before she is allowed to travel to the UK, when is the earliest we could bring her? We'd be driving. Our UK vet said October which seems an awfully long time... am I missing something?
Posted on 2014-06-12 13:53:38.0
Jinx - puppies must be microchipped, then vaccinated for rabies prior to entering the UK. Generally, puppies are vaccinated for rabies at the age of 3 months. After the vaccination, you need to wait 21 days prior to entering the UK. You will also need an EU pet passport or Annex II form for the UK and a tapeworm treatment between one and five days of entering. Details here:
Posted on 2014-06-13 11:43:59.0
Roxana - you can certainly take your pet with you to the UK from Romania. As long as you have the microchip, then rabies vaccination, get an EU pet passport from your vet and have them enter the details, then a tapeworm treatment between one and five days of entry. Your puppy will need to enter the UK as manifest cargo and cleared through London. Stay on the same airline the entire trip.
Posted on 2014-06-13 11:46:43.0
what is a pet passport where do i apply for it and when I travel with my pet (doberman) will i be able to take her with me in the cabin and instead putting her in the cage and sending to the check in luggage , can i book a ticket for her seat too next to me??? i dont want to keep her in luggage area
Posted on 2014-06-14 18:12:59.0
Archie - we know of no commercial airline that will accept a Doberman Pinscher in the cabin unless it is a small puppy. Your other option would be a private charter, but that is very expensive. The passport for the UK is comprised of the forms and tests required to enter the country. What country are you entering the UK from? It will make a difference in the process.
Posted on 2014-06-16 04:14:36.0
PetTravel I need to enter UK from India as she will be going for the first time abroad. and is it a passport like us what we have for us..
Posted on 2014-06-16 18:33:49.0
Archie - unless you start the preparations 4 months ahead of time, your pet will be subject to quarantine in the UK. This is because the UK considers India to be a high-rabies country. You will need to have your vet microchip your pet, then vaccinate for rabies (in that ofder, but same vet visit is fine.) Wait 30 days (not including the day of the vet visit) and have your vet administer a blood titer test. Assuming acceptable results, your pet can enter the UK 3 calendar months after the date the blood was drawn. If you don't have that amount of time, then your pet will serve the balance of the time in quarantine.
Posted on 2014-06-17 04:00:29.0
Jacob - have your vet microchip your pet with a 15 digit ISO compliant microchip, then vaccinate it for rabies, even if it already has a current rabies vaccination. It must happen AFTER the chip is implanted. Your Pom can enter the UK 21 days after the vaccination. Your pet will need an Annex II form for the UK completed by your vet and endorsed by your State USDA office within 10 days of travel and a tapeworm treatment between one and five days of travel. Details and links to forms and instructions here:
Posted on 2014-06-17 04:04:00.0
Hi all, I am planning to take my dog from Kuala Lumpur to London via Qatar airways. Can you kindly advice me of the correct procedure?
Posted on 2014-06-20 02:34:55.0
Hello Bernard - as Malaysia is considered to be a high-rabies country by the EU, the procedure will be as follows: have your vet microchip your pet, then vaccinate for rabies (in that order but same vet visit is ok). Wait 30 days (not including date of initial vet visit) then have your vet do a Blood Titer Test. Assuming acceptable results, your pet will able to enter the UK without quarantine 90 days after the date the blood was drawn. You will also need an Annex II form for the UK completed within 10 days of travel and a tapeworm treatment between one and five days of entry to the UK. You can find details and links to complete instructions and all forms required here if you need them:
Posted on 2014-06-20 15:13:28.0
i want to take two of my Kittens from Egypt to the UK, would like some advice please :)
Posted on 2014-06-24 09:58:03.0
Hi there - I've been given a last minute assignment for 2-3 months in the UK. I'm coming from the US. I want to bring my wire fox terrier with me, though I need to leave next Thursday, which is very soon. I have an appt w/ a vet tomorrow to get certificates and shots all squared away. The main thing I'm worried about is that can my dog not fly with me until it's past the 21 day mark? He already has updated rabies shots however. If he can't go when I go, how do pets get shipped over on their own? I can pick him up in London, but not sure the procedure for getting him to the airport in New York. Thanks! Any help would be really great.
Posted on 2014-06-24 23:01:10.0
Hi, We shipped our two Toy Poodles from the UK to Egypt a year ago. They had UK pet passports and their vaccinations, including rabies were all up to date. We have maintained their vaccination status. What do we need to take them back to the UK for either a short term visit or permanently, avoiding the need for quarantine in the UK? We also have two cats acquired in Egypt. They have both been fully vaccinated, including rabies, but do not have pet passports. What is the process required to take them back to the UK, avoiding quarantine, as above? Thanks. Any help / advice would be greatly appreciated.
Posted on 2014-07-10 15:26:35.0
Moira - because the UK considers Egypt to be a high-rabies country, your kittens will be 7 months before they can enter the country. They will need microchips, rabies vaccinations, 30 day wait, titer test, then a 90 day wait before they can enter the country. The UK will not permit unvaccinated puppies or kittens to enter. You can find details here:
Posted on 2014-07-17 02:06:57.0
It depends on whether your pet has been microchipped. The regulations state that your pet must be vaccinated for rabies AFTER the microchip was implanted. Then comes the 21 day wait. You can find details here:
Posted on 2014-07-17 02:08:33.0
Thank you Pet Travel
Posted on 2014-07-17 10:19:16.0
Hi there. Concerning travel from Canada to London, UK for a short vacation. I have a 5 pound dog with all the requirements cleared, can the dog travel IN CABIN (not in cargo) in a approved soft carrier? I travel with him this way within Canada and the US. Thank you
Posted on 2014-07-21 16:37:10.0
Garry - the airlines require that your pet enter as manifest cargo due to the handling procedure once you get to London. One suggestion that may work. Consider flying with your pet in the cabin to Paris and renting a car and driving to Calais and taking the Le Shuttle to England. It is not a hard process as long as you return the car to Paris. (the rental companies do not like it when you leave the car in the UK) You will need an Annex II form for France which you can use to enter the UK with a tapeworm treatment within one to five days of travel. You can find details for entering France here: Just a thought..
Posted on 2014-07-22 04:58:29.0
PetTravel Thank you very much for your reply! Unfortunately I don't drive. :( PS The tape worm treatment, is that done in Canada? or France?
Posted on 2014-07-22 15:20:38.0
The tapeworm treatment can be done in either country. You can have it done at home, but you must enter the UK within 5 days of the test.
Posted on 2014-07-24 04:02:29.0
hello , I have a question please, I am hoping to adopt a Chihuahua from the states and she will be vac/chipped etc as per rules, to bring her to the UK, but she will most likely land in Germany or maybe France, will she then need another tape worm treatment before entering the UK? or will the one provided in the USA be sufficient? many thanks and with kind regards
Posted on 2014-07-27 01:17:49.0
ps I will go and pick her up from either France or Germany by car so if any one on the same day needs transport , Im happy to share costs ;)
Posted on 2014-07-27 01:19:25.0
Hi there, I live with my 2 cats in Dublin, they've been living here for exactly 6 months. They are from Brazil though. Before they entered here, we followed all the procedures such as chip and all the vaccinations. Now we are planning to move to London. What should I do in first instance? many thanks!
Posted on 2014-07-28 10:47:35.0
Hi, please could you please inform us how is the travel process from Brazil to the UK with 4 cats? Thanks in advance. Cheers.
Posted on 2014-07-29 03:05:02.0
Hello - as Brazil is considered by the UK as a high-rabies country, you will need to follow the process outlined here including the Blood Titer Test: If your pet is not currently microchipped and vaccinated for rabies, then it will take you 4 months to complete the process. If you need instructions and forms required to take your pets to the UK, there is a link on the page.
Posted on 2014-07-31 03:42:06.0
Vivian - as long as the tapeworm test is done between one and five days of entry, it should be good. Matters not where the treatment is done. Just know that the UK will enforce this rule.
Posted on 2014-07-31 03:55:13.0
Larissa - six months is minimum you can live in a country before being considered a resident. You should be fine entering England with an updated EU pet passport.
Posted on 2014-07-31 04:04:09.0
Hello pet Travel: I am moving from US to London. My dog red has a chip (AVID 012.018.343), is this acceptable in the UK or do I need to bring my own reader? Also, do you recommend a service that will help me get Red over to London based in the US? Lastly is there a specific airline that handles pet travel from the US to UK better then the rest?
Posted on 2014-07-31 07:41:59.0
A reminder that Red would have a home in SF should England fail to succumb to his adorableness...Midge has a soft spot for him.
Posted on 2014-07-31 08:58:56.0
Hey Billy (and David!) -- When I moved off to Paris, I had a pet "travel agent". She made sure all my forms were in order and checked with the airlines and such to make sure all was on the up-and-up. You definitely do NOT want Red to have to go for 30-90 days in containment because of a missed checkbox. You'll likely have to get a bunch of USDA forms, and I recommend 3-year shots for *everything* [rabies, bordatella, etc.] -- -- Barbara Debry
Posted on 2014-07-31 16:04:28.0
you are moving?! wow! congrats bill!
Posted on 2014-07-31 16:56:15.0
William - you will either need to either re-microchip your pet or carry a reader with you so your pet's microchip can be identified as the UK requires a 15 digit ISO compliant microchip. ( We are based in the US (Florida) or we can recommend another agent to assist in the move if you need one. Fill out your details and we can either get you a quote or recommend an agent. ( We don't recommend one airline as "better" than another. it depends on when you are going and your route. If you mention what city your pet is flying out of, we can be of more assistance.
Posted on 2014-08-02 03:33:35.0
PetTravel okay cool! thank you very much for that, my little Chi girl is now with foster in the USA awaiting her 21 days and then she will be on her way to me :D I am soooo excited! and I hope it will be an example for others who would like to adopt from the shelters in USA and that it can be done, so many of them die out there
Posted on 2014-08-02 11:02:56.0
Hello im looking to adopt. 2puppies from rennes in france can you please explain to me what happens to them an how do i get them they qre full pedigree an have all there injections an just need to know what i should do
Posted on 2014-08-06 00:03:01.0
Kat - first of all, make sure you know the owner of the puppies. There are scams all over the internet involving pets. Assuming this is a legitimate transaction, it will depend on where you live. If it is in the UK, then your pups need to be old enough to be microchipped, then vaccinated for rabies (at least 3 months) and wait for 21 days after vaccination to enter the UK. If they have an EU pet passport, the vet will record the details of the microchip and vaccination in the passport, otherwise they will need an Annex II form for the UK completed within 10 days of travel.
Posted on 2014-08-06 04:07:40.0
Vivian - we have adopted our pets from shelters for over 20 years and never been disappointed. The look of gratitude in their eyes is so beautiful.
Posted on 2014-08-07 03:11:56.0
PetTravel thats awesome! I'm hoping that if I can do this, it will be an example for more people here and across Europe, that it IS possible and with great sites like this one, easy to find information , so many more could be saved ;) and yes, I too have only had rescue dogs myself, from Holland, Turkey, Canary Islands and from the UK :D
Posted on 2014-08-11 23:56:43.0
Hats off to you. Have our admiration.
Posted on 2014-08-13 03:28:14.0
I have another question please, the person who is organising my dog's flight from the USA is asking for the Anex II form, how does that work please? do I get it from my vet here? or will it be needed to get in the USA? we had a change of plan and hoping to fly her from Germany to the UK, what do I need to do? thank you :)
Posted on 2014-08-19 18:21:57.0
Vivian - if your pet is departing the US, you will need to have a USDA accredited vet complete the Annex II form and an APHIS 7001 form for endorsement by the USDA within 10 days of travel. You can find them both by clicking on the blue button on this page: The vet in the US must fill them out and your person in the US must get them endorsed by the State USDA office. The instructions will tell you how to do that. If your pup lands in Germany first, she will need an Annex II from for Germany ( which is good for the trip to the UK as well. Don't forget, either way, the pup will need a tapeworm treatment between one and five days of entering the UK. It is not required for Germany,.
Posted on 2014-08-20 04:22:42.0
PetTravel thank you once again! :D
Posted on 2014-08-20 11:12:06.0
Hi there, pls could u advise me if the UK consider Bahamas as a rabies country?
Posted on 2014-09-04 04:18:17.0
Pet Travel - List of countries with a high incidence of rabies Close Window Rabies Countries Afghanistan Azerbaijan Bahamas Belize Brazil Cambodia China Colombia Costa Rica Dominican Republic
Posted on 2014-09-04 13:09:51.0
Hope this helps honey Entry Requirements: Traveling to the UK with your pet is easier than ever before! Just make sure you follow the steps below in the listed order and have all paperwork on hand when traveling to the UK. Your pet must be microchipped first before any additional vaccinations. Your pet must be vaccinated against rabies after being microchipped and no less than 21 days prior to your entry into the UK. Obtain an official third country veterinary certificate. Contact your local USDA accredited veterinarian to obtain the APHIS 7001 Health Certificate. Tapeworm treatment must be administered by a vet not less than 24 hours and not more than 120 hours (1-5 days) before its scheduled arrival time in the UK. Confirm pet travel arrangements. Quarantine Information: Pets with complete vaccinations and paperwork do not need to be quarantined.
Posted on 2014-09-04 13:47:55.0
Rhonda - Bahamas are considered a high-rabies country. A titer test is required for entry.
Posted on 2014-09-04 21:07:26.0
I am planning to come to London for a stud with my female by air. What exactly I need in order not to have problems? Thank you
Posted on 2014-10-01 12:29:43.0
Hi, I am a bit confused with the procedures of traveling with my little pomeranian from and to UK. I am planning to go to Iran (with my dog) in mid december and returning back to UK (with my dog) in mid January. My dog had all his vaccination and I have him for a year now. Would you please kindly advise what would be the best procedure to follow to have less headache of entering both counties. Thank you for your time and assistance.
Posted on 2014-10-01 22:34:44.0
Mehrdad - because Iran is considered by the EU and UK as a high risk country, before you leave the UK, you will need to microchip your pet, then vaccinate it for rabies (in that order). If your pet does not have a chip, then it will need to be re-vaccinated AFTER the chip is implanted. Then you will wait 30 days and your vet will do a Blood Titer Test. Assuming acceptable results, your Pom can re-enter the UK 90 days after the date the blood was drawn with an EU Pet Passport. Once you have gone through this process, the titer test is good for the life of your pet as long as the rabies vaccinations are kept current. Have the yearly rabies vaccinations done in the UK if possible. To enter Iran, you will need a health certificate (EU pet passport will not do) and proof of rabies vaccination. You can find details and links to instructions and forms for the UK here: and Iran here:
Posted on 2014-10-02 04:03:11.0
Egle - where is your female traveling to London from? What country?
Posted on 2014-10-02 04:04:37.0
I am leaving from Italy to London.
Posted on 2014-10-02 07:54:33.0
OK, in order to travel from Italy to London, your pup will need to be microchipped, then vaccinated for rabies (in that order, but same vet visit is fine). The vaccination must be at least 21 days prior to entering London. Have your vet get you an EU pet passport and have them record the details of the chip and vaccination. Between one and five days of entry, your pup will need a tapeworm treatment. Your pup will need to travel on an approved airline as manifest cargo. Your pup will be off-loaded by a licensed agent and taken to the Animal Reception Center which is where you will pick it up.
Posted on 2014-10-03 02:30:24.0
The flights to UK only cargo for animals, right? No animals on board? As my dog is only 3,5kg I was wondering if I could take him in a canbin as I always did..
Posted on 2014-10-03 08:05:30.0
Egle - all animals flying to the UK must do so as manifest cargo. They will be permitted in the cabin only as medically certified service animals or ESAs if the airline allows it. You can fly to Paris and take the Chunnel (you will need a car) or a pet friendly ferry to England and avoid the cargo requirement.
Posted on 2014-10-05 04:34:28.0
Hi there. I'm travelling to UK from Germany with 2 guinea pigs, What Exactly do I need to transport them with me? I've heard that Lufthansa does carry guinea pigs.. Can I please have some advice? Many thanks in advanced.
Posted on 2014-10-07 09:31:23.0
Hi Daniela - UK regulations do not extend to guinea pigs and they are permitted to enter the UK from other EU countries without quarantine. Lufthansa will carry them in the hold as manifest cargo into the UK. You will most likely need a health certificate for them issued within 10 days of travel.
Posted on 2014-10-08 03:54:57.0
PetTravel Many thanks for your advise.
Posted on 2014-10-08 07:36:19.0
Hi, i am planning to fly with my dog from Australia to Germany with Lufthanser. I am then meeting my father in Germany and driving to UK. What happens with passport etc when I enter the UK? Is this possible?
Posted on 2014-10-15 23:20:00.0
Hello, I'm planning to import a 3 months old puppy from a breeder in USA. What do I need to's so confusing.
Posted on 2014-10-20 22:22:20.0
Nikki - it is very possible to fly from Australia to Germany and drive to the UK. In order to enter Germany, you will need to have your pet microchipped, then vaccinated for rabies (in that order). You can enter Germany 21 days after the date of vaccination. Your vet will complete an Annex II form for Germany within 10 days of travel. (see details here: The Annex II form will be good for 4 months of travel throughout the EU and UK. There is only one additional requirement for entering the UK and that is a tapeworm test between one and five days of entry. Before leaving Australia, you will need to conform to export requirements. (
Posted on 2014-10-22 15:40:56.0
Angela - in order to import a puppy to the UK from the US, it will need to be microchipped, then vaccinated for rabies (cannot be vaccinated prior to 3 months of age). Then there is a 21 day wait (not including the vet visit) before your pup can enter the country. Your pup will also need a tapeworm test between one and five days of entry. Your vet will need to complete an Annex I form and be accompanied by an Intra Trade certificate. The forms must be completed by a USDA accredited vet and endorsed by your state USDA office within 48 hours of travel. Your pup must arrive in the UK as manifest cargo on an approved airline. Let us know if you have additional questions. (
Posted on 2014-10-23 17:03:44.0
I live in the US and my wife lives in the UK. I read where it says, if I ship my dog, I have to have a proof of travel within 5 days. How does that work if we both own the dog? The adoption paperwork has my wife as the owner, since she paid for the adoption. Would it be considered a return to owner? (I hope that made sense)
Posted on 2014-10-28 14:21:49.0
Scott - we have directed a lot of inquiries to DEFRA concerning their new regulations including transporting unaccompanied pets from one family member to another. According to the regulations, it should not be a problem unless there is a change of ownership involved, but we do not have confirmation about that yet. There are some things that can be done such as a notarized statement from your wife stating that you, her husband, are her representative and there is no change of ownership involved in the transport and that you, her husband, is transporting her dog to her as the Consignee. She will need to pick up her dog. We are hoping to get confirmation on this and will update the post when received.
Posted on 2014-10-30 01:54:29.0
Really?! No pit bills?! I have a pit bull/ lab mix that is the biggest baby ever and I can't bring him with me?!
Posted on 2014-10-31 02:05:07.0
Mary - here are the breed standards that the UK uses for Pitts: It will give you a better understanding of what custom agents are looking for. There is a process to go through to have your pet put on the exemption list if you are relocating to the UK. You can call 020 7238 1506 for more details. There is also a Facebook user that posted on this page earlier that was going to follow the process. You may want to research and contact her. You can find her post here:
Posted on 2014-11-01 14:10:25.0
hello, my vet advised me that my dog can enter the uk 21 days after her rabies jab, however it is in two parts. Will she have to wait 21 days after the first or second part? I have booked the flight. thanks
Posted on 2014-11-06 08:24:59.0