Bringing a Pet to the UK - Step by Step Guide

Bring your pet to the UK: step by step

What you need to do if you are entering or returning to the UK with your pet dog, cat or ferret. There is a different process for other animals.
 

Step1: Check if you can bring your pet

 

Step2: Get your pet microchipped

 

Step3: Get your pet vaccinated against rabies

You must wait for a set period of time after vaccination before you can travel.
Depending on the country you are travelling from, you might also need to get a blood test.
 

And get tapeworm treatment

If you have a dog, you will also need to get tapeworm treatment before you travel.
 

Step4: Get a pet travel document

 
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