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
- Check if you can bring your pet
- Find out how you are allowed to travel to the UK
- Check different rules for guide and assistance dogs
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
For further information: