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Pet Policy

When importing a pet to the United Kingdom, the requirements are:

  • A microchip
  • Proof of rabies vaccination
  • Pet passport or third country official veterinary certificate
  • Proof of tapeworm treatment (for dogs only)
  • Use of an authorized carrier by an approved route
  • A blood test taken at least 30 days after rabies vaccination
    • Only if you are traveling from an unlisted country
    • Must wait three months from the date of the blood sample before traveling
    • Vet must be given copy of test results
    • Blood test must show that the vaccination was successful
  • Customs Form C-5
  • Six months in quarantine in a government approved facility for all dogs and cats
    • Due to limited space in the quarantine kennel, this time must be booked before you import your pet
  • Import license (not granted until other requirements have been met and six months in quarantine have been scheduled)
  • There are no restrictions on pet rodents, rabbits, birds, decorative fish, invertebrates, amphibians and reptiles when arriving from EU countries
    • Rabbits and rodents from countries outside the EU must spend four months in quarantine and have a rabies import license