Pet Travel regulations enable you to avoid putting your pet dog, cat or ferret into quarantine when you travel to certain countries. To qualify for exemption from quarantine, you must meet various conditions relating to your pets health.
Please note that the rules on pet travel altered at 11pm on 31st December 2020.
The rules differ depending on whether you are travelling to an EU country/Northern Ireland or to a non-EU country.
We strongly recommend that you find out the latest information by visiting the government website page here.
Travelling To An EU Country
You can no longer use a pet passport issued in Great Britain. This has been replaced by an Animal Health Certificate which must be issued no more than 10 days before you travel. The certificate must be signed by an official vet. Your pet will need a new animal health certificate for each trip to an EU country or Northern Ireland from Great Britain.
When travelling to an EU country or Northern Ireland, your pet needs:
Travelling To A Non EU Country
You will require an export health certificate and an export application form. In addition, you should check the rules of the country you’re travelling to for any additional restrictions or requirements before you travel.
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