Bringing food, animals or plants into Great Britain

You may need to follow certain rules or get certificates to bring some animals, plants or food into Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland).

Pets and other animals

Dogs, cats, ferrets and horses

Check the rules to:

Other animals

There are rules you must follow when importing other animals, including reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates.

Non-native animals

There are rules you must follow when importing animals that are not native to the UK.

Plants

Check what plants you can bring into the UK and any rules you may need to follow.

Buying plants online or by post

Check that the seller can provide a ‘phytosanitary’ (plant health) certificate before you buy any plants from outside the UK.

Get help

Contact the Animal and Plant Health Agency if you have specific questions.

Animal and Plant Health Agency
Telephone: 0300 1000 313
Find out about call charges

Food

Check what food you can bring into the UK and any rules you may need to follow.