Bringing food, animals or plants into the UK
1. Pets and other animals
Dogs, cats, ferrets and horses
You can bring your dog, cat or ferret into the UK without quarantine as long as they meet the rules of the Pet Travel Scheme (PETS).
There’s a similar scheme for horses.
There are no restrictions on bringing pet rodents, rabbits, birds, invertebrates, amphibians and reptiles to the UK from other EU countries.
Contact the Centre for International Trade (Carlisle) for more information on the rules for travelling with these or other species of pet.
There are rules you must follow when importing animals that aren’t native to the UK.