Guidance on importing and exporting live animals or animal products

Collection of guidance and forms for importing and exporting live animals or animal products.


This collection of guidance specifically covers importing and exporting live animals or animal products.

We also have specific guidance on pet travel: entering/returning to the UK.

Topical issues

Imports from non-EU countries

EU trade

Balai Directive

Circus and animal acts

Endangered species

Non-native animals

  1. Importing non-native animals

    • Guidance

Poultry Health Scheme

  1. Poultry Health Scheme: how to register

    • Guidance
  2. Poultry Health Scheme: list of members

    • Guidance

Animal pathogens

Artificial breeding controls

Welfare of animals in transport

Published 12 September 2014
Last updated 16 December 2015 + show all updates
  1. Removed message on flooding at Carlisle
  2. Added link to new guidance on importing non-native animals
  3. Added links to new guides on general imports licences and authorisations, and topical issues.
  4. First published.