Bringing pets into the UK after 1 January 2012

This publication was withdrawn on 4 August 2014

You should read taking your pet abroad for the current guidance.

This publication is now out of date and has been archived.

This leaflet describes a summary of rules for bringing pets into the UK after 1 January 2012. 



This leaflet explains the rules for bringing your pet dog, cat or ferret into the UK after 1 January 2012.

Please note that all procedures, including administration of tapeworm treatment, must be carried out by a registered vet and recorded in the pet passport or third country health certificate.