Bringing your pet dog, cat or ferret to the UK

8. Approved routes

You can only use certain travel routes and companies to enter England, Scotland or Wales.

Check the routes before you travel - they can change or may only operate at certain times of the year.

Pets usually travel as cargo, but there are different rules if you’re arriving by air or sea with an assistance dog.

Travelling to and from Northern Ireland and Ireland

Contact the DAERA if you’re travelling to Northern Ireland.

You don’t have to use an approved transport company if you’re travelling from Ireland to the UK.

You can only bring a pet into the UK on a private boat or plane if you’re travelling from Ireland.