When travelling with your pet dog, cat or ferret abroad, what you need to do will depend on what country you’re going to.
There are different rules for travelling with your pet to an EU country or Northern Ireland and for taking your pet to a non-EU country.
There’s different guidance if you’re bringing your pet dog, cat or ferret to the UK.
Part of Travel abroad: step by step
Step 1: Plan your trip during coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Check the latest coronavirus travel restrictions
- Complete the travel declaration form for international travel
- Check if you need a negative test result to enter your destination or if you need to quarantine upon arrival
- Get a coronavirus test through a private provider in the UK, if you need one
- Check what you need to do when travelling abroad if you are disabled
Step 2: Get your passport ready
How much time you need on your passport depends on the country you're visiting. Check the entry requirements for the country you want to travel to.
and Check if you need a visa or permit
and Check how to drive abroad
and Check how to take your pet abroad
Step 3: Get travel insurance and check if you need vaccinations or inoculations
Step 4: Travel safely and check for travel disruption
Step 5: Going through border control
You may need to show paperwork such as your passport or visa, or a negative coronavirus test result at the point of entry.
Step 6: When you are abroad
and If you are unable to return to the UK
Step 7: Return to the UK
- Check if the country you are travelling from is on the banned list due to coronavirus
- How to quarantine when you arrive in England
- Booking and staying in a quarantine hotel when you arrive in England
- Book a private test before you return to the UK
- Book a coronavirus test to reduce your quarantine period
- Complete a passenger locator form
- Follow the rules for entering the UK
- Check if you want to bring goods into the UK
- Check if you want to bring food, plants or animal products into the UK for personal use
and When you arrive in the UK