How do I ship my dog, cat or pet to England and UK - Pet Transport to England and UK

Shipping or Transporting your Dog, Cat or Pet to England

Pet Travel, Dog Shipping, Pet Transportation & Immigration Rules England – London, England, Heathrow and UK Pet Passport & Quarantine Information - Pet Immigration Rules England and the United Kingdom

England Pet Passport & Quarantine Information

New Rules for Pets entering London, England and the UK:

Pets entering from countries that are RABIES FREE OR have a LOW INCIDENCE OF RABIES:

If your pet is entering England from any of the above countries prior to January 1, 2012, they will NOT be quarantined if they meet both of the following conditions: 1. Microchip, vaccination and Blood Titer Test 6 months prior to entry date. 2.
 Ticks and Tapeworm test just prior to dog, cat or pet travel.

If your pet is entering England before January 1, 2012 from a rabies country, your pet will be quarantined for 6 months. If you are entering after January 1, 2012, you pet will be quarantined for 4 months.

Prior to vaccination, have your veterinarian microchip your pet with an
ISO (International Standards Organization) compliant microchip that meets ISO Standards 11784/11785. This 15 digit non-encrypted microchip is different than the microchips commonly available in the US and Canada. If your pet has a non-ISO microchip, then you need to carry your own scanner. For more information on scanners, Click Here If the microchip cannot be read then the pet will not be allowed to enter England. England no longer accepts tattoos.

Ask your vet to test that the microchip works before and after it has been fitted and each time your animal visits the vet.

Your vet must then vaccinate your Dog, Cat or Pet with an Inactive rabies vaccine after the microchip is installed. If your animal has been vaccinated before it was fitted with a microchip, it will have to be vaccinated again.

Note: Your dog or cat must be at least 3 months old before being vaccinated.
Dog, Cat and Pet Immigration Rules London, England, Heathrow and the UK

Pets entering an EU Country for commercial purposes require additional forms and different rules apply.
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The pet must have a serological (blood titre) test performed at least 90 days prior to entering the country. This test must be performed at an approved laboratory.

Failure to comply with these regulations will not only mean that the pet is refused entry but that the relevant authority in consultation with an authorized vet can decide to return the pet home, or place the pet in quarantine at the expense of the owner or natural person responsible for pet; or as a last resort, without financial compensation, put the pet down where the return trip home or quarantine cannot be envisaged.

All other pets (birds, invertebrates, tropical fish, reptiles, amphibia, mammals such as rodents and rabbits) are not subject to the regulations in respect of the anti-rabies vaccination but may have to meet other requirements as to a limit on the number of animals and a certificate to accompany them in respect of other diseases. Owners traveling with pet’s other than dogs, cats and ferrets are strongly advised to seek further information from the relevant authority of their country and/or that of the country of destination.


All of the Countries of the EU have adopted the new veterinary certificate that meets EU rule 998 This form differs from the International Veterinary Certificate issued by Veterinarians in the United States.

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