Dogs and cats imported to the UK are required to be microchipped with an ISO 11784/11785 compliant 15 digit pet microchip.
A valid rabies vaccination is required for dogs and cats entering the UK. The Rabies vaccination must be administered within the acceptable timeframe after the microchip implant.
Other Vaccinations or treatments
Dogs are required to receive deworming treatment with an approved brand prior to flight. General health vaccinations are recommended for travel to the UK.
Rabies Titer Blood Test
A passing rabies titer blood test result (>=0.5 IU/ml) by an approved lab is required to enter the UK with dogs and cats. The blood testing must follow the UK requirements of when and where the blood is tested. There is a three month waiting period after rabies titer blood testing prior to import to the UK.
All dogs and cats entering the UK must have a health check and health certificate endorsed by a government vet prior to flight. The timeframe for this is dependent on the country of export.
Import permits are not required for dogs or cats entering the UK.
The following breeds or their mixes are not permitted to enter or transit the UK: Brazilian Fila, Dogo Argentino, Japanese Tosa Inu or American Staffordshire Pit Bull Terrier. Also, some kinds of American Bulldogs have been found to be Pit Bulls. It is illegal to enter or transit the UK with any of these breeds or their mixes.
There is no quarantine for healthy dogs or cats that are imported to the United Kingdom if they have followed proper import regulations.
We recommend you start preparing your dog or cat atleast four months in advance of your planned flight date. Puppies and Kittens may take longer to prepare.
In order to import into the United Kingdom, all pets must travel as manifested cargo.