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Pet travel

What you need to do to take your pet abroad and how to obtain a pet passport.

How can I travel abroad and return to the UK with my pet?

In order to take your dog, cat or ferret abroad and be able to bring them back to the UK without the need of quarantine, you will need to ensure your pet meets the health requirements to designed to stop the spread of rabies and other diseases.

You should contact your vet to arrange for your pet to be vaccinated and certified for travel. If this is not a service your vet provides, ask them for the nearest that does, or contact the Animal and Plant Health Agency.

Read about bringing your pet dog, cat or ferret to the UK

This includes guidance on:

  • what pet owners need to do in preparation for travel
  • making sure your trip goes smoothly
  • countries, routes and transport companies
  • what vets need to do.