Bringing Food, Animals or Plants into the UK

Pets and other animals (Dogs, cats, ferrets and horses) 

You can bring your dog, cat or ferret into th e UK without quarantine as long as they meet the rules of the Pet Travel Scheme (PETS)

There is a similar scheme for horses.

Other animals 

There are no restrictions on bringing pet rodents, rabbits, birds, invertebrates, amphibians and reptiles to the UK from EU countries. 

Pet rabbits and rodents from countries outside the EU must spend 4 months in quarantine. They need a rabies import licence

Contact the Centre for International Trade (Carlisle) for more information on the rules for travelling with these or other species of pet. 

Non-native animals 

There are rules you must follow when importing animals that are not native to the UK.  

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