The Pet Travel Scheme is the system that allows:
- Pet dogs, cats and ferrets to enter the UK without quarantine as long as they meet certain rules.
- People in the UK to take their dogs, cats and ferrets to other countries and territories, and return with them to the UK without the need for quarantine.
The rules are different depending on the country you are entering the UK from. Visit the Defra website for further information about the scheme and travelling with pets.
Remember - You are responsible for ensuring your pet meets all the rules for entering the UK under the Pet Travel Scheme. Make sure you have had the procedures carried out in the correct order and your pet’s documentation is correctly completed. If you do not, your pet may not be able to enter the country or may have to be licensed into quarantine on arrival. This will mean delay and will cost you money.