Travelling Abroad


The Pet Travel Scheme (PETS) is the system that allows pet dogs, cats and ferrets from certain countries to enter the UK without quarantine as long as they meet the rules. It also means that people in the UK can take their dogs, cats and ferrets to other European Union (EU) countries, and return with them to the UK. They can also, having taken their dogs, cats and ferrets to certain non-EU countries, bring them back to the UK without the need for quarantine. The rules are to keep the UK free from rabies and certain other diseases. Guide to taking your pets abroad
We have written a "Guide to taking your pets abroad" which you should read if you are considering taking your dog, cat or ferret on holiday with you, or are planning on moving abroad. DEFRA Safe to travel guide
DEFRA have produced a "Safe to travel guide" to help protect the welfare of cats and dogs during transport which can be downloaded here. DEFRA
The DEFRA website also has lots of information about the scheme.