How To Bring A Dog From Europe To Uk
Edward R. Forte
November 25, 2021
Travel & Outdoor
Travelling abroad to EU countries and Northern Ireland (NI) with your pet cat, ferret or dog changed on 1 January 2021.Note: Be sure to speak with an official veterinarian (OV) and check the Be sure to speak with an official veterinarian (OV) and check the government website before you travel.Your pet needs to be at least 12 weeks old before they can have the vaccination.When you arrive in the EU, you will have to visit a Travellers’ Point of Entry and show official proof of your pet’s AHC, microchip, vaccinations and tapeworm treatment (if required) before being allowed to travel further.Your pet will need a new AHC for each trip to the EU or NI.The only exceptions to this rule are if you’re taking part or training:.Your pet will need to be over six months old, be actively taking part in the event or training and must meet all the other requirements needed to enter that country.Before you travel you must check if there are any diseases or parasites to be aware of or laws in a country that are different to those here in the UK.There may also be other hazards, such as blisters to the feet from hot surfaces or poisonous snakes which you and your pet are not familiar with.Laws on dog ownership vary between countries; in Italy, for instance (as well as aboard some ferries), all dog owners can be asked to muzzle their pet in public, so you will need to purchase one and ensure your dog is trained to wear one, and keep it with you at all times. .
Import or move live animals, germinal products, animal by-products
Health certificates: when you need one.You need a health certificate to import:.From 1 July 2022 the following goods will need a health certificate:.Certain animals and animal products must have an import licence or authorisation to be imported into Great Britain.If it does, you do not need to apply for it but you must follow the conditions described in it (for example, it might need certain treatments or other documentation).If the licence you need is not on the list, you might need to apply for an import licence for animal pathogens and products.You can only import the following animal products from businesses approved by the EU to trade with the UK:.You need to add information to IPAFFS about the business you’re importing from, if it’s coming from:.the EU.ABP must be accompanied by a commercial document when you import them from the EU .be accompanied by a health certificate if available - if there is no health certificate for your commodity, contact APHA as goods may be able to travel under licence and a commercial document.as goods may be able to travel under licence and a commercial document enter Great Britain through an established point of entry with an appropriate BCP.Check if your product must be imported through a point of entry with an appropriate BCP by looking for the combined nomenclature (CN) code for your product in:.Import live animals and germinal products.Live animals, including equines and germinal products must be:.The exporter or OV must add the UNN to the health certificate and give you a copy.Equines that are registered with one of the following do not need to be tested before they’re imported:.Registered equines do not have to meet any isolation or residency requirements before they’re imported from the EU or Norway to Great Britain.Import non-harmonized animals.one working day in advance of arrival at the point of entry accompanied by the relevant commercial documents - including an invoice and packing list containing details of species, number of animals, premises of origin and premises of destination.Germinal products must enter Great Britain through an established point of entry with an appropriate BCP from 1 July 2022 for documentary, identity and physical checks.You need to notify APHA if you plan to import live animals that do not need a health certificate or official documentation, but do have to be notified under Trade in Animals and Related Products regulations ( TARP ).Documents to transport live animals from EU to Great Britain.You must apply for 2 journey logs for live animal movements from the EU to, or through, Great Britain:.Documents to transport live animals from Northern Ireland to Great Britain.To move horses and other equines from Northern Ireland to Great Britain, you need to check the exporter has the correct equine identification (ID).If the equine is going to return to Northern Ireland, the exporter must also have appropriate documentation that shows the date that the equine left Northern Ireland.There will be no changes to the way live animals, animal products and HRFNAO are imported from the EU into Northern Ireland.You can move animals, animal products and HRFNAO from Northern Ireland to Great Britain if they are qualifying Northern Ireland goods. .
Can I Bring My Dog With Me to the UK?
The Pet Travel Scheme, known as PETS, has been in effect in the UK for more than 15 years.In a change from the old quarantine regulations, pets that comply with the PETS rules for EU countries can enter the UK without quarantine from almost anywhere in the world.Have your pet microchipped - Your vet can carry this out and it is not painful for the animal.Dogs and cats entering from and vaccinated within EU or non-EU listed countries do not have to have a blood test.The 3-week/3-month rule The first time your pet is prepared to travel under the PETS system, you must wait three weeks before you can travel and return to the UK if you are coming into the UK from an EU or listed country.If you are traveling to the UK from an unlisted country outside the EU, your pet must have a blood test 30 days after the vaccination (with the vaccination day counting as day 0) and then wait a further three months after the valid blood test before the animal can enter the UK.PETS Documents Once your animal has passed all the required waiting periods and has had a valid blood test, if that is required, the vet will issue PETS documentation.If you are traveling to the UK from a Non-EU country, your vet must complete a Model Third Country Official Veterinary Certificate which you can download from the PETS website.Tapeworm treatment Just before you enter the UK, your dog must be treated against tapeworm.If your dog does not have this treatment during the required period, it can be refused entry and placed into a 4 month quarantine. .