Importing and exporting animals

There is guidance about importing and exporting animals to and from the UK.  

Bringing your pet into the UK

If you're wanting to import a pet from overseas that needs to be in quarantine. We'd recommend that you plan ahead and book your pet in early. Kennels and catteries are very popular.

You can talk to other pet owners and see which premises they recommend. Talk to other experts such as vets and breeders. You should agree all costs in advance. The RSPCA can provide a list of quarantine kennels and catteries.

Visit the DEFRA website for the latest advice about importing animals into the UK from abroad.

Exporting animals to overseas countries

Rules for the importing animals into overseas locations vary, depending on the country concerned. Before you move overseas you're advised to contact DEFRA.