Regulations and Assessments
If you have any questions or concerns regarding these regulations for exporting animals or animal products to a foreign country, you should contact the APHIS-VS Area Office in the State from which the animals or products will be exported.
United Kingdom - Summary of Requirements
United Kingdom (UK) is a Member State of the European Union. Please refer to the English version of the certificates on the link to the European Union. Note special requirements for export of dogs, cats, and ferret to the UK below.
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Pet Passports : Dogs, cats, and ferrets returning to the United Kingdom (UK) after traveling to the United States may be accompanied by an EU Pet Passport issued prior to leaving the EU. An EU health certificate is not required, and APHIS should not endorse the Passport. Information about echinococcus treatment may be added to the Passport by an accredited veterinarian. However, if an animal needs a rabies booster while in the United States, this information cannot be entered into the EU Passport by a US accredited veterinarian. A regular EU health certificate must be issued by the accredited veterinarian and endorsed by APHIS.
A copy of the rabies certificate and microchip identification certificate must be attached to the health certificate. If the microchip identification certificate is not available, then the microchip number must be written on the rabies certificate. The name and manufacturer of the rabies vaccine must be entered on the health certificate.
The UK prohibits import of the following dog breeds: Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa , Dogo Argentino , and Fila Braziliero.
Additional information for pet owners on exporting a dog or cat to the United Kingdom.
Last Modified: January 29, 2014