Pets less than 12 weeks old that have not been vaccinated for rabies as well as pets 12-16 weeks old that were vaccinated for rabies less than 21 days prior to arrival in the UK are NOT eligible for entry into the UK and may be refused entry or quarantined upon arrival at the owner’s expense.
5 or less dogs, cats, and ferrets traveling
6 or more dogs, cats and ferrets traveling
NOTICE: The United Kingdom has specific requirements based on the type of pet you are traveling with. To get the appropriate Health Certificate, read requirements 1-6 listed above and choose the option that applies to you.
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INCLUDES Dogs DOES NOT INCLUDE Dogs
Please note: The EU health certificate is valid for travel within the EU for up to 4 months from the date it is issued by the USDA Accredited Veterinarian as long as the rabies vaccine documented on it does not expire. After entering the EU, dogs subsequently traveling to the United Kingdom, Ireland, Finland, Malta, or Norway will need to be treated for tapeworms by an EU veterinarian within 1-5 days before entering those countries. The EU veterinarian will add the tapeworm treatment information to the EU health certificate issued in the United States. It is your responsibility to ensure your pet meets the import requirements of each country you visit.
This means the USDA Accredited Veterinarian you are working with has agreed to supervise your bird’s 30 day quarantine in your home.
Pet Birds in the U.S. are not vaccinated for Avian Influenza. This option should be lined-out for all U.S. origin pet birds
This means your pet bird must be isolated (kept away) from other birds for at least 10 days prior to leaving the U.S. and tested for Avian Influenza H5N1 with a PCR or virus isolation test on a cloacal swab at least 3 days after the 10 day isolation starts.
The UK does not offer post-entry quarantine of pet birds. This option has been pre-lined out on the below health certificate as a reminder and indication that it may not be selected.
Once your pet bird has meet all the entry requirements of the UK, your pet bird will be eligible to travel to the UK. A USDA Accredited Veterinarian must exam your bird and issue the below health certificate within 48 hours of travel or the last working day prior to the date of departure to the EU. APHIS endorsement of the health certificate is required after it has been issued by a USDA Accredited Veterinarian.
For pet travel requirements not listed, APHIS has not been officially informed by the foreign country about the requirements for your pet’s travel. We recommended that you contact a government official of the country you are traveling to for more information.
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Airlines may have separate and additional requirements. Check with your airline to determine what requirements they may have, if any.
Additional information about APHIS’ role in international health certificate endorsement.