Moving Pets between Portugal, the UK and Ireland

The UK and Ireland have additional pet travel restrictions to most of mainland Europe. Make sure your pet is properly prepared...

The rules for bringing a pet cat, dog or ferret into the UK depend on the country the pet came from.

The UK Gov website classifies countries into lists, Part 1 and Part 2.

DEFRA, the UK Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs, has comprehensive and up-to-date information on the website, including how to get and use a horse passport. DEFRA will provide an information pack on request.

Dogs must be treated against tapeworm no less than 24 hours and not more than 120 hours (five days) before arriving in the UK. This treatment must be recorded in the pet passport by a veterinary surgeon. Dogs arriving from Malta, Ireland, or Finland do not need to be treated against tapeworm.