Do I need any documentation for my pet?

Please view the table below to find out what documentation you need for your pet.

Pet Travel Information

 

UK-Continent

Continent-UK

Dogs and Cats

Valid Pet passport

Valid Pet passport

Import Licence if not Pet Travel Scheme compliant

Ferrets

Valid Pet passport

Valid Pet passport

Fishes

Ornamental tropical fish (fish that cannot survive in UK waters) no documentation required.

Other fish may need an export health certificate available from the Fish Diseases Lab in Weymouth

Ornamental tropical fish no documentation required.

Other fish will need an import health certificate available from the Fish Diseases Lab in Weymouth

Guinea Pigs, Rats & Gerbils

Up to 4, no documentation required

Up to 4, no documentation required

Parrots

May need a CITES certificate, check with authority of country of destination

No documentation required

Budgies, Canaries & Cockatiels

Export health certificate from local vet

No documentation required

Other birds

May need a CITES certificate, check with authority of country of destination

May need CITES certificate. Depends on species
General Licence required for poultry

Reptiles

May need a CITES certificate, check with authority of country of destination

May need CITES certificate. Depends on species

Rabbits

We do not carry rabbits on any of our ships

We do not carry rabbits on any of our ships.

Useful Information

Export health certificates are available from exporters' local DEFRA animal health division office. Private health certificates are available from your local vet.

Cities - Global Wildlife Division, Defra, 1/17 Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Temple Quay, Bristol, BS1 6EB.  - Tel: 0117 372 8749

The Fish Health Inspectorate - CEFAS Weymouth Laboratory, Barrack Road, The Nothe, Weymouth, DT4 8UB - Tel: 01305 206673

DEFRA - Web: www.defra.gov.uk/animalh/quarantine  Tel: 0870 241 1710 (Mon-Fri 0830 - 1730) E-Mail: pets.helpline@defra.gsi.gov.uk