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Pet Transport To The UK From The U.S. Rules And Regulations

(England, Scotland, Wales, And Northern Ireland)

Pet Transport For Dogs, Cats, And Ferrets

Health Certificate For Pet Transport Issuance And Submission

Health certificates for pet transport/Dog transportation services requires original ink signatures from the issuing USDA Accredited Veterinarian and the endorsing APHIS Veterinary Medical Officer with the application of the APHIS embossed seal. Also It cannot be submitted through online Veterinary Export Health Certification System (VEHCS)

What Is An EU Passport?

An EU Pet Passport is a document that contains official health information for a pet. So This document is issued by an official EU vet. Also the EU Passport is for an EU National to freely travel within the United Kingdom with their pet dog, cat, or ferret.

Do You Have An EU Passport For Your Pet Transport?

YES —  I have and EU Pet Passport —  You do not need to meet the following requirements because of your EU Pet Passport.

NO — I do NOT have an EU Pet Passport — You must meet these few requirements to have your pet transported.

So the pets need to be identified with a microchip. As well as will need a Rabies vaccination. Also there is a 21-day waiting period after primary vaccination.  You must have an accredited veterinarian issue (complete and sign) the EU health certificate. Also you need to have APHIS endorse (sign and seal) the EU health certificate for pet transport (Dog transportation services) .

  • So after your vet issues the EU health certificate you need completed paperwork endorsed by your local APHIS Veterinary Services office.
  • Your local APHIS Vet office will provide specific information about the process. As well as fees associated with endorsement of the EU health certificate.
  • Endorsement Fees

Dogs Only

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Tapeworm (Echinococcus) Treatment

So dogs 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. Also the EU veterinarian will add the tapeworm treatment information to the EU health certificate issued in the United States. So It is your responsibility to ensure your pet meets the import requirements of each country you visit.

However  the United Kingdom has specific requirements based on the type of pets transported/Dog transportation services. There are two different kinds of health certificates depending on if you are having a pet dog. Or maybe you have something other then a dog. Also the EU pet health certificate is valid for pet transport within the EU for up to 4 months from the issued date. It just has to have a current rabies vaccine documented on it. Dogs 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. Also it is your responsibility to ensure your pet meets the import requirements of each country you visit.

Birds Only

Please Read All Requirements For Pet Transport For You Pet Bird To The UK

  • Pet bird(s) must have an identification number.
  • As well as your pet bird may have to undergo isolation and/or testing before the pet transport/Dog transportation services

Pet Bird Isolation

Like pet birds can be confined in your home under official supervision ( the USDA Accredited Veterinarian). Also it must be at least 30 days before the pet being transported. It also can not come in contact with any other birds.

Or you could have your Pet birds vaccinated once for Avian Influenza H5 and H7 . However you must re-vaccinated within the last 6 months but no later than 60 days before the pet transport(Dog transportation services). The U.S. does not vaccinated pet birds for Avian Influenza.

Or you must isolate the pet bird from other birds for at least 10 days prior to being transported from the U.S. As well as it will need tested for Avian Influenza H5 and H7 with either a RT-PCR or virus isolation test on both a cloacal and an oropharyngeal swab at least 3 days after the 10 day isolation starts.

Or there is one other option but its not available in all EU countries. There is also an option to arrange a quarantine for your pet bird. It also must be in an approved facility. It will have to be quarantine for 30 days.

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