Can I still take my pet to the United Kingdom after Brexit?

Yes, you can take your cat, dog or ferret to the United Kingdom. But there are rules for travelling with pets. Your pet must for example have a pet passport. And it must be microchipped. Read more about all the rules below.

You want to travel from the Netherlands to the UK with your pet

If you want to take your pet from the Netherlands to the United Kingdom, your pet must:

  • be microchipped (for identification purposes). The microchip must be fitted before the animal is vaccinated against rabies;
  • be vaccinated against rabies. You must wait at least 21 days before travelling with your pet after the first vaccination;
  • have a valid European pet passport;
  • be wormed shortly before travelling. This only applies to dogs. Dogs must be wormed no less than 24 hours and no more than 120 hours (5 days) before entering the UK. More details about the required treatment can be found on the UK government’s website.

Read more about travelling with your pet from the Netherlands to the UK after Brexit on the website of the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA).