AllExperts Question: Elton John on The View Says UK Lifted Quarantine Laws? Not Quite.
Subject: Taking dog to England for a month
Question: I just heard that England has lifted their quarantine rules per Elton John on The View today with his dogs he came with. Is this true and how does one do this?
Answer: No, it's not quite as simple as that. Fairly recently, the UK has introduced something called the "Pet Travel Scheme" which is a list of rules and requirements that you follow prior to departure in order to avoid quarantine time. If you do not follow these steps, in the order specified, your pet will still have quarantine time. Taking pets internationally is still a relatively complicated process that requires shots, blood work, and paperwork. In total, the process (including the waiting period for test results and approvals) can take at least six months to complete. For a comprehensive list of the steps required, please see our website. Hope this information helps and if you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to ask. You can also contact our UK Specialist, Scotty at Pet Relocation . com.