“Does My Poodle Have to Go to Quarantine in The UK?”

Name: Chantelle
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Toy Poodle
From: US
To: UK

Dear PetRelocation,

My question is, if I have all documentation required to move my pet to the UK, will I still have to put my pet in quarantine? He has very bad anxiety issues.

Thank you,



Hi Chantelle,

Thanks for your question -- it's a good one. Many people assume their pets will have to stay in quarantine for a few days after moving from one country to another, but most of the time that's not the case.

The United Kingdom actually used to impose a quarantine, but ever since Jan. 2012, pets that meet the basic requirements and who are coming from approved countries (such as the United States) do not have to serve the 180-day quarantine. Here are all the details of the UK Pet Travel Scheme.

Hopefully this answers your questions, Chantelle. If you'd still like some assistance relocating your Poodle, please fill out our free quote form. Good luck with the trip!



PetRelocation Team




United States, UK
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