Is There Quarantine for Dogs Traveling to Scotland?

Hi PetRelocation,

I need to get my dogs to Scotland from the United States and I'd like to know where to begin. I'm not sure what is required; is there a quarantine that needs to be done?

Thank You,

Hello Sue,

Thanks for contacting us! To start, here are the pet import import requirements for Scotland. We also have a guide to moving pets to the UK that should help you along your way in terms of figuring out vaccine and paperwork requirements as well as tips for booking pet friendly flights, routing, and even crate training. 

Since you're coming from the United States you qualify for the Pet Travel Scheme, meaning that if you meet all the prescribed rules your dogs won't have to undergo quarantine upon arrival.

We've helped many pets travel safely to Scotland (including sweet Bella) and can assure you that it's possible to plan a safe and streamlined trip with the right preparation. 

Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any more questions or if you'd like some assistance planning your dogs' trip, Sue. Good luck with your travels!


Pet Travel Question Details:

Name: Sue
Number of Pets: 2
Pet Type: Dogs
Pet Breed: Chihuahua
From: Pittsburgh, PA, United States
To: Edinburgh, Scotland


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By Susan Hunt on September 14, 2018 at 1:51 pm

Hi Sue,How did it turn out with your Chihuahuas on the flight?I need to travel with my 16yr old 3 lb Chihuahua on 9/30 to the UK and I’m very concerned because she will have to fly in the cargo area of the plane. Did yours do ok??Thank you! Susan

By Kate on May 31, 2017 at 11:38 pm

Hi, Could you please tell me the legal requirements for bringing my dogs to relocate in Scotland from Australia? Warm regards, Kate.

By on June 1, 2017 at 8:44 am

Hi Kate, thank you for your inquiry! Here is a link to the official UK pet import requirements, which should help you get started: If you're interested in hiring some assistance with your move, you're welcome to contact us to set up a consultation: Hope this helps! Just let us know if we can be of service and happy traveling!

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