Pet Travel From South Africa to England

Good Day,

Would you be able to give me a rough indication of what it would cost to take our dogs with us to England? What are the requirements and is there a quarantine period?




Hi Marco,

Thank you for your inquiry, we'd be happy to help!

As we note in our recent UK Pet Travel Spotlight Series, one of the first things you'll want to do is get acquainted with the pet import requirements for pets coming from South Africa. According to the official UK government website, South Africa is an "unlisted" country so you'll need to follow the rules outlined here for a smooth entry. If all rules are followed correctly, your dogs will not need to fulfill a quarantine period.

As for price, this will ultimately depend on a few factors but for an idea of what to expect you can take a look at these typical pet travel costs.

For more information, please look over these frequently asked questions about UK pet travel and feel free to contact us for a pet travel consultation if you're interested in hiring some assistance. Pet travel to the UK can be tricky, and many people choose to save themselves a bit of time and stress by enlisting the help of experts.

Hopefully this helps to get you started! Just let us know if we can answer any more questions and happy traveling!

Pet Travel Question Details:

Name: Marco
Number of Pets: 4
Pet Type: Dogs
Pet Breed: 2 Dachshunds, Jack Russel and a Great Dane
From: South Africa
To: England, United Kingdom


PetRelocation Team




UK, South Africa


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By Roslynne Hughes on September 6, 2017 at 2:24 pm

Would like you to pls give me details on what is required to take my Bassett to the U K thanx Ros Hughes

By on September 6, 2017 at 4:11 pm

Hello Roslynne,

We would be happy to guide you through the UK requirements, but this is dependent upon what country you are coming from. If you are traveling from the US, the requirements for import can be found here.

However as mentioned in the blog above, there are some countries that are labeled "unlisted" by the UK. These countries would require additional steps for import.

We hope this helps! Should you need further guidance or if you would like a quote for our services to move your Bassett, please feel free to contact us.

By Mikeala Josey on October 9, 2017 at 1:30 am

Howdy~ I would like to know what it would take to transport my 4 dogs from south africa to the UK, what would the costing be? Or would that depend on breed?

By on October 9, 2017 at 7:55 am

Hello Mikeala, thanks for the questions!

Yes, many factors go into our quotes - from breeds to locations - so the best way to obtain costs for our services would be to fill out our online form here. That way we have all of the necessary information about your dogs' move to best advise you on our service options and pricing.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

By stephen on October 22, 2017 at 2:41 pm

Good Day ,I'd just like to enquire about the estimated cost of sending a Jack Russell from South Africa to England . He has been Sterilised , vaccinations are upto date & been microchipped. Has an upto date record of all of the above . did read the links provided but don't give the answer to the question. It's seems to only give a break down of the procedure involved. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

By on October 23, 2017 at 9:34 am

Hello Stephen, thanks for your question!

Our services and costs are customized to each person's specific details and needs. For example, while we mainly offer door-to-door services, we can also offer door-to-port services and other variations of this.

Please fill out our online form here to ensure we have all of the information we need to properly quote your dog's upcoming move. One of our consultants will be happy to reach out!

We look forward to hearing from you!

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