Pet Travel Question: Moving Cats to the UK

Name: Norman
Number of Pets: Two
Pet Type: Domestic Cats (7 years old)
From: South Africa Gauteng Pretoria
To: The South of the U.K.

Can this be done? What are the medical requirements? Are there quarantine requirements?

Hi Norman,

Thanks for contacting us with your questions! Here are the pet import requirements for the UK. This has long been a somewhat difficult country to enter due to the fact that it's rabies free and imposes a quarantine, however beginning in January 2012 these rules are scheduled to relax (at this time the UK will essentially fall in line with the rest of the EU). The steps you need to take will depend on when you wanted to travel and what you've done so far.

Take a look at these links and then please let us know if you have more questions. You can also visit our site for a free quote if you're interested in our services. Thanks again, and good luck!


PetRelocation Team




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