Pet Travel Question: Moving Dogs from Shanghai to the UK

Name: Judith
Number of Pets: 2
Pet Type: Dogs
Pet Breed: Labrador and Schnauzer
From: Shanghai
To: UK

What is the best way of bringing our pets back to our home in the UK? Is there a way of lessening the quarantine requirements - maybe through their staying in another country on their way? What would be an approximate cost?


Hello Judith,

Thanks for the question! Moving pets to the UK generally requires a bit of work, but we have helped many people figure out the logistics and make the journey safely. We even offer a free, downloadable UK Pet Travel Guide.

You're right that you'll need to work around the quarantine imposed by the rabies-free UK. Coming from Shanghai does not qualify you for the Pet Travel Scheme, so you will either need to stay in an approved country for a few months prior to entering the UK or carry out the quarantine upon arrival.

Contact us if you have more questions, and visit our site for a free consultation. Good luck with everything, Judith!


PetRelocation Team




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