Pet Travel Question: Shipping Pets to the UK

Name: Alex
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Mix
From: Republic of Georgia
To: United Kingdom


I currently live in the Republic of Georgia. I have a four-month-old Georgian mix breed street pup that I adopted three months ago when her mother was killed by a car. I have a pet passport, my dog has been chipped, vaccinated against rabies in very early October, and has had a blood test taken five weeks later (currently pending the titer blood test results which should arrive around the 27th of Nov; the blood samples are sent from Georgia to Germany for analysis).

She has received her three vaccines against distemper, parvo, influenza and adeno virus type 2, has been vaccinated for kennel cough, and is under milbemax (de-worming and against heartworm) and cestal plus (another de-wormer).

What else do I need to do before I can get her back to the UK (or even France)? What additional paperwork will I need from the vet and will they be accepted? How long before I can travel with her?

Thank you so much for your help!




Hi Alex,

Thanks for your question, and congrats on rescuing a pup in need of a good home.

First, here's a link to the official requirements for bringing a dog to the UK. It sounds like you're in great shape so far with all the vaccines, etc., and now you'll need to allow three months to pass from the time the blood sample was taken before you can travel. Also, the vet certificate/passport must certify the microchip, vaccination and blood test result. You must also use an approved travel route (more info about that is available in the above link).

Please let us know if you have any  more questions, and good luck with the trip!


PetRelocation Team




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