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Bringing your pets to the UK

It is possible to bring your pets from overseas, however, please bear in mind that some animals may require quarantine for several months prior to import to the UK. Check the rules about any pets you might want to bring as early as possible, to make sure that you can meet any requirements regarding microchipping, vaccinations, pet passports, and quarantine. 

All pets will require an international pet passport. Please check the Pets Travel Scheme (PETS) for more information on this.

Detailed information about travelling to the UK with pets is provided on the relevant government website.

Pet-friendly rentals

Pets are not always allowed in rental properties, which can present a challenge for those hoping to bring their animals with them.  It should also be noted that some landlords may be open to negotiation about allowing pets in their properties. Normally, where an agreement is reached it is subject to a higher deposit and payment for carpet cleaning at the end of the tenancy. It is always worth speaking with the landlord or landlord's agent about this possibility.