The following table shows the number of pet cats, dogs and ferrets entering the UK under the pet travel scheme (PETS) each year since 2000:
Cats Dogs Ferrets 2000 2,062 12,633 0 2001 3,562 23,158 0 2002 4,359 36,410 0 2003 6,012 48,938 0 2004 7,314 57,418 10 2005 8,346 69,549 39 2006 8,375 74,285 31 2007 10,137 89,127 43 2008 (January-March only) 1,855 17,723 12
2008 (January-March only)
No decisions on changes to PETS have yet been taken. The European Commission has proposed an extension to the derogations which the UK and some other member states have under EC Regulation 998/2003 until 31 August 2009. The European Parliament is considering a further extension until 30 June 2010.
UK-resident dogs, cats and ferrets can travel to any of the countries and territories shown as follows and return to the UK under the Pet Travel Scheme (PETS). Pets that come from any of these countries can also enter the UK under PETS as long as they meet the rules. Pets must not have been outside any of the listed countries in the six calendar months before travelling to the UK in order to qualify.
Antigua and Barbuda
British Virgin Islands
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Pierre and Miquelon
Trinidad and Tobago
United Arab Emirates
Wallis and Funtuna.
1 Dogs, cats and ferrets prepared for PETS in, or returning under PETS to the UK from, the Republic of Cyprus may enter or re-enter the UK without quarantine. However, PETS compliant animals travelling from north Cyprus (the area north of the buffer zone) must be licensed into quarantine for six months on arrival in the UK. This must be arranged before the animal travels.
2 Includes St. Barthelemy and St. Martin (French part of the island).
3 No preparation or documentation is necessary for the movement of pets directly between the UK and the Republic of Ireland.
4 Although Jamaica is a qualifying country under the EU Regulation, Jamaican law currently prevents the involvement of that country in PETS. PETS-prepared animals may not enter Jamaica and animals may not be prepared for PETS in Jamaica.
5 The import into UK quarantine of dogs and cats from Malaysia (Peninsula) is prohibited unless health certification provided by the Malaysian veterinary authorities is provided which confirms that the cat or dog:
(i) has had no contact with pigs during at least the 60 days prior to export; and
(ii) has not been resident on holdings where during the past 60 days any case of Nipah disease has been confirmed; and
(iii) has been subjected with a negative result to an IgC capture ELISA test carried out in a laboratory approved for testing for antibody against the Nipah disease viruses by the competent veterinary authorities on a sample of blood taken within 10 days of export.
6 The Russian Federation consists of 88 subjects (regions). Please note that the following Republics are not part of the Russian Federation: Moldova, Georgia, Ukraine, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.