International Pet Travel

International Pet Import Requirements

When moving pets overseas you need to be aware of certain requirements as set down by the country of import and also by the country of export. So, well before your pet’s move, it pays dividends to research for as much information as possible.

The information given therein is based on dogs, cats and exotic pets travelling to and from all parts of the world.


Almost every veterinary practice within the United Kingdom has a DEFRA (AHVLA) licensed Official Veterinarian (OV) able to carry out the Government’s Veterinary Export Requirements.

Official Veterinarian is the term used to describe private practice veterinarians who perform work on behalf of an EU member state. Previously OVs were commonly referred to as Local Veterinary Inspectors (LVIs)