Importation of animals
North Yorkshire County Council is responsible for
monitoring the welfare of livestock in transit and whilst at
market, licensing the movement of animals and recording the
movements of sheep and pigs.
For further information, please contact the Animal Health Team
at North Yorkshire County Council on 0845 330 1221 or email
visit the North Yorkshire County Council website.
Pet Travel Scheme
Importation rules state that pets brought into the United
Kingdom are quarantined in facilities approved by the
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (
) for six
months, to help keep the UK free from rabies and other
However, the Pet Travel
) allows pet dogs (including
guide and hearing dogs), cats and ferrets from designated
countries to enter the UK without quarantine as long as they meet
the scheme rules. The scheme also means that UK residents can
take their pets to the designated countries and return to the UK
Under PETS rules, all pets must be vaccinated for rabies
and have a pet passport.