Relocating Pets to Scotland
Scotland stands out for its proud heritage and deep-rooted traditions. This stunning Highland country has got everything you'll need with beautiful nature, free healthcare and public education, and world-class culture, not to mention the happy boisterousness of the Scottish people that makes everyone feel welcome. Along with the wonderfully frank disposition of the Scots, they also possess profound love for all types of animals and pets especially dogs and horses.
Thanks to the Scotland Land Reform Act of 2003, you and your dog have the right to walk almost anywhere in Scotland, so long as you stick to the Scottish Outdoor Access Code. Scotland is the ideal destination for pet-friendly holidays and is just bursting with beautiful loch-sidewalks, coastal trails and country rambles. The wonderful Scottish Isles provide miles of stunning sandy beaches for you and your dog to enjoy together. From self-catering cottages and woodland lodges, coastal hotels, B&B’s and more, there is a variety of pet-friendly accommodation to choose from.
- The first step for your pet’s trip is microchipping them with an ISO-compliant microchip prior to travel.
- Your pet must be vaccinated against rabies and DHPPIL vaccinations.
- A rabies titer test must be administered 30 days after the vaccination if travelling from a high-risk country. To avoid quarantine, your pet can enter Scotland no sooner than 3 months after the date the blood was drawn.
- Dogs must undergo tapeworm treatment within 1 to 5 days before travelling.
- The non-commercial EU health certificate for Scotland should be completed by a licensed vet in your country within 5 days of travel and should be endorsed by the government agency responsible for the import and export of animals.
- Your pet must enter Scotland as Manifested Cargo.
- Certain breeds are not permitted to enter Scotland: Brazilian Fila, Dogo Argentino, Japanese Tosa Inu or American Staffordshire Pit Bull Terrier.
- Unvaccinated and non-microchipped puppies and kittens below the age of 12 weeks are not permitted to enter Scotland.
As you start planning your trip overseas, you should consider hiring professional assistance to make your pet’s relocation safe, smooth and hassle-free. AirPets relocates hundreds of pets every year to and from India and is very thorough with its process. You can get in touch with us at +91-9257-123-123 or write to [email protected] for a professional consultation.