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Importation of Animals

The licensing of animal imports is dealt with by the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (tel: 020 7904 6508, email:

For further information, visit the  Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affair (DEFRA) website.

You may wish to note that importation of pet animals from abroad into Aberdeen (airport or seaport) is prohibited and will result in enforcement action by the Animal Health Service of this Authority.

Back to the Animal Policy home page.


  • Andrew Gilchrist
    Environmental Health and Trading Standards
    Housing and Environment
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    3rd Floor South
    Marischal College
    Broad Street
    AB10 1AB
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