Pet Passports

Thinking of traveling abroad with your pet?

Animals, Pets, Travel, PETS

The Pet Travel Scheme (PETS) is the system that allows pet dogs, cats and ferrets from certain countries to enter the UK without quarantine as long as they meet the conditions of the scheme.

It also means that people in the UK can take their dogs, cats and ferrets to other European Union (EU) countries, and bring them back to the UK without the need for the animals to enter quarantine.

These rules are in place to keep the UK free from rabies and certain other diseases.  The general scheme requirements for exports from UK to EU countries are:

  • Microchip or legible tattoo imprinted prior to 3 July 2011
  • Rabies vaccination
  • 21 day wait before being eligible to travel to other EU countries
  • PETS documentation (Pet passport).

Like any legislation this is subject to changes so we advise you to check out the Defra Website and UK Government Website for up to date information of the requirements.

All Pet Passport documentation, microchipping, parasite treatments and vaccines required to take your pet abroad are available at our practice.  Please feel free to contact us to make an appointment on 01752 779999.

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