A Pet Passport allows your pet to travel freely around most of Europe without being subject to quarantine.
Its purpose is to prevent the introduction of rabies and other diseases into the UK.
UK regulations were simplified on 1st January 2012. Currently, a waiting period of 3 weeks is required between the time of giving the rabies vaccination and the date upon which you wish to travel with your pet.
What do you need to do?
- If you want to travel with your pet to Europe (EU), it’s simple:
During your appointment, we will check your pet, ensure their microchip is working, record the number and administer their rabies vaccination. We will prepare and issue the passport on site and provide advice there-on.
You will need to wait for the obligatory 3 weeks, and then it’s bon voyage!
- Travel to other countries is usually more involved.
As soon as you know when and where you want to travel, it’s important that you contact us to start the process for issuing your documents. It depends on your destination as to which rules and regulations will apply and what time periods will be necessary to complete the formalities for your pet’s travel. We can contact DEFRA on your behalf for current details.
See www.defra.gov.uk for further information.