You may be considering taking your pet abroad for a number of reasons: Perhaps you want to go on holiday and take your pet with you or perhaps you are emigrating.
In each case there are requirements you have to meet to travel with your pet.
Please be aware that these requirements can take time – you should begin preparing for your travel a minimum of six months before you begin to travel if travelling outside of the EU.
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THE REQUIREMENTS FOR TRAVELLING ABROAD WITH YOUR PET MAY CHANGE AS A RESULT OF BREXIT.
Emigrating with your pet
Depending on where you are emigrating to, you will need to meet the requirements of that country for your pet.
Current information on the requirements for each country can be found at the official government website for DEFRA. Our vets will also be happy to help you determine what is required for your pet to travel.
To qualify for the Pet Travel Scheme your pet will need to:
- Be Micro-chipped
- Be Vaccinated against Rabies
- Have a Passport issued by a Licensed Veterinary Inspector (LVIs)
Prior to coming back to the UK you will also to arrange an appointment for your pet to be treated by a vet for worms and tick control and this must be stamped in your passport.
You can take your pet out of the UK 21 days after they have been vaccinated against rabies and had their passport issued.