Pet travel remains unaffected by Britain leaving the EU at the moment.
The procedure to issue your pet with a passport is as follows:
- Dogs, cats and ferrets need a microchip to identify them.
- At three months of age (or older) we can give a rabies vaccination and issue a pet passport.
- 21 days after this, your pet can travel overseas. Countries outside of the EU have various requirements and we may need to get import permits organised (some have quarantine), but those within the EU are generally very straight forward destinations to which you can easily take your pet.
Coming back into the UK is also very simple from most EU countries. Dogs will need a vet check and a tapeworm treatment 1-5 days before coming back into the UK (cats can just re-enter).
Returning from countries further afield, your pet will need to have had a blood sample at least 30 days after the rabies vaccine was administered to prove the vaccine worked, then has to wait at least 3 months from the date of that blood sample before it can come back into the UK. Ideally we’d organise this for you before you leave the UK rather than you having to battle to sort it out in the back of beyond – but please chat to us and we can help!
We work very closely with PetAir UK for any overseas exports or imports.