Pet Passports 

Depending on where you wish to travel to and whether it is for a holiday or emigration then different legislation may apply.

 

Please check the defra sites or the British Veterinary Association site below to get the most up to date information.

 

Pet Passport system for travel to Europe are:

 

1. Have a readable microchip placed. These must be of a standard that can be read by the port authorities. It is always a good idea to get the microchip checked prior to you travelling.

 

2. Vaccinated against rabies and stay up to date with re-vaccination as necessary.

 

3. A Pet Passport can then be issued. Always check all data on the passport is correct as this can be difficult to correct if you are abroad or at customs when an error is noticed.

 

4. After vaccination your pet must wait 21 days before re-entry will be allowed into the uk. Exit from the uk is allowed before hand

 

5. Be treated for tapeworm and check that your pet are in good health by a local veterinary surgeon. This check must be done 24 to 120 hours prior to check in on the journey home.  If the trip is less than 5 days this can be done at Ashmore Veterinary Centre.

 

6. It is the pet owners responsibility to make sure they are up to date with current legislation. The information above is correct as of 01 Feb 2014

 

http://www.bva.co.uk/News-campaigns-and-policies/Policies/Companion-animals/Pet-travel/

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