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Pet passports and travel

Pet passports and travel

According to regulations issued 1st January 2012, a pet passport is required in order to travel with your pet in the EU and other listed countries.

Pet passport requirements

At Forest House Veterinary Group, we are able to issue pet passports subject to the following requirements:

Travel from the UK to an EU/listed country
In order to take your cat, dog or ferret out of the UK to an EU/listed country your pet must:
• Be microchipped
• Be vaccinated against rabies at least 21 days before entry to another country; either a booster is administered (provided there is time) or a full vaccine. Animals must be at least 12 weeks of age to be vaccinated against rabies.
• Have an EU pet passport

Travel from an EU/listed country to the UK
In order to take your cat, dog or ferret out of an EU/listed country and into the UK your pet must:
• Be microchipped
• Be vaccinated against rabies at least 21 days before entry into the UK; either a booster is administered (provided there is time) or a full vaccine
• Have an EU pet passport
• Be treated for tapeworms by a vet one to five days before the scheduled arrival time in the UK (dogs only)

Please note, there is no mandatory requirement for tick treatment, but this is still strongly recommended.

Please visit the DEFRA website for further information.

If you are wishing to export your pet permanently, travel requirements vary from country to country. We are able to put you in contact with a company who specialises in this area and can make all the arrangements for you. Please call the practice on 01753 858877 for further information.

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