Pet Travel Scheme 

You are responsible for ensuring your pet meets all the rules for entering the UK. We have compiled these steps to help you complete the process correctly. 

Timing is everything when applying for an EU pet Passport, failure to meet the deadlines or not following the regulations could prove to be extremely costly and your pet could be declined access to the UK and your pet forced into quarantine. 

  • Step 1 = Microchip your pet. The microchip is the most reliable way to identify your pet, this will link your pets identity to its passport.
  • Step 2 = Vaccinate your pet. Your pet requires a rabies vaccination, this must be given AFTER the microchip has been implanted. This must be kept up to date and in the case of the UK wait a further 21 days before entry or re-entry into the UK.
  • Step 3 = Ensure your passport is correctly completed; including microchip details,vets stamp to verify vaccination is up to date and also that your pet has been treated for Tapeworms.
  • Step 4 =Your pet MUST be treated for tapeworm by a VET this can not be done by yourself. It must be administered no less than 24 hours and no more than 120 hours (1-5 days) before checking in with an approved transport company.

Additional note : The product for treating tapeworm must contain praziquantel, and must be given every time the pet returns to the UK If you have any other queries regarding this process or coming into the UK from a non approved country then give us a call or click on the link below www.defra.gov.uk

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