Pet Passports

Pet Passports

Are you planning to take your pet on holiday? Our vets are happy to provide you with all the help you need to travel in and out of the UK with your pet.

The Pets Travel Scheme allows dogs, cats and ferrets to travel easily between the UK and qualifying countries with a Passport. This means there is no need for your pet to spend time in quarantine.

The basic requirements of travel are:

  1. A microchip- your pet MUST be chipped before any further stages can be completed
  2. A rabies vaccination and subsequent issuing of a Pet Passport. You will need to wait until 21 days after the vaccination to travel to or from the UK
  3. Dogs must receive a tapeworm treatment from a vet 1-5days before coming back into the UK

In the UK rabies boosters may only need to be given every 3 years (depending on the brand of vaccine used). If you are spending prolonged periods of time in other countries then we recommend you check the local requirements.

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you wish to discuss your travel requirements or to book a Pet passport consultation please call the surgery on 01782 657788. We are happy to help with travel within the EU as well as planning exports to non EU countries.

Please Note

These factsheets are provided as guidelines only. If you are at all concerned about the wellbeing of your pet then please call Hope Veterinary Surgery immediately by using our phone number 01782 657788.

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