When travelling with your pet dog, cat or ferret, the rules you must follow depend on the country you’re going to or coming from.
Travelling within the EU (or into the EU from another ‘listed’ country)
When travelling to or returning to the UK from another EU or non-EU listed country your pet needs:
1) A microchip
2) A rabies vaccination (make sure your pet is microchipped first or the vaccination won’t count)
3) A pet passport or official third country veterinary certificate
4) Tapeworm treatment (for dogs only)
5) Use an authorised carrier and an approved route.
And you must wait 21 days from the date of the rabies vaccination before travelling.
Travelling into the EU from an unlisted country
An ‘unlisted’ country is any country not included in the list of EU and non-EU countries.
When travelling to or returning to the UK from an unlisted country, your pet needs:
Points 1) and 2) and also:
3) A blood test – the vet must take the blood sample at least 30 days after the rabies vaccination (the date of vaccination counts as day 0, not day 1)
4) An official third country veterinary certificate
5) Tapeworm treatment (for dogs only)
6) You must also use an authorised carrier and an approved route.
Please feel free to contact us for any query about this matter.