Pet Passport and Pet Travel
Our vets are government licensed to issue pet passports if you and your pet plan to travel or live abroad. We are also able to certify certificates for export.
- Rabies vaccinations are required for travel to EU countries or back into the UK. You must wait 21 days after the vaccination before travelling, and your pet must be at least 12 weeks old before being vaccinated.
- Your pet must be microchipped and have up to date details registered online.
- If you are travelling to/ from an unlisted/ non EU country please check the government website. Your pet may require blood tests, and a waiting period after vaccination of 3 months.
- Ensure booster vaccinations are up to date and will not expire during your travels. Check the due date in your vaccination card if you are unsure. Overdue boosters may delay your return to the UK.
- A pet passport or third country veterinary certificate is required to travel, even within the EU. Your pet must travel within 5 days of the person who is responsible for it.
- A vet must treat your dog for tapeworm and record it in the pet passport/ certificate everytime you want to enter the UK (with some countries excluded). Treatment must be given with 24 and 120 hours (1-5 days) before re-entering the UK. It can be given by a vet in the UK if you will leave and return within this timeframe. A second treatment should be given 28 days after return.
The information on this page is advisory only, and we advise that you visit these government websites:
Or for the most up to date information you can call:
Pet Travel Scheme helpline 0370 241 1710