Taking your pet on holiday abroad ?
There have been some recent updates to the pet passport scheme, specifically travel to the UK. Some countries may have further requirements. Remember if you are planning a return journey there are a few extra points to remember. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.
TRAVELLING TO THE UK ONLY [PRIVATE OWNERS travelling with 5 or less animals]
Dog must be micro-chipped at or before Rabies vaccination
Dog must have a Rabies vaccination administered no earlier than 12 weeks of age
Passport to be filled out by issuing veterinary surgeon
Can only travel 21 days after Rabies vaccination
COMMERCIAL TRANSPORT TO UK (Includes welfare org’s re homing, any exchange of ownership or private owners with more than 5 animals)
Type 2 Transport authorisation required – from Dept. of Agriculture
Balai health cert required* – issued by Dept. of Ag. Within 24 hours of travel
Private transport to Continental EU
As UK private above
PLUS Tapeworm treatment given BY VET & certified on passport 5 to 1 days pre ARRIVAL at destination.
(We highly recommend a tick treatment is also given, although this is not mandatory)
REMEMBER; Further requirements for RETURN journeys depending on length of stay
( Andorra; Gibraltar; Greenland and the Faroe Islands; Iceland; Liechtenstein; Monaco; Norway; San Marino; Switzerland; Vatican City State are included in “EU countries”)
NB The above is a summary of the main points and are based on the assumption the owner is travelling with the animal. Owners must not rely solely on this information when making travel arrangements. The regulations are subject to changes from time to time and are published by the Department of Agriculture http://www.
Non listed countries must adhere to different regulations please refer to above Department of Agriculture website for further details.