Pet Passport

 

For more information on pet travel please see Defra's website. www.defra.gov.uk

 

If you have a pet passport issued, it is best to check DEFRA's website before arranging travel as regulations and laws may change.

 



Here at Bromley Common Vets, we have an Official Veterinarian and are able to issue and complete EU Pet Passports and other travel documents, as well as providing advice and help with any travel plans you many have with your pets.

 

Travelling in EU and non-EU listed countries with your pets is now very simple but certain rules must be complied with to ensure re-entrance of your pet into the UK without any quarantine.

 

The EU Pet Passport Scheme allows travel of your pet to/from EU and non-EU listed countries without any quarantine restrictions on re-entrance into the UK.

 

The aim of the EU Pet Passport is to prevent infectious diseases which can cause human health issues (such as rabies) from entering the UK from abroad via pet animals without lengthy quarantine restrictions.

 

 

To obtain an EU Pet Passport and to travel with your pet, the following procedures need to be complied with:

 

  • Step 1 – Have your pet microchipped – Before any of the other procedures for pet travel are carried out, your pet must be permanently identified by the means of a microchip. If your pet is already microchipped then that is fine.

 

  • Step 2 – Have your pet vaccinated – Your pet must be vaccinated against rabies. This is a simple injection just like your pet’s normal annual vaccination.

 

  • Step 3 – Get pet travel documentation – After your pet has been microchipped and rabies vaccinated, your pet will be issued with his/her very own EU Pet Passport.

 

Your pet will only be allowed back into the UK after 21 days have exceeded from the rabies vaccination date, however your pet is free to exit the UK as soon as an EU Pet Passport has been issued.

 

  • Step 4 – Tapeworm treatment – (dogs only): Before re-entering the UK after your travels, all pet dogs must be treated for tapeworm. The treatment must be administered by a vet not less than 24 hours and not more than 120 hours (1-5 days) before its scheduled arrival time in the UK.

The tapeworm treatment must be administered by a vet, using a treatment dispensed by the vet (i.e. not a tablet bought elsewhere). The EU Pet Passport will then be signed, stamped and dated to certify tape worm treatment. Therefore you may need to organize as visit to the vets in the abroad country.

 

This is to prevent nasty tapeworm parasites from entering into the UK (where it is currently non-existent), as some tapeworms can cause human health issues.

 

There is no need for tick treatment now.

 

 

EU-listed countries will welcome your pet into their country if accompanied with an EU Pet Passport. No quarantine will be necessary on entrance into the EU-listed country or on re-entrance into the UK, as long as the above rules have been fulfilled.

 

EU-listed countries under the Pet Passport Scheme:

 

Austria

Estonia

Hungary

Netherlands

Azores

Faroe Islands

Ireland

Poland

Balearic Islands

Finland

Italy

Portugal

Belgium

France

Latvia

Reunion

Bulgaria

French Guiana

Lithuania

Romania

Canary Islands

Germany

Luxembourg

Slovakia

Ceuta

Gibraltar

Madeira

Slovenia

Cyprus*

Greece

Malta

Spain

Czech Republic

Greenland

Martinique

Sweden

Denmark

Guadeloupe*

Melilla

 

*additional rules may apply – please discuss with your vet.

 

Non-EU listed countries are countries which the EU Pet Passport Scheme is not valid, so an EU Pet Passport will not allow re-entrance of your dog back into the UK without quarantine e.g. Australia and America.

 

Export Health Certificates and Import Permits are required to allow your pet to enter a Non-EU country, so please discuss your travel plans with your vet.

 

Please ensure that you talk to your vet about your travel destination, because some foreign countries have infectious diseases that your pet will need protecting against during your stay abroad (such as Heart worm and tick diseases).

 

Andersons Veterinary Practice

125 Bromley Common

Bromley

Kent

BR2 9RJ

 

0208 4607222 (24hrs)

 

Fax

0872 331 3271

 

Email

bromleyvets@googlemail.com

 

 

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