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Pets travelling to and from the EU and non-EU listed countries must:

  • Be positively identified by means of a microchip
  • Have an up-to-date vaccination against rabies
  • Be issued with an EU pet passport by your vet
  • Wait 21 days after rabies vaccination before travelling
  • Travel into the UK on an approved route
  • Dogs must be treated by a vet for tapeworm between 24-120 hours before arrival into the UK and the pet passport signed accordingly.

Pets entering the UK from non-listed countries must:

  • Be positively identified by means of a microchip
  • Have an up-to-date vaccination against rabies
  • Pass a rabies blood test taken at least 30 days after vaccination
  • Be issues with an EU Pet Passport or Official Veterinary Health Certificate
  • Wait three months after the date the blood sample was taken
  • Travel into the UK on an approved route
  • Dogs must be treated by a vet for tapeworm between 24-120 hours before their scheduled arrival time into the UK and the Pet Passport or Official Certificate signed accordingly.

Depending on where you wish to travel to and whether it is for a holiday or emigration, different legislation may apply. The above text is a basic guideline only. For more information, please visit the DEFRA and BVA website.