Pet Passport for cats and dogs
A valid passport is required if owners are planning on taking their pets on holidays outside of the UK. A passport is valid in all EU countries and Scandinavia, it allows owners to take their pets on holidays without a quarantine on return to the UK.
How do I get a pet passport?
There are a number of requirements needed to be met in order for your pet to be issued a passport:
- The pet must be 3 months of age
- The pet must be microchipped prior to administration of the Rabies vaccine
- The pet must be vaccinated against Rabies
A passport will be issued after all the above requirements have been met.
Please note: The pet passport/rabies vaccination must be acquired a minimum of 21 days prior to travelling.
Requirements prior to re-entry into the UK
Your pet must be wormed against tapeworm using a certain type of wormer 24-120 hours (1-5 days) prior to re-entry into the UK. The wormer must be given and the passport must be signed by a veterinary surgeon.