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Tuesday, 24 January 2012 22:44

Pet Travel Scheme rules

As of the 1st January 2012, travelling abroad with your pet has become even easier.


As of 1st January 2012, the requirements for the Pet Travel Scheme will be altered significantly making it much easier for you to travel abroad with your pet. For many years now, it has been possible for pets to receive vaccinations for rabies and then confirming that these vaccinations have worked by looking at blood samples, a Pet Passport can be prepared for the pet.

The requirement for the blood sample is no longer required and a vaccinated pet can return to the country just 21 days after its vaccination so no more waiting around!

Pets returning to the UK must still receive a worming treatment (specifically a tapewormer) 1-5 days before returning to the UK but there is no longer a need to have a treatment for ticks. The pet must have the woirming treatment confirmed by a vet who will stamp your pet's passport and approve them for travel.

There are a number of diseases that may be encountered in mainland Europe that we do not have to worry about in the UK. For more information, please contact us and we can send you our factsheet and more information about protecting your pet whilst on holiday.