Normal Opening Hours
Mon to Fri:8am to 6.30pm
Sat:9am to 12pm
Wroslyn RoadFreelandWitneyOxonOX29 8AQ 01993 880551find us

Pet Passports 

PET PASSPORTS

 

As of 1st January 2012, Pet Travel Scheme (PETS) rules changed: Please note due to Brexit the following may change or be altered and it is possible we could become a Non-approved country.

 

EU and approved third countries

Non-approved countries

Microchip

Yes

Yes

Rabies Vaccination

Yes

Yes

Documentation (passport)

Yes

Yes

Blood Test

No

Yes, 30 days post vaccination

Length of waiting period before entry

21 Days after Rabies vaccination

3 months after blood sample date

Tick Treatment *

No

No

Tapeworm treatment (dogs only)

1-5 days before entry

1-5 days before entry

  • The regulations for tick and tapeworm control before re-entering the UK have been relaxed to come into line with the European Union.
  • It is still compulsory for tapeworm control to be applied 1-5 days before re-entry.
  • Tick control is now not a requirement, although it is still advised for owners to treat their pets for ticks before re-entry to the UK.
  • For short weekend trips (less than 5 days) you can have your tapeworm control and passport stamped by your UK vet before travel.

Step 1) Microchip 

Before the process of attaining a passport can begin a microchip must inserted subcutaneously (under the skin) between the shoulder blades. Most dogs will already have this due it being a legal requirment in dogs over 8 weeks of age. If your pet already has a microchip then all you need to do it have it checked when the passport is issued.

Step 2) Rabies Vaccine 

  • The minimum age for inoculation against rabies is 3 months of age.
  • A single vaccine with a 21 day waiting period before travel is now acceptable. This provides immunity for 3 years which is accepted by UK authorities for re- entry.
  • Some EU states can have different regulations to that of the UK for entry in inter-state transit and it is advisable to check before travel.

Step 3) Issuing of an EU pets passport

This is a legal document which allows your pet to travel to and from the UK & mainland Europe (lost passports incur a re-issuing fee). We ask for 24 hours’ notice before issuing a passport. 

Please see our Useful information section on Travel for more information

For price or any questions just give us a phone call!

Image result for pet passport