Why does my pet need a passport?
The law states that you will need a pet passport for your dog, cat or ferret if they’ll be travelling:
To the UK from an EU country, or another country the UK accepts pet passports from.
From the UK to a listed or unlisted country, and then returning to the UK - you cannot do this after your pet’s rabies vaccination has expired.
What is a pet passport?
A pet passport isn’t just a photograph of your furry friend with stamps of where they’ve travelled, it also includes a record of any, and all, of the vaccinations and other procedures that your pet has had. It’s important, because it acts as evidence that your pet is fit and healthy to travel, and is required by the country you’re visiting.
The great news is that here at the Pets’n’vets Family, we issue pet passports!
Please talk to us today if you require a pet passport, or you have any questions about how a no deal Brexit may affect taking your pet abroad.
DEFRA states that if the UK leaves the EU without a deal, then after 29 March 2019 the rules for travelling to EU countries with your pet will change so you should start the process at least 4 months before you travel.