Mill Lane Vet

Golden Dog

Pet Travel

taking your pet abroad

UK pet passports are no longer valid for travel into the EU. An Animal Health Certificate is now required for each trip to the EU, unless your pet already has a valid non-UK EU passport, issued in an EU country.

 

Summary of requirements for travel from GB to the EU or NI:

  • Microchip

  • Rabies vaccination (at least 21 days before travel/certification, and when the pet was at least 12 weeks of age)

  • AHC (Animal Health Certificate) no more than 10 days before travel

    • Or a valid non-UK EU passport

  • Tapeworm treatment if travelling to Finland, Northern Ireland, Ireland or Malta (to be given and certified by a veterinarian 24-120 hours before entry to EU/NI)

  • Entry must be through a Traveller’s Point of Entry

     

Travelling back to GB

  • Microchip

  • Rabies vaccination (at least 21 days before travel/certification, and when the pet was at least 12 weeks of age)

  • AHC that was used to exit GB can be used to come back within 4 months

    • Or UK passport supplied before 31/12/2020

    • Or EU passport issued in the EU

  • Tapeworm treatment unless travelling from Finland, Northern Ireland, Ireland or Malta (to be given and certified in the original AHC or the valid passport by a veterinarian 24-120 hours before entry to GB)

  • You must enter GB via an Approved Route (except for assistance dogs)

     

The most up to date investigation can be found at https://www.gov.uk/taking-your-pet-abroad

 

Please remember, it is the responsibility of the owner (or person(s) transporting the pets) to know the requirements of travel for all countries travelled to and through, not your veterinary practice. We can provide guidance where appropriate, and complete the appointments for rabies vaccinations, certification, tapeworm treatments and any other necessary health checks you require. You must bring all supporting documents and information we request in order to complete these appointments correctly, otherwise we may not be able to provide you with certification.