How To Travel Within The EU With Your Pet

We have just returned from a mini road trip through France and Belgium and as so many of you asked us how we travel with the dogs, I thought I would do a very quick post to let you know. We did a more in depth blog post here, but these are the basics.

The UK uses a system called the Pets Travel Scheme (PETS) which basically allows animals from certain countries into the UK without having to go into quarantine. There are certain criteria that has to be met in order to be eligible

To reenter the UK, you must have the following procedures carried out on your pet in this order

  • microchip
  • rabies vaccine
  • pet passport issued
  • tapeworm treatment to be issued by a vet between 24-120 hours before returning to the UK

If you are entering the UK from a non PETS approved country, it is additionally required to have a rabies blood test done 3 months before entering the UK

Please note that you must wait 21 days after the rabies vaccine is administered before returning into the UK. More info can be found on the DEFRA website here

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