Pet Travel Scheme
Pet Travel Scheme (PETS)
The UK left the EU on December 31st 2020
We have been advised that the UK is now a Third country with Part 2 listed status.
This means that:
All UK issued Pet Passports will be invalid for travel to the EU
To travel to the EU pets will need to have a microchip and a Rabies vaccine at least 21 days prior to travel.
However due to the time involved and the wording of the form WE REQUIRE PETS TO HAVE A RABIES VACCINE AT LEAST 28 DAYS BEFORE TRAVEL.
You will need to bring your pet to the Vet within 10 days of travel to be issued with an Animal Health Certificate – this is valid for 10 days for travel to the EU and for 4 months for onward travel within the EU and re entry to the UK, and is nominated for a specific country of entry – we anticipate in most cases this will be France.
PLEASE CONTACT US AT LEAST 14 DAYS BEFORE YOUR TRAVEL DATE TO GIVE US TIME TO ARRANGE THE DOCUMENTATION
To bring a pet into the UK you will need one of the following documents:
The Animal Health Certificate (as above) issued in Great Britain used to travel to the EU (which you can use up to 4 months after it was issued)
OR A UK pet health certificate obtained from a Vet in the EU (for travel into the UK only)
OR An EU pet passport (issued in the EU or in the UK before 1 January 2021)
You will also need to :
Take your dog to a vet no less than 24 hours and no more than 120 hours (5 days) before entering Great Britain, for an approved tapeworm treatment. (this is the same as the current rules)
We are advising all owners to allow 3 working days for us to prepare the Animal Health Certificate after the visit to the Practice, as the new Certificate extends to 10 pages and is extremely time consuming to prepare
You will need a new Animal Health Certificate for each trip you make to the EU.
The most up to date information can be found on the gov.uk website https://www.gov.uk/guidance/pet-travel-to-europe-from-1-january-2021
Pet Travel Scheme
We can help advise you on PETS, so feel free to get in touch with us