Pet Travel Scheme Passport
The government has recently updated it’s advice on travelling with pets in 2019, in the event of a “no deal Brexit”
Owners will still be able to travel to and from the EU no matter what the outcome of Brexit negotiations. However, additional steps may be needed if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. This may include the need for a blood test to show the animal is fully covered against rabies. Such a blood test would need to be taken at least 30 days after vaccination, and at least 3 months prior to travel
Anyone planning on travelling to/from the EU on or after March 30th 2019 is advised to contact their vet at least 4 months prior to the date of travel to check what may be needed.
Please telephone the practice if you have any questions regarding the pet passport scheme
Further information and guidance can be found on the government website here
We are pleased to offer PET’S (Pet Travel Scheme) Passports under the guidance of DEFRA. Pet owners must ensure they meet the pet travel requirements when taking their pets abroad.
Under the current scheme pets no longer require a blood test. Passports are valid for travel 21 days after issue. Your pet must be micro-chipped before a passport can be issued. Passports are valid for life (depending on what the BREXIT requirements are) so long as their rabies vaccinations are kept up to date. Check with our clinical team because this can change from year to year depending on the licence of the vaccine. Most vaccinations in the UK last for 3 years. Please check the requirements of entry for each country visited and ensure you have made provision for pre-flight health checks, veterinary administered wormers etc if they are a requirement.