COVID-19 update: Client advice on what to do during the Coronavirus crisis
Pet passport for cats, dogs and ferrets
If you are thinking of travelling within Europe with your cat or dog, or travelling to another country which is included in the UK passport scheme, the following procedures apply.
Preparing your dog, cat or ferret if you are entering the UK from the EU and listed non-EU countries
This information is checked before you leave by the Port Officials, and can be checked on arrival in the UK.
Please contact the surgery or DEFRA for further advice if you are entering the UK from unlisted non-EU countries.
Your pet will still need to have the microchip and rabies vaccination for travelling to Europe. They cannot travel until 21 days after the vaccination is given. A passport will be issued so you can leave the country.
Please contact the surgery if you are planning on travelling to a country other than those covered by the Pet Passport so we can obtain the up-to-date information/requirements you will need for travelling with your pet.
The Rabies vaccination is licensed for three years but must be revaccinated on the day or before the due date in the passport, otherwise the passport becomes invalid. The vaccination can be done either in this country or the country you are residing in. The vaccines are licensed for different periods of time in each country.
Animals should be protected from ticks and heartworm whilst visiting Europe. Ideally, treatment should be started 8 weeks before leaving the UK and should continue on return. Please ask surgery staff for the relevant information.
There are four main exotic diseases related to animals travelling to Europe which affect animal and human health.
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