Travelling abroad with your pet
Insurers offering travel cover (bottom of page)
Pet Travel Scheme (NB The scheme is changing
at the end of 2011)
The Pet Travel Scheme (PETS) is the system that
allows pet animals from certain countries to enter the UK without
quarantine as long as they meet the rules.
It also means that people in the UK can, having taken their pets
to qualifying countries, bring them back without the need for quarantine.
Further information about the changes is available from the Department
for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Website. (DEFRA).
Entry to the UK from other EU Member States and
approved non-EU countries from 1 Jan 2012 (summary)
For your pet to enter the UK from these
countries, you must answer yes to thefollowing questions:
- Is it microchipped?
- Is your pet currently vaccinated against rabies?
- Was it vaccinated after it was microchipped?
- Have you got an EU Pet Passport or Official Veterinary Health
your vet certifying the microchip and vaccination?
- Have 21 days passed since it was vaccinated?
- Are you travelling into the UK with your pet on an approved
Passports will be completed
by an authorised vet (usually your own veterinary practice)
Don't travel without Pet Travel Insurance.
automatically incude travel cover, whilst others will offer cover
as an extra option.
Insurers who offer pet travel insurance policies.