The Pets Travel Scheme (PETS) has been in operation since 2000 and means that your pet can re-enter the UK from an EU country without the need to be quarantined giving you the opportunity to travel with your pet without the worry and stress of regulations.
If you are travelling abroad please make an appointment with our team to advise you on parasite treatments required for travelling and to apply in good time for the Pet Passport. The main reason for the PETS scheme is to keep the UK free from Rabies and other foreign diseases transmitted by biting insects and ticks.
Check your travel itinerary in good time as travel to non EU countries is sometimes more complicated than within the EU.
There are certain requirements when travelling abroad with your pet:
- Your pet must be at least 15 weeks old at the time of travelling
- They must have a microchip implanted
- They must be vaccinated against rabies
- They must have been treated for tapeworm
- They must be issued with a pet passport
For further information on which countries are listed please visit www.defra.gov.uk/wildlife-pets/pets/travel/pets/countries