Pet Travel Scheme

The Pet Travel Scheme is the system that allows:

• Pet dogs, cats and ferrets to enter the UK without quarantine as long as they meet the rules.
• People in the UK to take their dogs, cats and ferrets to other countries and territories, and return with them to the UK without the need for quarantine.

The rules are to keep the UK free from rabies and certain other exotic diseases. The UK has been free from rabies for many years, but because of the existence of the disease in other countries there is a continued need for an effective system to be in place to manage the risk of rabies being introduced by imported animals.

For your pet to travel under the pet travel scheme, they must be vaccinated against rabies, micro chipped, have parasite control and the appropriate documentation.

Each country has different entry requirements, for more information go to our ‘Pet Health Info’ page and click on the link ‘Pet Travel Scheme’. This will then take you to the DEFRA website where full details are available.

Call us to book an appointment with a vet to have your pet’s passport issued.