Please Note: Rules changed on 1 January 2012

Please see the DEFRA website for more information about the changes in legislation.

 

Pets Travel Scheme - Updated January 2012

The pets travel scheme allows you to have a passport issued for your pet so they are able to travel abroad with you to europe. At Alma Veterinary Hospital we are able to issue these passports for your pet, however there are several requirements which must be completed before a pet passport can be issued. The requirements for the pet passport are as follows;

  • Your pet must be microchipped.
  • Your pet must then have a Rabies vaccination. This can be done from 3 calendar months of age.
  • A local veterinary inspector can then scan your pets microchip and issue the pet passport. At Alma Veterinary Hospital both Tim Hosken and Paul Crocker are authorised local veterinary inspectors able to issue passports.

Once the pet passport has been issued you may travel with your pet out of the UK. However you will be unable to bring your pet back into the UK until 21 days after the date your pets rabies vaccination. If your pet already has a pet passport it is important to ensure that their rabies vaccinations are kept up to date to ensure validity of the passport.

 

Please Note: Rules changed on 1 January 2012

Please see the DEFRA website for more information about the changes in legislation.