Going Abroad

The Pet Travel Scheme allows you to take your dog or cat abroad, without the need for quarantine upon your return to the UK. To qualify for this scheme your pet needs to be issued with a pet passport.

Every country has different rules regarding travelling across their borders and you need to ensure you have the necessary arrangements in place for your pet’s safe voyage. These rules change regularly, so it’s best to check with the UK Government Pet Travel Scheme on 0370 241 1710, email pettravel@ahvla.gsi.gov.uk, or www.gov.uk/take-pet-abroad.

At Ash Tree Vets we can help you prepare for your travels by completing a fitness to travel consultation. The minimum your pet will require prior to travelling is to be microchipped, be vaccinated against rabies (minimum age for puppies is three months old) and have a pet passport, all of which will be arranged in the consultation. Following the vaccination there is a 21 day wait before travel abroad is allowed.

It will be necessary that you arrange for a vet to certify that your dog has been treated for worms and other parasites 1-5 days before your return to the UK.