What you need to do take your pet abroad and explains how how to obtain a pet passport.
The pet travel scheme (PETS) allows you to take certain pet animals abroad such as dogs, cats and ferrets. The scheme is designed to stop the spread of rabies and other diseases while still allowing pets to travel.
The GOV.uk website provides further information about travelling with your pet:
GOV.uk - Pet travel advice (external website)
To be eligible, your cat, dog or ferret must:
The GOV.uk website provides further details on PETS-approved routes:
Most EU countries and many outside the EU have joined PETS.
The GOV.uk website provides further details of all relevant countries who have joined PETS:
Pet travel advice (external website)
You can contact the animal health duty officer by:
In order to take your dog, cat or ferret to other EU countries and be able to bring them back to the UK without the need of quarantine you need to have a pet passport issued under the pet travel scheme (PETS).
This scheme is administered by official veterinarians on behalf of DEFRA. Contact your local veterinary practice who will hold copies of pet passports, micro-chips and rabies vaccines and will be familiar with getting you started on the scheme.
The GOV.uk website provides further information on the pet travel scheme:
GOV.uk - Pet travel scheme (external website)
This includes guidance on:
To report a concern about the import of pet animals please contact the council's animal health duty officer:
Telephone: (01482) 396107