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REQUIREMENTS

If your pet is going to travel to the UK, Malta, Ireland, Cyprus, Holland etc. you are advised to check the requirements listed below:

pet-passport

Compliance Checklist for pets

All pet dogs, cats and ferrets (including guide and hearing dogs) can enter or re-enter the UK from any country in the world without quarantine provided they meet the rules of the scheme, which will be different depending on the country or territory the pet is coming from. Please remember you are responsible for ensuring this is the case for your cat, dog or ferret prior to travel.

We have compiled a list of DEFRA procedures for you to follow to ensure your pet complies with the current PET Travel Scheme.

We strongly advise you to read these carefully, if any of the details are incorrect or missing your pet will not be allowed to travel with Viajedemascotas.

Checklist for the ride of your pet

Documentación For animals being prepared in an EU country, you should get an EU pet passport. If you are preparing your animal in a non-EU listed country or territory you will need to obtain an official third country veterinary certificate (apart from Croatia, Gibraltar, Norway, San Marino and Switzerland who also issue pet passports).Remember that it is very important that the veterinary certificates or the passports, if necessary, do not have any corrections or external alterations done with correction fluids.DEFRA Pet Travel Documentation
Microchip In order to identify your pet (dog, cat or ferret) it must be fitted with a microchip, before initial rabies vaccination is carried out.The microchip number of the animal must be identical to the microchip number on the pet passport or official third country veterinary certificate.A tattoo from any country in the world is acceptable providing it has been done at the latest on the 3 July 2011
Rabies vaccination Your pet must be vaccinated against rabies.The vaccine name and manufacturer as well as vaccination and expiry dates must be recorded in the pet passport or official third country veterinary certificate by a registered vet (signature and stamp is required).There is no exemption to this requirement. If you are travelling from EU and listed non-EU countries, the length of the waiting period before entry to the UK is 21 days after the first vaccination date. A waiting period is not required for subsequent entries into the UK, provided rabies boosters are kept up to date. If the vaccination is in two parts the 21 day wait will be from the date of the second vaccination.Travel to the UK must take place within the current vaccination validity.
Tapeworm treatment (Dogs only) Your dog must be treated against tapeworm before travelling to the UK.Treatment must be administered by a vet not less than 24 hours (1 day) and no more than 120 hours (5 days) before the dog’s scheduled arrival time in the UK. Treatment date and time must be recorded by the vet on the pet passport or official third country veterinary certificate.