As a consequence of the decision to defer the scheduled date that the UK is due to leave the EU until 31st October 2019, normal arrangements continue to apply to the issue of Pet Passports.
During this extension period pets travelling from the UK to the EU should be prepared for travel as follows:
- rabies vaccinated (make sure the pet is microchipped first or the rabies vaccine will be invalid)
- issued with a pet passport
- if required treated for tapeworm (dogs only)
The 21 day waiting period applies from the date of the rabies vaccination before travelling.
Dogs returning to the UK from the EU must be treated by a vet for tapeworm between 24 to 120 hours before arriving in the UK. The vet must record the treatments on the pet passport.