Airborne Pets

Pet Passport Scheme

How does your Pet Qualify?
For your pet to qualify under the PETS scheme it will have to meet certain conditions, these being (in the following order):

Your pet must have an ISO microchip implanted, so that it can be properly identified, this must be completed before any other procedure.

Your pet must be vaccinated against rabies after the microchip has been implanted. There is NO exemption to this requirement, even if your pet has a current rabies vaccination. After your pet has been vaccinated (but not before it is 12 weeks old), it should wait 21 days before travel, to make sure that the vaccine has given it a satisfactory level of protection against rabies.

Once you have completed all of the above, your vet will issue your pet with a passport.

Pre-Flight treatment
And finally Before your pet enters the UK, it must be treated against tapeworm (for dogs only) not less than 24 hours and not more than 120 hours (1-5 days) before it is checked in with an approved transport company for its journey into the UK.

Other information
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 you will need to obtain an official third country veterinary certificate.

Failure to comply with the requirements of the scheme as listed above may cause delays on arrival, with the possibility of the pet going into quarantine, or being returned to the country of origin, all at the owner's cost.

The advice given on the requirements is not official guidance, and to this end we cannot be held liable for any errors or omissions. It is the owner's responsibility to ensure all requirements are met in order for their pet to enter the UK under either the Pet travel Scheme or under Quarantine regulations.


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