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Pet Passports - A Guide

The Pets Travel Scheme (PETS) allows you to travel with your pet in and out of the UK without the need for quarantine. 

PLEASE NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure that all vaccinations and passports are kept up to date.

Pet passport

To obtain a PETS Passport your pet must have (in this order):

1. A microchip implanted under the skin between the shoulders. This can be done as a simple procedure in the consulting room. (We use the BioThermo microchip, which allows us to use a microchip scanner to check your pet’s temperature. This means no more thermometers up the bottom!).

2. A rabies vaccination

3. A PETS PASSPORT delivered by your DEFRA appointed Official Veterinarian - either Tim Newton or Peter Lennox at the Park Veterinary Practice.

Your pet may leave or enter the UK twenty one days after the day of the Rabies vaccination. Some countries may have additional requirements for pets traveling to them. You must check this with the authorities for the country to which you are traveling prior to your departure.


4. Treatment against parasites.

Before travelling:

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For more information:

PETS helpline: 0870 241 17 10 or email pets.helpline@defra.gsi.gov.uk

Website: https://www.gov.uk/take-pet-abroad