EU Pet Passport/Export Guidelines


At the Park Veterinary Centre we can provide all the Veterinary Services necessary to obtain a Passport or Export your pet. Many of our vets are LVI’s (Local Veterinary Inspectors) which means they are certified to sign any documentation required.
To travel within the EU or Non-EU listed country you need to do the following (Details on countries can be found at the link below)

  • Microchip your pet
  • Vaccinate against rabies, pets need to be over 12 weeks old
  • Be issued with an EU passport
  • Wait 21 days before travelling

Before your return to the UK your dog must be treated for tapeworm 24-120hours before your scheduled arrival time back in the UK.
Any country not in the EU or on the Non-EU list is considered an Un-listed Country. Export rules to enter one of these countries vary and some can be time consuming and costly. We advise you start researching several months before your planned departure date and many people choose to employ the services of an Export Agency for those countries with multiple requirements. We are able to provide all the Veterinary Services necessary and are happy to provide estimates of costs for any certificates or testing required.

To enter the UK from an un-listed country (Details on countries can be found at the link below)

  • Microchip your pet
  • Vaccinate against rabies.
  • Pets need to be over 12 weeks old.
  • Wait 30 days then a blood sample needs to be taken for a Rabies titre to check levels are adequate.
  • Be issued with an Official Veterinary Certificate
  • You cannot enter the UK until 3 calendar months have passed from the date the blood sample was taken.
  • Dogs need to be Tapeworm treated 24-120hours before entry
 
In all cases you must use an authorised airline/transportation company and an approved route – Details can be found at the link below
 
For further assistance or prices contact the surgery
 
Useful links/contacts

Email pet travel helpline

Defra imports and exports tel
01228 403600