Planning to travel abroad with your pet? Do you know all the correct documentation that you may need?
Kensington Veterinary Care are experts in pet travel services and can advise you on all the relevant documentation you need, depending on where you are going. From Animal Health Certificates, Export Health Certificates, to the PETS Scheme, you can jet off with your cat or dog without worry.
Since the end of the Brexit transition period on the 31st of December 2020, UK-issued Pet Travel Scheme passports are no longer valid for entry into the EU. However, pet travel to and within EU countries is still possible.
Firstly, your pet needs to be microchipped in order to enter into the EU. They also need to have a rabies vaccine administered when they are at least 12 weeks old and at least 21 days before your date of travel.
Once you have both of these, you will then need to get an Animal Health Certificate which can only be issued within 10 days of your travel date.
If you are travelling abroad with your pet to a country outside of the EU, you will need to get a different type of travel certificate for your beloved pet.
For most countries this is called an Export Health Certificate, which our veterinary surgeons who are qualified as Official Veterinarians can issue. You will first need to apply for the EHC via the government website and then we examine your pet and issue the EHC within a few days of travel. In addition to this, you will also need to check the rules of the specific country you are travelling to for any additional requirements or restrictions.
If you are going abroad soon and would like tips on travelling with your animal companions, or if you need our pet travel services such as extra vaccinations, get in touch or book an appointment online now.
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