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Pets Travel Scheme

It is often assumed that when you’re travelling with a pet, they need to go through a quarantine period. However, with the PETS travel scheme, you can travel with ease and start exploring your new destination with your animal companion as soon as you land!


What is the PETS Scheme?

The PETS Scheme is a system that allows pets to travel between its member countries without the need for a quarantine period. As part of the scheme, you need to have a pet passport, which is a document that officially records information related to your four-legged friend.

Please note that, since the UK left the EU, the UK is no longer a member of the PETS scheme hence the need to apply for an Animal Health Certificate rather than a passport.


As requirements can vary between countries, we recommend that you check them thoroughly before travelling to your destination.

PETS Travel Scheme requirements 

For most of the countries in the scheme, you require the following in order to be able to travel: 

  • Your pet must be microchipped
  • They must also be vaccinated against rabies 


Even if your pet has a current rabies vaccination, they will need to receive a booster. The vaccine must be administered within a minimum of 21 days before travelling.

Some countries within the PETS scheme require additional requirements for entry, including:

  • Recent flea, tick, and worm treatment
  • Additional vaccinations e.g., against Distemper, Parainfluenza, Leptospirosis, Parvovirus, Bordetella, and Hepatitis
  • A rabies blood test to prove the effectiveness of the vaccination
  • A health certificate that confirms your pet is fit for travel
  • Government-certified health certificates

Countries included in the PETS Scheme

There are both European Union countries and non-EU countries included in the PETS travel scheme. The EU countries include:

  • Austria
  • Balearic Islands
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Canary Islands
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Faroe Islands
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Madeira
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal 


The non-EU countries include: 

  • Andorra
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Bahrain
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Bermuda
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • Chile
  • Croatia
  • Curacao
  • Falkland Islands
  • Fiji
  • French Polynesia
  • Guam
  • Hong Kong
  • Iceland
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Liechtenstein
  • Malaysia
  • Mauritius
  • Mayotte
  • Mexico
  • Monaco
  • Montserrat
  • New Caledonia
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Russia
  • San Marino
  • Singapore
  • St Helena
  • St Kitts and Nevis St Lucia
  • St Pierre and Miquelon
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • United Arab Emirates 
  • USA 


If you have any questions about the travel requirements for the country you are travelling to, get in touch with us and one of our clinicians can offer advice. Or to schedule vaccinations or treatments for travel, book online now!

Contact Kensington Veterinary Care

You can make an appointment to see a vet at Kensington Vet Care about PETS travel scheme using the PetsApp button on the bottom right of your screen.

If you require more information, please contact us using the online form and we will respond within working hours.

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