• Settle Surgery

    Station Road
    Settle BD24 9AA

  • Bentham Branch Clinic

    Main Street
    High Bentham LA2 7LE

  • Gisburn Farm Office

    BB7 4ES

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Travelling Abroad with your Pet

To travel with your pet dog, cat or ferret to the EU from 01/01/2021.

1. A microchip and rabies vaccination appointment more than 3 weeks before travel (unless already done), and a rabies booster within every 3 years. The rabies vaccination certificate (e.g. Pet Passport) must travel with your pet.

2. An Animal Health Certificate (AHC) appointment within 10 days of travel. A new AHC is needed for each trip from Great Britain to EU and Northern Ireland. Each AHC can be used for up to 4 months onward travel to other countries within the EU and return to the UK. If your animal requires tapeworm treatment, or nominated person form, AHC appointment best done within 5 days of travel. At the AHC appointment we need to see the animal, the owner, the rabies vaccine certificate and the 'nominated person' if applicable.

3. Please let us know the country of first destination.

4. A tapeworm treatment is needed 24 - 120 hours before travel from Britain to Northern Ireland, Ireland, Finland, Norway, Malta, and will be given at the AHC appointment.

5. Animal Health Certificate’s are for non-commercial movements of no more than 5 pets accompanied by their owner (or person authorised by the owner in writing) who must also accompany the pets for the Animal Health Certificate appointment to sign the form.

6. As the UK is now a ‘listed third country’ a rabies blood test is now not needed to enter the EU (as long as your pet has not lived outside of the UK or EU).

7. A tapeworm treatment is needed (as before) between 24 - 120 hours before return to the UK (apart from Northern Ireland, Ireland, Finland, Norway, Malta).

8. Documents needed to take with your pet:

· Rabies Vaccination Card

· Animal Health Certificate

· Owner Declaration – part of the Animal Health Certificate

· Authorisation in writing of nominated person to accompany animal if not the owner.


For any further information please visit the government website at: https://www.gov.uk/taking-your-pet-abroad

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