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Pet Travel Advice

Our advice for taking your pet abroad

If you are travelling abroad to an EU country with your pet, you will need an Animal Health Certificate (AHC).

How does the Animal Health Certificate process work?

  • Your pet must be microchipped

  • We will need proof of rabies vaccination

  • Let us know where you will be entering the EU

  • You will need to see your vet no more than 10 days before you travel

  • The person travelling with the pet must be present at the appointment

  • Previous Pet Passports can be used for proof of vaccination and microchip records if produced at time of appointment

Price as of Dec 2021 - £175.00 for 1st pet
£75.00 for additional pets travelling at the same time
(prices subject to change)

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is my pet’s AHC valid for after the date of issue?

  • 10 days for entry into an EU country and Northern Ireland
  • 4 months for onward travel within the EU
  • 4 months for re-entry to Great Britain

 

Does my pet require tapeworm treatment for travel to an EU country and Northern Ireland or to return to the UK?

If you are travelling directly to Finland, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Malta or Norway, your dog will require a tapeworm treatment to be administered by your vet and documented on the AHC.

The tapeworm treatment must be given no less than 24 hours and no more than 120 hours (5 days) before you arrive in the specific countries mentioned above.

Cats and ferrets do not require tapeworm treatment as a condition of entry to any UK or EU country.

 

Please be aware that it is your responsibility to check the current rules of the country your pet is travelling to, check for any restrictions or requirements before travelling and continue to check for any changes to guidance. It is also your responsibility to arrange the appropriate documentation, apply for it within the required timescales and bring all supporting documents and information we request in order to complete your appointments correctly. We can provide guidance where appropriate, and complete the appointments for rabies vaccinations, certification, tapeworm treatments and any other health check that you require.

Please contact us with as much notice as possible before your date of travel to allow us enough time to start the process and to complete your AHC. Late requests may not be possible to fulfil.

The government website is a good source of up-to-date information. Please click the button below to visit the government website.

More information on the GOV.UK website

For up-to-date information on travel to Northern Ireland please check the DAERA website: http://www.daera-ni.gov.uk/

Click here to see information on how best to protect your pet against parasites whilst travelling

Practice information

Rufford

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