The pet travel scheme was introduced to allow some pets to travel abroad and return to the UK without having to spend time in quarantine. This means that you will be able to take your pets on holiday and return with them once you have a pet passport and provided you fulfil the contracts of the scheme.

Amical has two vets who are registered with DEFRA and authorised to issue Pet Passports. For more information, please contact our reception on 01354 652246.

If you wish to travel abroad with your pets, please allow plenty of time before the date of travel in order for the necessary procedures to be completed and the Pet Passport to be issued. This includes:

  • Routine annual vaccinations
  • Implant of microchip for identification purposes before a rabies vaccination is given
  • Rabies vaccination
  • Completion of Pet passport

For travel within the EU, the pet can not travel for 21 days after the rabies vaccination has been given.

For more information on the requirements of the scheme, we recommend that you contact DEFRA on their help line Tel: 0870 241 1710, or visit their website at: www.defra.gov.uk