Do I Need a Pet Passport?

If you want to travel with your dog, cat or ferret and either re-enter the UK at a later date, then you will need to have a valid Pet Passport.

You will also require a Pet Passport if you are emigrating to an EU or non-EU listed country (a country with passport requirements).

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What are the Pet Passport Requirements?

Your pet must have the following;

  • A working microchip
  • Rabies vaccination (only valid if given AFTER your pet has been microchipped)
  • Official Documentation– Pet Passport or official third country veterinary certificate
  • For dogs – tapeworm treatment (required 1-5 days before re-entry into the UK and must be overseen by a vet in the country you are in)


You also are required to have 21 clear days between having the first rabies vaccine and being able to travel (this does not apply for boosters).

Check the requirements of your origin and destination countries before you travel

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Pet Passports can only be issued by certain registered vets - please check when booking

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We would like to advise our Saffron Walden customers that there will be some disruption due to the car park entrance being widened. This work is not being carried out by ourselves and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.