Bringing your dog to Europe

The easier way to travel around Europe with your dog is to get an EU Pet Passport. 

Only authorized vets in Europe and in the UK can get you a pet passport.

If you are bringing your pet for the first time from outside of the EU you will need to bring all documents and get an approval from the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA) before your trip.

A Pet Passport is an official registration document that is unique for the pet that contains data about the pet itself (including details of permanenet identification), the registered owner, and a number of health related aspects.

In all cases this will include a certification of rabies vaccination, but there are other items (blood tests, tick and worm treatments) that may only be required in specific circumstances. The format of the passport is the same in all european countries.

Obtaining a EU Pet Passport

To obtain a passport, the dog must be:

  • At least 3 months of age
  • Permanently identified by implantation of a microchip (to the approved ISO Standard) under the skin. In the UK the standard implantation site for microchips is in the midline between the shoulder blades, while in other European counries it is more commonly done on the left side of the neck.
  • Vaccinated against rabies.
Do I need any other documentation?

No! A valid Pet Passport should allow free movement between countries of the EU.

For more info visit:

ahvla.defra.gov.uk

GET YOUR UE PET PASSPORT IN UK HERE:

Amwell Veterinary Practice
52 Amwell Street

London

EC1R 1XS

020 7833 1320

Email: amwellvets@gmail.com

TRAVEL TO UK WITHOUT A PET PASSPORT 

Please visit a veterinarian in our country and get all paperwork necessary (health certificate, vaccines, rabbies vaccine certificate, microship information).

Send all paperwork to the Department of Agriculture of your country.

Please forward all documents to Harc Assistance via email or fax and pay fee to bring your animal (contact info below).

You have about 10 days to do that as health certificates are only valid for 10 days.

Beacon Road
Hounslow
TW6 3JF

T: 020 8745 7894 F: 020 8759 3477

cityoflondon.gov.uk/harc

harc.assistance@cityoflondon.gov.uk

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