The PETS scheme
The scheme is designed to stop the spread of rabies and other diseases into the UK while still allowing pets to travel.
The UK has been free of rabies for many years, but mammals are still at risk in some other countries. All rabies-susceptible animals entering the UK have to spend six months in quarantine, unless they arrive under and meet all the conditions of PETS.
Most European Union (EU) countries and many outside the EU have joined PETS. You can check details and the full procedure for preparing your pet on the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) website.
To be eligible to go, your cat, dog or ferret must:
You must also ensure that your pet:
Visit the Defra PETS website for full details of the scheme.
If you intend to return to the UK, please allow at least 2 months before you travel to carry out all the relevant vaccines, tests etc carried out.
It is your responsiblilty to ensure that you meet the transport requirements set by your travel company ie crate size etc.
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