Pet Passport Travel Scheme

The Pet Travel Scheme
(or PETS for short) , allows cats and dogs to re-enter the UK without quarantine..
Pet Passports are an official certificate for pet travel that can be obtained by following the guidelines set out below . For the latest information on obtaining a Pet Passport and using the Pet travel scheme then please visit the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) website.

Passport for Pets requirements.


Step 1 – Have your pet microchipped – Before any of the other procedures for pet travel are carried out, your pet must be fitted with a microchip so it can be properly identified.
Step 2 – Have your pet vaccinated – After the microchip has been fitted your pet must be vaccinated against rabies. There is no exemption to this requirement, even if your pet has a current rabies vaccination. Rabies boosters must be kept up to date. The length of the waiting period before entry to the UK is 21 days after the first vaccination date. A waiting period is not required for subsequent entries into the UK, provided rabies boosters are kept up to date. If the vaccination is in two parts the 21 day wait will be from the date of the second vaccination.
Step 3 – Get pet travel documentation – For animals being prepared in an EU country, you should get an EU pet passport. If you are preparing your animal in a non-EU listed country or territory you will need to obtain an official third country veterinary certificate (apart from Croatia, Gibraltar, Norway, San Marino and Switzerland who also issue pet passports).
Step 4 – Tapeworm treatment – (dogs only): before entering the UK, all pet dogs (including assistance dogs) must be treated for tapeworm. The treatment must be administered by a vet not less than 24 hours and not more than 120 hours (1-5 days) before its scheduled arrival time in the UK. There is no mandatory requirement for tick treatment. No treatment is required for dogs entering the UK from Finland, Ireland or Malta).
Step 5 – Arrange for your animal to travel with an approved transport company on an authorised route – Your pet must enter the UK from a listed country or territory travelling with an approved transport company on an authorised route.

You should budget approximately £150 when you apply for a pet passport.

Local Vets in the Le Touquet area:


Clinique Veterinaire De La Cote D’opale
Xavier Bollart & Jose-Marie Fournier
1288 la Liberation

Tel: 03 21 94 02 56

Recomended by one of our clients, experienced in the PETS process and they speak some English.
Close to L’Opale and St Andre villa’s.


Eric Caudron
30 Rue Rosamel
0321 949212


Lauren Goube
18 Boulevard Bigot Descelers
0321 946701



Ollevier et Osset
61 Pl General de Gaulle
0321 062203

Please note the details above are provided as a courtesy from listings in yellow pages and by our clients.

We make no endorsement of, and assume no responsibility for any goods or services offered by these companies.


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