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Here you can find a little more information if you want to take your pet on holiday to France. At this very moment, we don't know what's going to change after the Brexit. Please, inform yourself on an official government website before travelling with your pet after the 31st March 2019. We'll try to keep our website up to date as soon as we've got any news concerning the Brexit. Thank you for your comprehension.
Entering the UK from France (or the EU): the pet travel scheme
The Pet Travel Scheme has been designed to allow animals such as dogs and cats to travel easily between countries and avoid quarantine but also to stop spreading rabies and other diseases.
From 1 January 2012, it is easier to travel abroad with pets. Tick treatment for pets returning to the UK are no longer required. Pets from the EU and listed non-EU countries (such as the USA and Australia) still need to be vaccinated against rabies, but they no longer need a blood test.
Check list when you are taking your pet on holiday:
•Is your pet identified with a microchip?
•Ensure your pet's vaccinations are up-to-date before you're leaving. A vaccination against rabies is obligated and after the vaccination you must wait 21 days before travelling to France or any other European country.
•Does your pet has a pet passport?
Even if it's no longer obligated: check if your pet is treated against ticks and flees before you're leaving. Also, it's better to give them a worming tablet a few days before leaving.
If you want to return to the UK from France (or the EU), your pet must have been treated against tapeworm not less than 24 hours and not more than 5 days before travelling to the UK by a registered vet.
If you're looking for any practical information on travelling with your pet, you can consult the following article, written by people who have a lot of travel experience:
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