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.
– entering France or the EU from the UK
The first requirements for your pet are a microchip and a valid rabies vaccination.
For leaving and entering the UK, British pets need an International Health Certificate from their veterinarian, issued and signed no more than 10 days before leaving the UK. The AHC has a validity of 3 months. Attention: since January 2021 the ancient UK European Passports aren’t valid any longer.
There is one exception for pet owners who have a secondary residency in France and who’re staying longer than 3 consecutive months in France. Only in this case the veterinarian is allowed to deliver a French Passport. This means the animal won’t need an AHC any longer when travelling to and from the UK.
– entering the UK from France (or the EU)
A worming treatment (praziquantel tablets) has to be administered by an official veterinarian between 24h and 120h (5 days) before travelling to the UK. Tick treatment for pets returning to the UK is no longer required, though highly recommended.
We are glad to help you with all this. Our veterinarians speak English and our clinics are open from Monday to Saturday. You can book an appointment with our online booking service or fill in a contact form on our website. Our consultation fee is 39.00€ and the price of the worming tablet will depend on the weight of your dog (generally between 5 and 20€).
Our veterinarians will fill in the AHC or your pet’s Passport in order to help you travel carelessly back home.