Quarantine Rules Changed
From 6 months to 21 days
If intend to return to the UK from Spain with your pet you need to be aware of the changes to the UK pet entry rules that take effect on 1 January 2012.
Pets now in quarantine
Pet owners with pets entering quarantine from 3 July 2011 to 31 December 2011 may be able to have their pet released from quarantine from 1 January 2012 and before the current 6 month quarantine period has elapsed, if they have prepared their pets to meet EU rules.
Have 21 days passed since it was vaccinated?
For your pet to enter the UK from these countries, you must answer ‘yes’ to thefollowing questions:
• Is it microchipped?
• Is your pet currently vaccinated against rabies?
• Was it vaccinated after it was microchipped?
• Have you got an EU Pet Passport or Official Veterinary Health Certificate from your vet certifying the microchip and vaccination?
• Have 21 days passed since it was vaccinated?
• Are you travelling into the UK with your pet on an approved route?**
You are responsible for ensuring your pet meets all the rules for
entering the UK. Is your pet prepared?
Tick and Tapeworm treatment
Requirements for tapeworm treatment are to be confirmed, so you are advised to check the Defra website prior to travel. Tick and tapeworm treatment is still advised. It is best practice, and best for the health of you and your pet, to treat your pet for ticks and tapeworm before returning to the UK. Consult your vet for further advice.
To find out more detail
This information only contains a summary of the rules, so please go to the website for the latest and comprehensive details on the rules for pet travel into the UK. Website: www.defra.gov.uk/pets Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Helpline: +44 (0)870 241 1710