Pet Passports

With the Pet Travel Scheme, taking your pet abroad can be a rewarding, safe and hassle free experience if you follow these 3 steps:


Get your pet passport

If you are travelling to an EU or "listed country" (see www.gov.uk/take-pet-abroad) then your pet simply needs a microchip and rabies vaccination. Your passport may then be issued but you will not be able to travel until 21 days after vaccination so plan ahead! 


Book a registered carrier

If you are flying or travelling by boat then you will need a registered carrier. These may also be found on the gov.uk website. Many carriers also require a health check and signed documentation before travelling.


Tapeworm treatment before return to the UK

A registered veterinary surgeon is required to treat your pet for tapeworm 1 - 5 days before return to the UK. This is important to prevent a severe parasitic disease called alveolar echinococcosis becoming established in the UK.




Four Crosses Veterinary Centre Ltd, Hafod Offa, Four Crosses, Llanymynech, Powys. SY22 6RD

01691 830235

info@fourcrossesvets.co.uk