Quarantine Law
Travel Scheme
Phase in Period
Blood Test
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What are the conditions

  • They must be fitted with a microchip

  • Be vaccinated against rabies and given booster vaccinations as recommended

  • Pets must be at least 3 months old and already have a microchip before they can be vaccinated

  • Your pet needs to have a blood test 30 days after the last injection. The result of the blood test will be returned to your vet, and in order to pass, the titre (antibody) level must be 0.5 or more. If the titre level is less than required, then the vaccination and test must be repeated. The blood test is required after the initial vaccination course. Provided that booster vaccinations are given at the correct times, no further blood test will be required in future years. 

  • Blood tested by a Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAFF) recognized laboratory to confirm the vaccine has been effective six months before entering Britain.

  • Your pet must have a signed official  health certificate certifying the above conditions have been met.

  • You may also need a separate certificate for your pet to show that it meets the health requirements of the countries you are visiting

  • Your pet must be treated for certain parasites 24-48 hours before re-entering the UK. (tape worm and ticks)
    you must have a certificate signed by an official vet confirming this has been done.

Nothing contained in this article should be treated as 100% accurate. 
For further information contact your vet or the PETS help line on  0181 330 6835 (+44 (0)181 3306835). (+44 (0)870 241 1710  Or email pets@ahvg.maff.gov.uk

Phase-in period

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