Pets travelling abroad

Since the year 2000, British pets have been able to travel abroad to certain countries without being quarantined on return. This is known as the Pet Travel Scheme (PETS) and requires a 'pet passport' to prove that the animal has had all the necessary vaccinations and treatments to prevent rabies and other diseases from entering the UK.

To date, almost 200,000 dogs and cats have travelled abroad under PETS.

Further information:

Animal diseases abroad - what you might face?