What vaccinations does my pet need for travel?
If you want to travel with your dog after Brexit to the EU or Northern Ireland, they’ll need to be vaccinated against rabies. This is also the case for cats and ferrets. It means your pet has to:
- be vaccinated against rabies before travelling to the EU or Northern Ireland
- be at least 12 weeks old in order to be vaccinated
- wait at least 21 days after their vaccination before they can travel
- be microchipped before their rabies vaccination, or at the same time.
To travel with your dog after Brexit, you may also need to treat them for tapeworm. This rule applies upon your return to Great Britain, unless you’re coming directly from Finland, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Malta or Norway.