Basic conditions for transporting animals

Travelling to the UK and Ireland after 1.1.2012

The animal must be:

– microchipped (tattoos are not sufficient)

– validly vaccinated against rabies by an authorised veterinarian – the vaccination is valid for 21 days after the vaccination has been carried out on an already microchipped animal that is more than 3 months old (the date of microchipping must be earlier than the date of vaccination)

– accompanied by a pet passport issued by an authorised veterinarian

– treated by an authorised veterinarian against echinococcosis (dewormed) at least 24 hours and not more than 120 hours (5 days) before entering the UK,

(deworming consists of the administration of a medicinal product containing an appropriate dose of praziquantel or pharmacologically active substances which, alone or in combination with other active substances, are proven to reduce the infestation of the host species concerned by adult and juvenile intestinal forms of the Echinococcus multilocularis parasite)

– treatment against echinococcosis is not necessary if the animal comes from Finland, Ireland or Malta

– treatment against ticks is no longer necessary