WHAT IS IT AND HOW TO GET IT?
If you wish to transport your dog (cat or ferret) to the UK or EU, it is essential that you have a Pet Passport.
The Pet Passport is a common document throughout the European Union. It allows you to move your pet (dog, cat, or ferret) across all countries belonging to the European Union. The main objective is to keep track of vaccinations, mainly rabies, as it is a necessary requirement to travel to any country of the European Union. In Spain, it is not usually necessary, as the rabies vaccination is only compulsory in some Autonomous Communities.
In some countries (Ireland, Finland, Malta, Sweden, and the United Kingdom), in addition to being vaccinated against rabies, pets must also have been treated against the echinococcus parasite. In addition, it is compulsory for your dog to have an electronic microchip with the same code as your passport. If your pet is less than 3 months old, you must check beforehand whether it is allowed to travel to the destination.
Since December 2014, your pet must be at least 12 weeks old before it can be vaccinated against rabies. The purpose of this measure is to prevent the spread of rabies. Some countries do allow unvaccinated pets under 12 weeks old, but not all. That’s why Pets Travel Direct can help you with advice so that you are informed before you travel.