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UK to EU / N. Ireland

Pet travel information

A Pet Passport is no longer valid for travel in the EU and Northern Ireland. An Animal Health Certificate (AHC) is now required. The AHC must be issued and your pet(s) examined within 10 days* of departure.

The total cost of an AHC certificate is £202.63 for one animal, including a non-refundable £21.01 admin fee which enables us to begin the application process. This £21.01 will charged on return of your completed application form. The remaining £181.62 will be payable upon issue of the AHC at your 30 minute appointment. Additional animals (max. 5 animals in total) are charged at £72 per animal


Things you need to know…

  • Your pet must be microchipped.

  • Your pet must have a rabies vaccination at least 21 days before travelling and the expiry of rabies vaccination must be later than your return journey to the UK (if applicable).

  • You will need to complete an AHC application form, which will need to be returned to us for processing.

  • Once your application process has begun, you will be contacted by our admin team and a 30 minute appointment will be arranged with you. This will need to be within 10 days* of intended travel with an Official Veterinarian who will check over your animal and issue the AHC. The person travelling with the animal will need to attend this appointment.


Planning Repeat trips to EU/N. Ireland?

  • Your pet will need a new AHC for each trip to an EU country/Northern Ireland.

  • Your pet will not need a repeat rabies vaccination as long as the rabies vaccinations are up to date.

  • Your dog will need tapeworm treatment for each trip if you’re travelling directly to Finland, Ireland, Malta, Northern Ireland or Norway.


*If your EU point of entry is either Malta, Finland, Ireland, N. Ireland, Norway, Tapeworm treatment must have been given no less than 24 hours and no more than 120 hours (5 days) before you arrive.

An AHC is a lengthy legal document which requires some time for our admin team and the Vet to bring together.

Please ensure you allow enough time before your travel to ensure your AHC can be processed in time for your travel.

Downloadable PDF form, which can be completed then either printed or saved and emailed to us.

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