This scheme is only for cats and dogs returning to the UK from abroad. It also applies to only certain routes. For more information on this go to this website.
The procedure for the scheme is as follows:
- Implant ID chip
- Vaccinate against Rabies
- Issue Pet Passport
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE PASSPORT BECOMES ACTIVE FOR RE-ENTRY TO THE UK 3 WEEKS FROM DATE OF VACCINATION.
Once issued the passport lasts 3 years from date of vaccination and providing repeat rabies vaccination is carried out before this date the passport carries on. However, if you go past this date then the whole process has to be started again with the exception of microchipping.
1. Passport active 3 weeks after rabies vaccination
2. Requirement for tapeworm treatment on re-entry to UK is 1 to 5 days before returning to the UK (only applies only to dogs). There is a specific passport page for this requirement