Due to Brexit, there are significant changes in the paperwork you need if you want to take pets on holiday outside the UK. Pet passports are no longer valid, and you must arrange for an Animal Health Certificate (AHC) to be issued for each entry into the EU. Your pet needs to have had a rabies vaccine in the past 3 years and microchip, and dogs will need evidence of worming by an EU veterinarian before re-entry to the UK. The AHC is a 10-page document identifying your pet and outlining the regulations and permitting international travel for pets in English and the language of the country the pet is entering. It allows travel throughout the EU for 4 months and can only be issued no sooner than 10 days before you travel.
If you want to travel to the EU with your pets, please get in touch with us as soon as possible as only veterinarians certified by the government can notarise these documents, so we need to make sure certain veterinarians have availability to complete the document and discuss relevant information with you. Currently we are advising an hour turnaround for this service, so preparation is key and booking in advance.