Z-eater asked this question 3 years, 10 months ago:

Traveling with your dog to England

Just wondering if anyone traveled with their dog to England,Norway,Sweden or any other country that need to be reached by boat for a day or two?
Should I go to German vet before I go or just take all my papers from the states?
Is it better to drive there or take the train with my dog. I don't want to leave him with anyone here. He loves car and train rides.



3 years, 10 months ago

You need a European Pet Passport. Any Vet can issue it.

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3 years, 10 months ago

Quote by Bergman:
You need a European Pet Passport. Any Vet can issue it.


Thanks. I got it today. I'm just wondering overall experience if anyone has done it. Was it hard or easy to cross in to England or other northern country's?

3 years, 10 months ago

Quote by Z-eater:
Thanks. I got it today. I'm just wondering overall experience if anyone has done it. Was it hard or easy to cross in to England or other northern country's?


I've never tried England, but have not had any issues with other places. Heck I did not even have anyone ask about my dog when we came from the US to Germany.

3 years, 10 months ago

Quote by Bergman:
I've never tried England, but have not had any issues with other places. Heck I did not even have anyone ask about my dog when we came from the US to Germany.


Coming from US to GERMANY wasn't bad at all. He does have 3 chips in him.
I plan to drive all over Europe so it should be fun for him.

3 years, 10 months ago

Have you called a tourism bureau in England? Or, perhaps a veterinarian? Just to get a more official word about bringing a dog into the country. What are their quarantine rules, if any?

3 years, 10 months ago

Quote by JOFTAA:
Have you called a tourism bureau in England? Or, perhaps a veterinarian? Just to get a more official word about bringing a dog into the country. What are their quarantine rules, if any?


I have been reading about it and it sounds it easy now. For a long time, taking a dog to Britain for a holiday was unthinkable, as strict quarantine regulations applied. But since these regulations were relaxed in 2000, Britain has become a popular destination for dog owners. With a further loosening of the rules effective since 1st January 2012, bringing your dog to Britain has become as easy as travelling to any other European destination.
When travelling to Britain with your pet there are a series of steps you need to consider, both for their welfare and to comply with legal requirements.
What your pet will need when entering Britain from another EU country:

A microchip or tattoo (only if tattooed before 3rd July 2011) with identification number
Rabies vaccination (you have to microchip your pet before the vaccination and wait 21 days from the date of the vaccination before travelling)
Pet passport (you can get this from your vet)
Tapeworm treatment will need to take effect between 1 to 5 days before travelling to Britain. The treatment will not be necessary if you travel from Finland, Ireland, Malta or Norway
A blood test and a tick treatment are no longer required for dogs entering Britain from an EU country. This has reduced the preparation time for a trip from 6 months to only 21 days (time between rabies vaccination and allowed entry date).
Other rules apply if more than five dogs are being taken into the country or if you are travelling from a non-EU country.

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3 years, 9 months ago

2 Dogs onna road trip !

Have fun and be safe.

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