Travelling with Pets

International Health Certificate for Pets

Most countries, including those of the EU, now have a veterinary health certificate that is specific to their country. You need to request this certificate from your local vet as near to the date of travel as possible but never more than 14 days before travel. The certificate
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Quarantine Laws

Pets travelling from Eastern Europe, Africa, Asia and South America, the quarantine laws still apply.  To qualify, pets must travel by sea via Dover, Plymouth or Portsmouth, by train via the Channel Tunnel or via Gatwick or Heathrow airports (only certain carriers are licensed to
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Travelling from the USA to Italy with Pets

If you cannot obtain a health certificate for the country that you are visiting (due to there possibly not being one), then you need to fill in the International Health Certificate USDA-APHIS 7001 form. It is officially known as “United States Interstate and International
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Travelling from the UK to Italy with Pets

It is compulsory to have your pet microchipped and vaccinated against rabies (in that order), using a suitable inactivated vaccine.  After the first rabies vaccination at least 21 days must pass before you can depart for Italy.  An EU Pet Passport in accordance to European
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Microchipping Your Pet

A microchip is a device with a unique number which is permanently inserted under the animal’s skin and can be read by a scanning device.  All documentation relating to the animal must have the unique identification number of the microchip on it.  Any microchip is
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Pet Insurance

There are numerous pet insurance companies on the market nowadays, offering reasonable monthly payments.  It is advisable to have your pet insured  (third-party insurance cover) regardless of whether your are going on holiday or not as you never know when you might need to take
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Pet Passport

It is mandatory to have an up-to-date passport (health certificate) for your pet in order to allow travel between certain qualifying countries (mainly the EU & a few others). The majority of countries only require your pet to be micro-chipped, vaccinated against rabies and a
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Flying with Pets

There are regulations and laws set in place that you must comply with.  These are designed to ensure that your pet travels in comfort and safety. From UK Your dog or cat must fly in an IATA (International Air Transport Association) approved crate/kennel.  Check with your airline
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Travelling with Pets

Taking your pet (animale domestico) abroad has become very popular in recent years with many hotels, self catering apartment and villa owners allowing pets in their accommodation.  However, before doing so, you must ensure that you have a pet-passport, relevant certificates
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