Travel Rules:
The European Pet Passport

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Europe’s “Pet Passport” scheme is a simplified process for the transit of dogs, cats or ferrets between EU-member countries. It enables EU citizens to enjoy the freedom of movement within the Union without the usual months of planning that the rest of the Assistance Dog Handler world faces.

TravelPaws hopes that such a system could be available worldwide.

The European pet passport is a document which contains details of your dog, including its microchip and rabies vaccination record. It contains the contact details of you and your authorised vet. A pet passport is valid for life, as long as your dog’s rabies vaccination is in date.

The Travel Rules information for specific European countries can be found here.  The following travellers' points of entry are designated by the EU countries  and are subjected to documentary and identity checks. You may only enter through these.


As a result of the UK's exit from the European Union, unfortunately travel restrictions now apply between Great Britain (England, Wales, Scotland) and EU-member countries, and sadly also between Great Britain and Northern Ireland.