6th May 2023 …after BREXIT even more complicated! Travelling to GB by your own you NEED a valid PASSPORT (Identity cards are NOT valid anymore since 1.1.2021) The passport must be valid for the duration of your stay in the UK. If you insist on bringing your dog to England we can give you some advices and links. First of all, the dog must be fitted with a microchip and after that it must be vaccinated against rabies. If this is the first rabies-vaccination you have to wait for 21 days before your dog can enter the UK (no blood testing). The vaccination has to be signed by an authorised veterinarian in the red Swiss or blue EU Pet Passport. WARNING: The blue ENGLISH EU Pet Passport is not valid anymore (BREXIT!)! If your dog already has been vaccinated against rabies, the vaccinations have to be repeated regularly (every 1 - 3 years, depending on the recommendation of the vaccine manufacturer). General information: Before the dog enters the UK it must be treated by a vet against tapeworms between 24 hours and 5 days before it is checked in for the journey for the UK. This treatment must be recorded in the Pet Passport with date AND TIME (VERY IMPORTANT!!). No tick treatment necessary anymore. Puppies: Every puppy must be microchipped and must be vaccinated against rabies and it must be at least 12 weeks old at the time of vaccination. You have to wait at least 21 days before you can travel. For the rest: check our “General information”. If you want to study everything more detailed, just have a look under Pet Travel Scheme on the DEFRA-webside: www.gov.uk/take-pet-abroad Travelling to Northern Ireland: Under the new Windsor Framework (27.02.2023), pet movements between Great Britain and Northern Ireland will require only a new travel document detailing the pet’s microchip number, and a declaration that the dog will not be moving on to Ireland or any other EU country. Requirements for dogs from abroad are the same as to enter GB... Travelling to Ireland: If the owner wants to take his dog into the Republic of Ireland – or another EU country – then the rabies vaccination, tapeworm treatment and AHC (Animal Health Certificate) requirements will remain. Meanwhile, for Northern Irish pet owners who want to travel to Southern Ireland or the wider EU, their current EU Pet Passports will still be valid. GOOD LUCK - and enjoy your trip!