Cambridge Cat Clinic can provide all the services required to obtain a Passport, allowing your cat to travel abroad.
In recent years the regulations for the Pet Travel Scheme have changed to make travel easier.
For cats, over 12 weeks of age, entering the UK from the EU or Non-EU listed countries:
- Microchip Your cat must have a readable microchip implanted.
Your cat must have a rabies vaccination followed by a 21 day waiting period after which they are able to enter the EU and re-enter the UK.
A waiting period is not required for subsequent entries into the UK, provided booster vaccinations are up to date.
- Travel Documentation
We will provide you with a passport containing all your cat’s vaccination and microchip details
- Your cat must enter the UK from a listed country or territory, with an approved transport company on an authorised route
The complete list of requirements and more detailed information on all aspects of the scheme including travelling to and from unlisted countries can be found on Gov.uk
While we will do everything we can to help, it is ultimately your responsibility to ensure that all the requirements are completed correctly and at the appropriate time.
Before travelling with your cat, it is a good idea to consider how the stress associated with transport and change of environment will affect your particular puss. For short holidays abroad we recommend your cat remains in the comfort of familiar surroundings with a familiar carer. For longer trips or relocation, we can advise you on techniques and ideas that may improve the experience, especially for more nervous travellers. For general advice on getting your cat used to the carrier click here.
Remember to keep flea, tick and worm control current throughout your time abroad. Different treatments may be required from your cat’s normal flea and wormers, depending on your location and we can advise you on this prior to your trip.
For more information, please contact us to speak to a member of our cat clinic team.