New Rules for Pets Entering UK

Hope this helps my fellow military families that are transfered to the UK and have four legged kids.

Beginning Jan. 1, 2012, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) is updating rules for pets entering the U.K., making it a much shorter process for pets. While microchipping and rabies vaccinations will still be required in addition to a pet passport or official health certificate signed by a veterinarian, the waiting period when bringing pets from the states will be cut to 21 days after the rabies vaccination — none of which is in quarantine, which will allow the pets to stay at home with their owners. The new rules will apply for pets coming to the U.K. from European Union and approved non-EU countries and territories, including the mainland U.S. For more information visit:










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