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Simplified regulations for travelling with pet animals


Date: 30/01/2012
Source: DCC

From 1 January 2012, pets no longer need blood tests for rabies and ticks before travelling to Great Britain, Ireland and Malta. However pets must be vaccinated against rabies 21 days before travelling to these countries (rather than seven months as was previously the case). Sweden too has abandoned the rabies antibody test.
Every pet requires an EU pet passport which records its microchip number and proof of rabies vaccination. There are no standardised regulations yet about tapeworm treatment within the EU.