Please scroll down for the latest news on pet passports and other information about importing pets to and from France.

Pet passports can be a real problem at border crossings,  if all your documentation is not correct. Also there have been cases of a micro chip not being able to be read at the port, and the animals having to be quarantined at great cost.

 For the latest news about pet passports and pet import and export rules between France and the UK please visit it DEFRA website.

 Their website  is http://www.defra.gov.uk/wildlife-pets/pets/travel/    The PETS Helpline on 0870 241 1710
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New 2012 Tapeworm rules for dogs entering the UK from DEFRA

Please be advised that for entry/re-entry to the UK, from the 1st January 2012 tapeworm (Echinococcus multilocularis) rules will apply to pet dogs only. 
 Not less than 24 hours and not more than 120 hours (1-5 days) before its scheduled arrival time in the UK under the Pet Travel Scheme, your dog must be treated against tapeworm and the treatment recorded in the EU pet passport or the third country official veterinary certificate. Your dog must be treated using an approved/licensed veterinary medicine whose active ingredient is Praziquantel, or an equivalent product.

  Importing pets into the UK from France – From January 2012 animals entering the UK will not have to wait for 6 months after the rabies vaccination .

For full details click this link:

http://www.defra.gov.uk/…assports/