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What is a pet passport?

A pet passport is a travel document for dogs, cats and ferrets, allowing them to be taken across borders with their owners. It records details of ownership, the animal’s description and identification information, and details of rabies and other vaccinations. Pet passports are issued by vets, and allow animals to be taken throughout the EU, as well as dozens of other countries around the world. Additional requirements apply if travelling with certain animals to and from some countries. Different rules may apply when travelling to the EU from 1 January 2021.

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