Leaving your pet behind while you and the rest of the family head off for a fun-filled holiday can leave any pet-owner feeling guilty. Not to mention the stress of worrying about their health and safety while you are away. So why leave your pet behind? With the UK’s Pet Travel Scheme (PETS) it is now easier than ever to take your family pet abroad, enriching your holiday experience and giving you peace of mind too!
PETS allows you to take certain pets abroad with you and return to the UK without the upset of quarantining your animal. However, in order to do so, certain regulations must be met, so some forward planning is required. For a complete list of regulation requirements, the best place to check is the UK government’s Defra website. It is also essential that you check with the embassy of your chosen destination before travelling so that you know exactly what their pet travel regulations are - they can vary from country to country, especially outside of the EU.
Once you’ve picked a destination and met your regulation requirements, you’re ready to go! Here are a few tips to ensure safe and happy holidays with your family pets: