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Pet Passport *New Rules from January 2012*

Pet Passport

* PLEASE NOTE THIS INFORMATION MAY CHANGE POST BREXIT!*

Visiting Jersey with your pet from the UK

You can bring your pet into Jersey from UK without the need for a pet passport and the requirements for microchipping and rabies vaccination. Jersey is seen as part of the UK for the Pet Travel Scheme.

Your pet's welfare while travelling

  • Don’t delay – find out the rules in plenty of time before you travel
  • If you wish to return to Jersey with your pet after a trip abroad, or intend to bring your pet into Jersey for the first time, you need to be aware of the changes
  • You are responsible for ensuring your pet meets all the rules for entering Jersey
  • Make sure you have had the procedures carried out in the correct order and your pet’s documentation is correctly completed. If you do not, your pet will be refused entry

Rules depend on which country you are travelling into Jersey from:

EU Member States – see Defra website: www.gov.uk/take-your-pet-abroad
Approved non-EU countries – see Defra website for latest details :www.gov.uk/take-your-pet-abroad
Non-approved countries  – see Defra website.

 

I am bringing my pet from/to Ireland does it need a pet passport?

Yes. All pets travelling between Jersey and the Republic of Ireland must be prepared for the Pet Travel Scheme and have a pet passport. 

Entry to Jersey from EU Member States and approved non-EU countries

For your pet to enter Jersey from these countries, you must answer ‘yes’ to the all of the following questions:

  • Is your pet microchipped*?
  • Is your pet currently vaccinated against rabies?
  • Was your pet vaccinated after it was microchipped?
  • Have you had your pet's microchip checked before travel?
  • Have you got an EU Pet Passport or Official Veterinary Health Certificate*** from your vet certifying the microchip and vaccination?
  • Have at least 21 days passed since it was vaccinated?
  • Have you checked that the vaccination is still in date and all the dates in the passport are correct?
  • Have you checked all the relevant parts are signed and stamped by an official vet?
  • Has your dog been treated for tapeworm 1-5 days before scheduled arrival?
  • Are you travelling into Jersey with your pet on an approved carrier?

Entry to Jersey from non-approved countries

For your pet to enter Jersey from these countries, you must answer ‘yes’ to all of the following steps:

  • Is your pet microchipped*?
  • Is your pet currently vaccinated against rabies?
  • Was your pet vaccinated after being microchipped?
  • Was a blood sample for a blood test taken at least 30 days after it was vaccinated?
  • Has your pet passed the blood test? (your vet will tell you)
  • Have you got an EU Pet Passport** or Official Veterinary Health Certificate*** from your vet certifying the microchip, vaccination and blood test result?
  • Have 3 months passed since the date the blood sample was taken?
  • Has your dog been treated for tapeworm 1-5 days before scheduled arrival?
  • Are you travelling into Jersey with your pet on an approved route and approved carrier?

*** Please note – Official Veterinary Health Certificate are issued by non-EU countries only.

How do I get a pet passport?

Pet passports are available from us and your pet can have its picture in the passport. Please allow 21 days for the passport to be issued.

Please contact any of our branches for current charges.

Does my pet need a tapeworm treatment?

Dogs need to be treated for tapeworm before entering Jersey. This treatment must be carried out by a vet and not by you. The vet should check the microchip first before carrying out the treatment and then complete the passport. Your pet must be treated not less than 24 hours and not more than 120 hours (5 days) before the scheduled arrival time into Jersey.

What about ticks and other diseases?

From 1 January 2012, tick treatment for pets entering Jersey will not be required but all pet owners travelling abroad with their pets should discuss disease prevention with their vet and the possible need for pets to be treated for ticks prior to departure to provide optimal protection, as part of good animal health practice. Check our pet advice section for more travel advice.

How can I travel from Europe to Jersey with my pet?

All pets entering Jersey from abroad must travel with an approved carrier. Approved carriers have trained staff who will check the pet passport so that when you land you comply with the Regulations. If you pet does not meet the Pet Travel Scheme requirements it may have to be left behind, so check your pet passport is valid before you travel.

Can I bring my pet from Europe to Jersey on a private boat or private plane?

No, a pet landed from a private boat or a private plane into Jersey is an illegal landing.

What if my pet fails the check?

Pets that fail the check will be refused entry into Jersey and advised to contact a vet. If the pet has landed it may be held till the pet is compliant or re exported out of the island.

What types of dogs are not allowed into Jersey?

Please check the States website for up to date information. www.gov.je/PetTravel

An EU pet passport is not required when travelling directly between the Channel Islands and the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.

For more information, please follow the link: www.gov.je/Travel/TravellingPets/Pages/index.aspx

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