Pet Passport Scotland
REGULATIONS FOR TAKING A PET DOG, CAT OR FERETT TO
RABIES FREE COUNTRIES OR
COUNTRIES WITH A LOW INCIDENCE OF RABIES:
If your pet is entering Scotland from a rabies free or country with a low incidence of rabies after residing there for at least 6 months, they will not be quarantined if they have been microchipped and vaccinated at least 21 days prior to entering Scotland. There is no Blood Titer Test required in this case.
Your vet must vaccinate your pet with an inactive rabies vaccine after the microchip is installed. If your animal has been vaccinated before it was fitted with a microchip, it will have to be vaccinated again after the microchip is inserted.
Note: Your dog or cat must be at least 3 months old before being vaccinated.
Shortly before travel, a USDA (or CFIA) accredited veterinarian must then complete the Annex II for Scotland for endorsement by the USDA or CFIA if traveling from the United States or Canada. If you are not traveling from either of these countries, the Governing Authority of your country should endorse the forms. A copy of the Rabies Certificate should also be included.
Before your dog or cat can enter Scotland, it must be treated against certain tapeworms between one and five days prior to entering Scotland using an approved treatment. Any licensed veterinarian can do this. This will complete your cat or dog passport for Scotland.
Scotland will accept tatoos as identification given prior to July 3, 2011 if the tatoo
is clear and visible and was given to your pet prior to vaccination. The
date that the tatoo was given must be recorded on the Annex II form as
well as the number and date of vaccination.
ENTERING SCOTLAND FROM ANOTHER UNITED KINGDOM (RABIES FREE) COUNTRY SUCH AS ENGLAND OR IRELAND: Under EU rules, all pet dogs, cats and ferrets moving between EU Member states should be microchipped, vaccinated against rabies and accompanied by a pet passport. Pets traveling between these countries on the ground should not experience compliance checks.
PETS ENTERING SCOTLAND FROM A COUNTRY WITH A HIGH INCIDENCE OF RABIES:
Pet cats, dogs and ferrets entering Scotland from a country with a high incidence of rabies will be quarantined for a period of three months in Scotland. If your pet is entering Scotland after January 1, 2012, quarantine can be avoided by administering a Blood Titer Test one month after vaccination and three months prior to travel.
Failure to comply with these regulations will mean that your pet may be refused entry and the relevant authority in consultation with an authorized veterinarian can decide to return the pet home, or place the dog or cat in quarantine at the expense of the owner or natural person responsible for pet, or as a last resort, without financial compensation, put the pet down where the return trip home or quarantine cannot be arranged.
All other pets (birds, invertebrates, tropical fish, reptiles, amphibia, mammals such as rodents and rabbits) are not subject to the regulations in respect of the anti-rabies vaccination but may have to meet other requirements as to a limit on the number of animals and a certificate to accompany them in respect of other diseases. Pet owners are strongly advised to seek further information from the relevant authority of their country and/or that of the country of destination.
All countries have a unique veterinary certificates. This form differs from the International Veterinary Certificate issued by veterinarians in the United States. (APHIS 7001) This is an important part of your cat or dog passport.
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