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Travelling with your pet

Travelling with your pet – The Pet Travel Scheme

The Pet Travel Scheme (PETS) is the system that allows travelling with your pet; pet dogs, cats and ferrets from any country can enter the UK without quarantine as long as they meet the conditions of the scheme, which includes your pet being microchipped.

It also means that people in the UK can take their dogs, cats and ferrets to any country and bring them back to the UK without the need for the animals to enter quarantine.

These rules are in place to keep the UK free from rabies and certain other diseases.

Dogs, cats and ferrets may only enter the UK from any country if they are fully compliant with PETS.

For full information on the latest requirements and procedures please take a look at the GOV.UK website – Taking your Pet Abroad, on the following link


Pet Travel Insurance

Before travelling abroad, it is important to consider pet insurance to help cover the costs if the unexpected happens. There’s a lot to think about when taking your pet on holiday, and having a good pet insurance policy gives you the peace of mind of knowing that help is at hand if you have problems transporting your pet, or in the event of a pet’s unexpected illness or injury during your time away.

Petplan® can provide the following cover for pets travelling abroad:

Emergency Veterinary Fees

The cost of emergency veterinary treatment needed to treat a pet’s illness and injury during a holiday.

Holiday Cancellation

Cover for travel and accommodation costs if your pet is ill or injured before your holiday and cannot travel with you, or is ill or injured during a holiday and you have to cut your holiday short.

Quarantine Expenses & Loss of Documents

If your pet is not allowed back into, or requires quarantine on return to, the UK, the cost of obtaining a duplicate certificates and the cost of quarantine can be covered.

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Terms, conditions and excesses apply and may be varied at renewal.

identicare Ltd (Registered Office Address: Unit 7, 10 Great North Way, York Business Park, York, YO26 6RB) is an appointed representative of Pet Plan Limited. Petplan is a trading name of Pet Plan Limited (Registered in England No. 1282939) and Allianz Insurance plc (Registered in England No. 84638). Registered office: 57 Ladymead, Guildford, Surrey GU1 1DB. Pet Plan Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Financial Services Register No. 311969. Allianz Insurance plc is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Financial Services Register No. 121849. Pet Plan Limited is a subsidiary of Allianz Insurance plc. Petplan’s trading address is: Great West House (GW2), Great West Road, Brentford, Middlesex TW8 9DX. identicare Ltd is not part of the Allianz (UK) Group.

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