We're considering taking our Dog into France from the UK on holiday. We will probably be travelling on the Eurostar.
Looking through the web site on getting a dog passport it all seems pretty straight forward:
When travelling to or returning to the UK from another EU or non-EU listed country your pet needs:
- a microchip
- a rabies vaccination (make sure your pet is microchipped first or the vaccination won’t count)
- a pet passport or official third country veterinary certificate tapeworm treatment (for dogs only)
But then we bumped into a vet friend of ours last night and she mentioned in passing, "Yes but it's hard to find a vet in France". What? "Well you need a vet in France to sign the dog back into the country?"
I thought the procedure would simply contact our UK vet, get all the documentation and that would be it.
Does anyone have experience of this? Is it simple? Do we need to get a Vet in France to check us back into the UK?
I've scoured the gov.uk web site and cannot see any mention of this procedure. Makes me think the vet friend was wrong?