The Pet Passport Scheme

Brexit Update



The Brexit transition period has ended and new rules on pet travel now apply.  


When travelling with your pet dog, cat or ferret abroad, the requirements you need to meet depend on which country you’re going to.

There are different rules for:

Travelling your pet to an EU country, Northern Ireland, a non EU country and bringing your pet into the uk from another country.


If you are thinking of travelling your pet between countries, please click the below link for guidance.



Please plan ahead:  current warnings are that

‘Depending on a pets’ history and the result of rabies blood test(s), the process could take at least 4 months

Christine Middlemiss, Chief Veterinary Officer, Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs



    2 Mill Road, West Mersea

    Colchester, Essex

    CO5 8RH


    Opening Hours:

    Mon-Fri:  8:30 - 19:00

    Sat: 8:30 - 12:30

    Tel: 01206 384999

     Sun & BH: closed

    Out of Hours Tel : 01206 842224




    Did you know? ..Blackwater Vets is one of only just a few veterinary practices in the Colchester region that hold cat friendly clinic status?