The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in London, United Kingdom

Travelling with pets

The member states of the European Union have introduced uniform rules for pets travelling abroad with their owners.

You can find all information on rules and requirements on the website of the Dutch government.

Change in rabies vaccination exemption for young animals

From 29 December 2014 onwards all dogs, cats and ferrets will need a valid rabies vaccination in order to be allowed to enter the Netherlands. This means that from that date onwards young animals under 12 weeks will no longer be exempt from rabies vaccination. Effectively, since the first vaccination is valid after 21 days, no dogs, cats and ferrets under 15 weeks of age will be allowed into the country.