Can a UK vet give a jab for a French pet passport?

Rabies jabs required for pet passports should not be administered by a UK vet now the UK has fully left the EU, as a French pet passport is an EU document

9 November 2021

All dogs that are taken on travels must be vaccinated against rabies, under UK and French law Pic: Oleg Batrak / Shutterstock

By Liv Rowland

Reader question: My dog is due to have her rabies injection but I am stuck in England and cannot get back to France. Can a UK vet enter details of an injection into her French pet passport?

Unfortunately, no, a UK vet cannot give the jab.

Since a French pet passport is an EU document, rabies jabs required for the passport should not be administered by a UK vet now the UK has fully left the EU.

Read more: Rabies shot for dogs: How often is it required for France-UK travel

This was confirmed to The Connexion by the French Agriculture Ministry, which said that only EU vets must do the pet’s jabs for a French pet passport.

A UK government source also said that Britons using French pet passports should ensure that UK-based vets “have no input” into it, as this could invalidate it.

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