Animal passport regulations are in place across the EU to ensure that animals do not take diseases such as rabies across international borders. However, whilst in the past, there was a limit on the number of animals that could be taken across EU borders at any one time, those restrictions are set to be lifted. In certain circumstances and in certain countries, at least.
So long as you can prove that the animals you are travelling with are taking part in competitions or sporting events, there will no longer be a maximum number of animals that you can travel with. This may be extremely good news for those with numerous competitive animals who may previously have had to leave certain competitors at home or have been forced to place their precious cargo into someone else’s care.
All animals will still need a passport to travel across borders, to help ensure that those it is safe for them to do so, and that they are not dangerous or carrying diseases that could be spread to those animals in the destination country.
When looking to get an animal passport, whether for a kitten or even a ferret, you will need to ensure that they are microchipped. After this, you should ensure they get a rabies vaccination at least 21 days prior to travel. If you are travelling with a puppy, you will also need to get tapeworm treatment for them.
Keeping your pet in good health will also be wise, as travelling can be stressful for an animal, and always be sure to source them the right pet food, no matter where they are, to help ensure they do not get ill in the country you are travelling to.