To travel with your dog, several official requirements must be met:
- Ensure your dog is microchipped.
- The dog must have received a rabies vaccination at least 21 days prior to the date of travel.
- Obtain a health certificate from your veterinarian no more than 10 days before your intended travel date. This certificate remains valid for approximately 4 months.
It's important to note that as a British passport holder, you are generally allowed a maximum of 90 days within the European Union (EU). Fortunately, the health certificate obtained for travel within the EU will also be valid in Switzerland.
Additionally, there is a requirement to visit a veterinarian between 24 and 120 hours before returning to the UK. During this visit, the vet will administer the necessary worming tablet and endorse the health certificate accordingly.
While we have not personally completed this process, we are aware of several individuals who have successfully adhered to these regulations.
More official information:
FSVO: Travelling with pets