The United Kingdom requires that all horses, ponies, and donkeys have a passport. The animal's keeper must keep the passport on them if the animal is outside the stable or field. If the animal, with its keeper, is found without a valid passport where one is required, it is a fine of £5,000 ($6,602 USD).
More about pet passports:
- Pet passports require that the animal be microchipped and vaccinated.
- Pet Travel Scheme, or PETS, was created for animals traveling between European countries. Animals in this system do not have to undergo quarantine when entering another country, making travel faster and easier. Other countries that are adopting the PETS system are New Zealand, Australia, and North America.
- Passports for dogs, cats, and ferrets can be obtained for those traveling to or from European countries.