It's not been that widely documented but the Pets Passport system has changed as of the 1st January 2012. Thankfully it is easier and cheaper to set up. However some note does need to be made of other risks that our pets can face when travelling abroad.
We moan about the weather in the UK but is does have the advantage of preventing some nasty tick borne diseases and some parasites that are prevalent further south, especially around the Med. Our pets have no natural immunity to these problems. Thankfully with some pre-planning though most of the risks can be prevented and you and your pets can enjoy a happy holiday.