Nov 19 2018

Pet travel and Brexit

Pet owners will still be able to travel to Europe with their pet after the UK leaves the EU, whatever the outcome of the Brexit negotiations. However, in the event of ‘no deal’, they may need to take some additional steps to be able to travel with their pet to the EU.

If you are planning to travel with your pet after 29 March 2019 the Government recommend you contact us at least four months in advance to check what you need to do. Those wishing to travel to the EU on 30 March 2019, for example, should discuss requirements with their vet as soon as possible and by 28 November 2018 at the latest.  The requirements for travel in the event of ‘no deal’ would include making sure that pets are effectively vaccinated against rabies before they travel. This involves having an up-to-date rabies vaccination and a blood test to demonstrate sufficient levels of rabies antibody.  The blood test would need to be carried out a minimum of 30 days after any initial rabies vaccination and a minimum of three months before their travel date. This means that pet owners will need to talk to their vet about health requirements in good time to make sure they are able to travel with their pet.

More information can be found on this website.

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