Brexit and Pet Travel – Urgent Update (Nov 18)

Find out about how Brexit may impact on travelling to the EU with your pet...

In preparation for Brexit, the government are preparing for worst-case scenarios which may impact on the many aspects of our lives. As part of this, DEFRA has issued an update on what will happen if the UK leaves the EU in March 2019 without a deal. This includes details on how this will impact travel to the EU with your pet.

What do you need to do?

If you are planning to travel to the EU with your pet after March 2019, please contact your local veterinary practice as soon as possible.

If you are planning to travel on or soon after 29th March 2019, please contact your local veterinary practice by 29th November at the latest.

For more information visit www.gov.uk and search ‘pet travel’ or click here to read our blog ‘Brexit and Pet Travel’

Travelling abroad with your pet after Brexit

Planning on taking your pet dog, cat or ferret with you on an Easter break to the EU next year? New advice released today recommends that you speak to your vet about what steps you may need to take to make sure your pet can travel. Search for #PetTravel on GOV.UKIf you want to travel immediately after 29 March you’ll need to make an appointment at the vets as soon as possible for advice.Christine Middlemiss, UK Chief Veterinary Officer, said:“Today we are giving practical and straightforward advice for people who wish to travel to the EU with their pets after we leave the EU in a no deal situation.I urge all pet owners who wish to travel immediately after 29 March 2019 to consult their vet as soon as they can. This is about planning ahead to ensure your pet has the correct health protection documented and in place for all possible Exit scenarios.”Keep up to date on the latest guidance for pet owners wishing to take their pet to the EU on or after 29 March 2019. Find out more here www.gov.uk/guidance/pet-travel-to-europe-after-brexit

Posted by Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) on Tuesday, 6 November 2018

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